Document Type

Oral Presentation

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

19-5-2022

End Date

19-5-2022

Keywords

Conscription, History, South Korea

Abstract

South Korea has had a mandatory military service requirement for male South Korean citizens from the ages 18-28 since the 1950's- the government's response to accelerate the establishment of a stronger defense force during post cold-war times. The disposition of conscription has been changed multiple times since it's implementation and continues to be reexamined as South Korea progresses, but it still faces scrutiny and controversies as forced labor conventions are challenged and many young men will try to find exemptions from the obligation to serve their country for several years. This presentation will observe the history, reasoning, and future of conscription in South Korea.

https://source2022.sched.com/event/11Tom/conscription-in-south-korea

Faculty Mentor(s)

Chong Eun Ahn, Yoon Kim

Department/Program

Music Education

Additional Mentoring Department

Asian Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

AKS Korean Studies Scholarship

Streaming Media

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Conscription in South Korea

South Korea has had a mandatory military service requirement for male South Korean citizens from the ages 18-28 since the 1950's- the government's response to accelerate the establishment of a stronger defense force during post cold-war times. The disposition of conscription has been changed multiple times since it's implementation and continues to be reexamined as South Korea progresses, but it still faces scrutiny and controversies as forced labor conventions are challenged and many young men will try to find exemptions from the obligation to serve their country for several years. This presentation will observe the history, reasoning, and future of conscription in South Korea.

https://source2022.sched.com/event/11Tom/conscription-in-south-korea

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/CAH/17