Tuesday 20 October 2015
Emilio Crisi, (Buenos Aires): Partners and friends, as I once again have the pleasure to invite you to a talk-debate on the topic that encloses the book Revolucion Anarquista en Manchuria 1929-1932, based on research work that I managed to publish in 2014, and that already is in the libraries thanks to Libros de Annares (Argentina). The book is digitised by IATH, the Institute for Anarchist Theory and History (Brazil).
The book, with a foreword by Michael Schmidt, tries to develop among other topics the historiography, the difficulties of investigate the facts, the political context, social and economic development of the moment, the life of the Korean anarchist organisations and the surrounding regions who managed to give life to an unprecedented libertarian revolution for that area of the world, only comparable maybe because of its magnitude to the Spanish Social Revolution of 1936 or the 1919 Ukrainian Makhnovschina.
The book in addition gives evidence of a number of factors that try to explain how, an area of half a million peasants - plagued by exploitation, domination and the invasion of colonial armies - managed to practice antagonistic federalist administrative bodies in a new formation, at the same time that there were technical advances in rural processes of self-employment.
These and other points we will be able to share and discuss in this talk organized by Libros de Anarres and the Anarchist Book Fair.This book is a humble tribute to that generation of Korean anarchists who gave their lives in the pursuit of a project social emancipation: Kim Jong-Jin, Kim Jwae-Jin, Lee Eul-Kyu, Lee Jung-Kyu, Lee Hwae-young and Yu Rim, among others...