All posts tagged "history"

  • South Korea's President Park Geun-hye looks observes a minute of silence during a state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Singapore. During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of Lee's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centers across the island and leaders and dignitaries from more than two dozen countries attended the state funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    President Park’s approval rating hits 11-week low over textbooks row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye’s job approval rating fell to an 11-week low over the controversy surrounding the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks, a poll showed Friday. The survey by Gallup Korea showed 40...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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    Museum begins video archive of SF Korean immigration history

    The San Francisco Korean American Museum — which is still undergoing construction plans — is in the midst of gathering video interviews for its immigration history archive. According to the museum this week, it has collected 35...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • South Korea's Prime Minister participates in the National Assembly. Rival political parties in the country are still very much at odds regarding state-issued history textbooks for students. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s political parties still polarized on history textbook row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The National Assembly was polarized for the second day in a row Wednesday as the opposition continued to boycott parliamentary sessions in protest against the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks. On Tuesday,...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    S. Korean gov’t announces plan for publishing state-authored history textbooks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The government Tuesday announced the plan for reintroducing state-authored history textbooks for secondary school students, prompting the opposition party to boycott a parliamentary session in protest. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Education Minister Hwang...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a joint news conference with President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    President Park’s approval rating edges down amid history textbook row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye’s job approval rating edged down amid controversy over the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks for secondary school students. A poll released by Gallup Korea showed 42 percent approved of...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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    102 years later, Korea takes back former empire legation for restoration

    One hundred and two years after having the Korean Empire’s legation in the U.S. taken away by the Japanese colonial empire, the Korean community began restoration of the historic mission Monday. The four-story building, located about 1...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • Lawmakers from the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, including Chairman Moon Jae-in, center, stage a protest against the decision at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul. 
(Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)
    Ideological war starts over history textbooks in S. Korea

    Government will author single book By Jung Min-ho The South Korean government announced Monday that it will monopolize the right to author history textbooks for secondary schools, throwing the nation into an ideological war over how students...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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