[KS] pyongyang kamsa

Yong-ho Choe choeyh at hawaii.edu
Mon Mar 18 19:46:31 EST 2002

The governorship of Pyongyang was one of the most coveted positions in the 
Choson government.  There is an expression: "Pyongyang kamsa to chagiga 
silhu^myo^n an'ganda."

At 02:47 PM 3/16/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I am looking at the screen of "Pyongyang kamsa banquet on the Taedong
>I would like to know what is "Pyongyang kamsa."  Was he the major of the
>city of Pyongyang or the governor of Pyongan province?  If he was the
>governor of Pyongan province, why was he called Pyongyang kamsa?
>His banquet is a topic of many screen depicting the map of pyongyang, he
>must have been a powerful figure, higher than major.
>Sincerely yours,
>Junghee Lee

Yong-ho Choe
Department of History
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI  96822

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