This week, it’s time to join the resistance. We’ll trace the birth of the Korean resistance from protests in 1919 to its bifurcation into two rival movements. The first, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, will be based in Shanghai and dominated by the charismatic American-educated Syngman Rhee (Yi Seung-man). The second will be an armed anti-Japanese insurrection in Manchuria led by a man whose life is more myth than fact: Kim Il-sung.
Listen to the episode here.
Cummings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun.
Cummings, Bruce. North Korea: Another Country.
Allan, Richard C. Korea’s Syngman Rhee: An Unauthorized Portrait.