On The Border
A Taste of Korea
60 Years of the Republic
60 Years of the Republic: Troop Dispatch to Vietnam
In spring 1964, South Korean ambassador to the U.S. Kim Chung-yul received special instructions from president Park Chung-hee through the South Korean ambassador to West Germany...
Jul. 23, 2008 10:13
60 Years of the Republic: Resuming Relations with Japan
Korea and Japan failed to reach agreement despite five rounds of talks seeking to normalize diplomatic relations from 1951 to 1960. But the Park Chung-hee administration, which...
Jul. 22, 2008 09:09
60 Years of the Republic: Koreans Go to Work in West Germany
The Nov. 14, 1963 edition of the Chosun Ilbo reported a story on miners who were going through 10 hours of intensive training a day without weekends off under the title of "A...
Jul. 18, 2008 10:47
60 Years of the Republic: Park Chung-hee and the Miracle on the Han River
"Did you say 7.1 percent?" Little wonder Fowler Hamilton, the head of the U.S. State Department's Agency for International Development, was startled at what he had just been told...
Jul. 16, 2008 09:14
60 Years of the Republic: The Park Chung-hee Putsch
On the morning of May 16, 1961, maj. gen. Park Chung-hee made his presence known to the press for the first time as he stood in front of the Seoul City Hall. The photograph taken...
Jul. 11, 2008 09:36
60 Years of the Republic: The Second Republic
Among the presidents and prime ministers of the Republic of Korea, president Yun Po-son and prime minister Chang Myon are the least likely to remain etched in people's memory....
Jul. 09, 2008 10:02