[Article] “March the First” and Nation-Building Korean-Style / Paik Nak-chung

The Quarterly Changbi 184, Summer 2019



Paik Nak-chung carefully discusses the revolutionary significance of the March 1st Movement from the viewpoint of the present, after the Candlelight Revolution. Emphasizing that the spirit of March 1st was founded on the tradition of the Donghak movement and peasant revolution, which embraced Gaebyeok thought, he highlights the consistent current of transformative centrism that has continued since the March 1st Movement. In this sense, this article reminds us that the tasks of the Candlelight Revolution and the ongoing nation-building Korean-style are the continuation and materialization of the March 1st Movement as an all-national people’s movement in a phased process.