[KS] Koreans scoring points

in cho insoocho at usc.edu
Wed Sep 8 12:08:08 EDT 2004

1)  When was the statue of Yi Sunsin in Sejongro erected:

Based on quick web search, I found:

It was commissioned to a famous sculpture Kim Saejung(1928-1986), former
professor of Seoul National University and director of National Museum of
Contemporary Art, Korea in 1966 and erected in 1968.

Insoo Cho
Assistant Professor
Department of Art History
University of Southern California
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Los Angeles, CA 90089-0047
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insoocho at usc.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith Pratt <keith.pratt at durham.ac.uk>
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:16 am
Subject: [KS] Koreans scoring points

> Dear List,
> Please can anybody answer the two following questions for me. They are
> both so factual that I should be able to find the answers for myself, but
> (like arguments about the fall of Singapore) whoever I ask seems to come
> up with a different answer:
> (1)  When was the statue of Yi Sunsin in Sejongro erected, and was there
> any suggestion of contemporary anti-Japanese feeling in the accompanying
> speeches?
> (2)  I have heard that the first Seoul subway line was
> dug/built by a Japanese company, but that when it was officially opened in
> 1973 (?) the ceremony was arranged for August 15th, Liberation Day, as a
> means of saving a bit of Korean face. Is this actually so?
> Thanks for any advice,
> Keith Pratt

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