Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA
Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA

South Korea's textbook row set to escalate political struggle ahead of the 2017 presidential election

Donald Kirk says the debate over Korean textbooks signifies the escalating political divide between the right and the left in South Korea

Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA
Opposition lawmakers march in Seoul to oppose the government's plan to introduce a state-produced history textbook for secondary school students. Photo: EPA
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