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President Roh Moo-Hyun's Last Interview and the Roh Moo-Hyun Phenomenon in South Korea

Kim, Hyung-A


This commentary discusses what is popularly regarded as the “Roh Moo-hyun Phenomenon” in today’s South Korean society, as an attempt to shed some light on an interview which the late President Roh Moo-hyun had with the author in December 2008. This interview is unique not only because it became Roh’s last interview conducted before his suicide on May 23, 2009, but also because it provides Roh’s candid critical self-assessment on his own presidency, especially regarding his role in both domestic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary Asia
DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1260754


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