The March 1st Movement of 1919 was a watershed moment in modern Korean history that was shaped by global developments in the wake of World War I, as well as by the Korean people’s aspiration for a free and independent nation.
To commemorate the centennial anniversary of Korea’s Independence Movement, the KDI School of Public Policy and Management and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Korea Studies Program hosted a day-long conference called The 1919 March First Movement & The Birth of Modern Korea in Washington, DC, USA. At this conference, attendees examined the confluence of the global and the local in the momentous events that transpired not only in Korea, but across the colonial world in 1919.
The conference featured two panels that considered the global context of Korea’s March 1st Movement and other national liberation movements around the world, as well as changes to the international system in the wake of World War I, and the impact of the March 1st Movement on Korean national consciousness, society, and institutions.
By KDIS PR Team