"A chrysanthemum under a high autumn sky sleeps the eternal sleep. Even though we cannot see her graceful appearance again in person, she will stay forever as a delicate scent in every person's mind who loves her".
Actress Jang Jin-yeong died with stomach cancer in September, 2009, and the three-thousand square meter memorial hall for commemorating her sprit was built and opened in Imsil-gun in Jeollabukdo province on May 14. The memorial hall has been built by his father Jang Gil Nam (78), who wanted to let her rest in peace in a remote mountain village with clean air.
The 240 square meter exhibition displays her possessions such as her diary, costumes, and accessories, and things related to movie to present her life with movies during her lifetime. In particular, a scholarship foundation was established to keep her will to help poor students with 1.1 billion-funding and the foundation's office has placed right beside the memorial place. The late Jang Jin-yeong had helped poor students for a long time. The office will be also used as a study room for children living in the village.
The scholarship foundation has selected excellent students in academy and arts among high school and university students from the village since last year and has given scholarship to those students. Her father Jang Gil Nam said, "During the financial crisis in 1997, our family was on the verge of bankruptcy, but we could overcome the bad financial difficulties with Jin Young's every help both materially and spiritually. She had shown great love to her family members, so I have decided to establish this memorial place as my last present to her as her parents".On the opening ceremony held on May 14 with her family members and close friends attending, short introduction about her was given, the memorial stone was unveiled, and the scholarship was provide to students.
Source : english.kbs.co.kr/Ent... ( English Korean )
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