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TDISH: A Failed Assassination Attempt?

On August 8, 1973, Kim Dae-jung, a notable South Korean opposition politician, was snatched from a hotel room in Tokyo.  He was then taken to a small boat that put out to sea in what later came to be seen as an attempt of Kim’s life.  138 more words

This Date In Strange History

Two Months in Korea Part 2.5

This is a travelogue on the curatorial fellowship I took in Seoul from September to October 2015 under the Cultural Partnership Initiative Program. I was lucky to have had this opportunity — there aren’t very many fellowships or training programs, it seems, for curators of library collections or history exhibits. 526 more words


Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)

Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 20, 2016)

1. Amid blood supply shortage, a military officer has donated his blood 152 times in the last ten years. 295 more words

Current Issues In Korea

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