On The Border
A Taste of Korea
60 Years of the Republic
60 Years of the Republic: The Inter-Korean Joint Communique
"I'm Lee Hu-rak, director of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency. Instructed by President Park Chung-hee, early in May..." Everyone was astonished when Lee continued: "I...
Aug. 28, 2008 11:03
60 Years of the Republic: Park Chung-hee's Constitutional Revision
Park Chung-hee eventually followed in the footsteps of Syngman Rhee: he wanted to amend the Constitution to allow him a third term in office. One day in 1969, Park called Kim...
Aug. 28, 2008 10:24
60 Years of the Republic: Resident Registration Cards
"What concerns us is that the freedom currently enjoyed under a democracy could be significantly reduced. Our lives will become vulnerable to constant exposure." The editorial in...
Aug. 11, 2008 10:47
60 Years of the Republic: Kickstarting the Electronics Industry
"People say a small bagful of these little things is worth tens of thousands of dollars. But we can still only export cotton textiles. Dr. Kim, I want to develop the electronics...
Aug. 05, 2008 10:23
60 Years of the Republic: N.Korean Commando Incursions
"I've come to cut Park Chung-hee's throat." (Kim Shin-jo) "Bastards, they came this close." (Park Chung-hee) President Park Chung-hee, re-elected by a margin of 1.16 million...
Jul. 30, 2008 07:53
60 Years of the Republic: Seoul's Rapid Development
The Third Republic was not concerned about developing its capital city from the onset. But everything changed on April 4, 1966 when Kim Hyon-ok, then 39, was appointed as the 14th...
Jul. 28, 2008 10:50