(25) Student protesters led democracy movement 2012/02/04, Source,
Hundreds of students stage a demonstration after a ceremony to pay tribute to the late activist Park Jong-chul (top right photo) at Korea University in Seoul in January 1987. / Korea Times file
By Michael Breen
In the authoritarian period between the Korean War and the election of Roh Tae-woo in 1987, South Korea's political leaders refused, or perhaps were unable, to accept and honor the idea that political opponents could be loyal to the state.
An opposition party was tolerated to a point because the country was aping American democracy, but those in power were always tempted to interpret threats to their own position as threats to the country itself.
Thus the first dictator, Syngman Rhee, executed an opposition leader for suggesting North-South talks; Park Chung-hee smeared Jeffersonian democrats like Kim Dae-jung as communists; Chun Doo-hwan blacklisted even conservative political figures while co-opting politicians into a formal opposition group (dismissed as "opposition by day, ruling party by night"),...More
The Front Line wins big at Korean Critics Awards 2011/11/14, Source,
Director JANG Hun's "The Front Line" was the big winner at the 31st Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards. The ceremony was held at the Seoul Press Center on the evening of Friday, Nov. 11.
South Korea's submission to the Academy Awards best foreign language film nominations, The Front Line snapped up a total of four KAFC awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actor,...More
[Music] Korean 'Hot' Music & Fashion Light Up Shanghai's Night 2009/12/18, Source, Shanghai Becomes Stage for 'Feel Korea, K-Pop Night & K-Fashion Show' on the 24th-25th
Cultural Exchanges and Mutual Understanding between Korea & China to Commemorate 2010-2012 Korea-China Cultural Exchange Shanghai will stage Korea's most representative contents including pop music and fashion. ,...More
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