Song Hye-gyo donates information packs

October 29, 2013

Actress Song Hye-gyo and Prof. Seo Gyeong-deok of Sungshin Women’s University donated information pamphlets to the Ahn Jung-geun memorial center located in Harbin, China, Tuesday.

The donation was in commemoration of freedom fighter Ahn’s assassination of Hirobumi Ito, the first prime minister of Japan and then-Japanese resident-general of Korea, in Oct. 26, 1909, in Harbin.

The assassination came before Japan’s forced annexation of Korea in 1910.
“We have been providing newly designed Korean pamphlets free of charge to visitors of the memorial hall,” said Seo.

Song said that she felt sorry for the fact that Korean ones were not readily available, despite the fact that the hall was erected in Ahn’s honor.

“I hope our small donation will be of help to those visiting the memorial hall,” she said.
Song and Seo have been providing Korean pamphlets to national historical sites around the world.

In April 2012, Song covered the costs for the production of a new set of pamphlets to the Provisional Government of Korea in Shanghai. In January 2012, she donated new guidebooks to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.