On The Border
A Taste of Korea
60 Years of the Republic
60 Years of the Republic: Exports Top US$10 Billion
"My fellow citizens, we've finally crossed the US$10 billion mark in exports earnings," announced President Park Chung-hee in a trembling voice at a ceremony celebrating "Exports...
Sep. 05, 2008 06:20
60 Years of the Republic: The Assassination of Park Chung-hee
President Park Chung-hee, on his way back to Cheong Wa Dae aboard a helicopter from a ceremony dedicating a flood bank at Sagpyo Lake on Oct. 26, 1979 had the chopper circle the...
Sep. 05, 2008 05:59
60 Years of the Republic: Struggle Against the Yushin System
In the wake of the August 1973 abduction of Kim Dae-jung, the opposition parties and anti-government forces launched a struggle against the so-called Yushin (revitalizing) system....
Sep. 05, 2008 04:29
60 Years of the Republic: The Green Revolution
Until the 1960s, food harvested in the fall ran out by May or June the following year in the rural areas in Korea, and people in the countryside had to endure hunger as barley,...
Sep. 04, 2008 11:19
60 Years of the Republic: The Emergency Decrees
The poet Ku Sang, a close friend of president Park Chung-hee, wrote a poem in 1973 lamenting a change in his friend. "Your heroic spirit has gone. Quixotic lunacy has taken its...
Sep. 04, 2008 11:13
60 Years of the Republic: The First Oil Crisis
Save 5 percent of oil for heating, and walk short distances below 2 km. Turn off lights during the day, limit lighting hours for neon signs, and try not to approve new hot spring...
Sep. 03, 2008 11:06