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Becky Kim Section 1 Research Proposal From broad to focused topic Broad topic: What Chun Doo Hwan’s held secret Narrower topic: The Kwangju Massacre of 1980 Focused topic: The Kwangju Massacre that was kept secret from the Korean Republic and its influence on Korean democracy From focused topic to questions Questions: - Who ordered for the Kwangju Massacre? Why Kwangju? - What caused the Kwangju Massacre? - How could the soldiers murder their own people? - Why was this ordeal kept hidden? - Why was this event revealed now? - How has this event played into Korean democracy? - What role has it played in Korean history? - How have the stories developed? - How have the audiences changed? - How have the storytellers changed? - How have their motives to tell the stories changed? - What moral lessons does this event teach, if nay? - Whose purposes does this event serve? - Who is praised, blamed? Why? - What different versions of this event are available? Why? From questions to problems 1.
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Unformatted text preview: Topic: I am studying the Kwangju Massacre that was kept secret from the Korean republic and its influence on Korean democracy. 2. Question : because I want to find out what/why/how this event had happened. 3. Significance : in order to help my reader understand how this event played into Korean history and democracy- Where are there contradictions, inconsistencies and incomplete explanations? OPTION TWO : I plan to find oral history and interview material by using the internet and video documentaries available about this event and its causes. I have already watched two documentaries about this tragedy and they both include interviews from survivors and from their survivor’s children. Prior Knowledge or experience regarding the question: I only found out less than a month ago that this event had taken place in Korean history. It came as a shock to me and I wanted to find out more about it. I found out about this event through watching a documentary....
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