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Gwangju and Korean Democracy

Gwangju,the largest city in southwestern Korea, was once the provincial capital of South Jeolla province, but has since broken into its own separate metropolis (similar to Seoul, Busan, Daegu, and Daejeon). 702 more words


"The atmosphere there is strange"

Over recent months, I’ve slowly become addicted to the JoongAng Ilbo’s serialisation of the memoirs of Kim Jong-pil: founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, … 1,233 more words

South Korea

S Korea to issue 'correct history textbook' to students

 Government announces it will “correct errors” by writing its own version of history, angering teachers and academics.

By Harry Fawcett

Seoul – The South Korean government has said it will replace the country’s school history books with a single text, which will be called the “correct history textbook”. 153 more words

Korean Kelloggs

I’ve fallen in to old habits. After two days I can no longer handle having cold soup for breakfast as is typical here. Instead I decided to buy some cereal so that I can eat breakfast in the comfort of the room without having to get dressed before breakfast – a phenomenon I very much enjoy. 155 more words

Park Guen-Hye presidency - a wind of change for the Korean Peninsula?

Her father, Park Chung-Hee, ruled South Korea with an iron fist for eighteen years (1961 – 1979). 34 years later, Park Geun-Hye won democratic elections and became… 1,001 more words

Women's Empowerment

The President's Last Bang (그때 그사람들) - ★★★★☆

The date is October 26th, 1979 – the day of ‘strongman’ Park Chung-hee’s assassination. Following almost 18 years of brutal military rule and with a growing call for democracy by Korean citizens, Park, and those in his regime, are concerned. 809 more words