Professor Roland Wilson Co-Authors New Book on Australian Missionaries and Korean Independence Movement

Professor Roland Wilson Co-Authors New Book on Australian Missionaries and Korean Independence Movement

Dr. Roland B. Wilson, Program Coordinator, Associate Professor, and faculty advisor at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Mason’s Korea campus, recently co-authored a book titled Australian Missionaries’ Support to the Korean Independence Movement.

In collaboration with Ok-Ju Sim and Kyeong-soon Seo, the book, written in Korean, stands as the first comprehensive account of the Independence Movement and Australian Missionary contributions during the Japanese colonial period in Korea. The book sheds light on the endeavors of three Australian female missionaries recognized for their role in the Korean independence movement, providing a thorough examination of their involvement in the March 1st Movement and the Busan March 11th Movement.

Dr. Wilson took charge of Part Two of the book, titled "Australian Missionary’s Support for Korea’s Independence Movement: A Model for Women, Nonviolent Movements and World Peace." This section delves into the "History of Korean Independence," "The Role of Women in the Korean Independence Movement," and "Australian Missionary Support," offering a compelling exploration of their impactful contributions.