Silencing Survivors’ Narratives: Why Are We Again Forgetting the No Gun Ri Story?

  title={Silencing Survivors’ Narratives: Why Are We Again Forgetting the No Gun Ri Story?},
  author={Suh-Yoon Choi},
  journal={Rhetoric \& Public Affairs},
  pages={367 - 388}
  • Suh-Yoon Choi
  • Published 12 December 2008
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Rhetoric & Public Affairs
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