[KS] Pacific War and Korean War

Stefan Ewing sa_ewing at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 17 16:21:55 EDT 2005

Is the exhibit that Norman Thorpe referred to a temporary one?  If so, that 
would be a great shame.  I would love to see it, but there is a zero percent 
chance of my being in Korea before the end of August.  Hopefully, it will 
reappear some time in the future.

Stefan Ewing

>From: Norman Thorpe <cor1882 at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: Korean Studies Discussion List <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>To: Korean Studies Discussion List <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>Subject: Re: [KS] Pacific War and Korean War
>Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 22:26:56 -0700 (PDT)
>Dear list members,
>I regret that this may not help Dr. Cwiertka, since
>she is in Europe, but for anyone in or near Seoul,
>there's an excellent exhibition at the War Memorial of
>Korea about life during and after the Korean War.
>Titled "Ahh! Eomeoni" ("Ahh, Mother"), it focuses on
>the human side of how families coped with wartime
>disruption and after, from the critical to the
>mundane. Of course, much of the burden fell to
>The exhibition includes a recreated refugee village,
>complete with period political posters and
>advertising, and even a typical public toilet. Also
>displayed are numerous products from that era, which
>anyone who was in Korea in the 60s and 70s will find
>very nostalgic. Many, I had forgotten.
>For that reason, I also recommend it for anyone
>working with modern Korean literature. It evokes the
>atmosphere and setting of the period.
>Opened in April, this special exhibition will end Aug.
>31. Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:30 - 5. Closed Mondays. Info
>phone 02-793-1467/87.
>The War Memorial of Korea (Jeonjaeng Ginyeomgwan) is
>located just down the hill from the Yongsan army base.
>Subway lines 4 and 6, Samgakji Station.
>Dr. Cwiertka, exhibition catalogs were offered for
>sale, but I don't know the cost or how you could
>preview them.
>Norman Thorpe
>Adjunct Faculty
>Whitworth College
>Spokane, Wash., USA
>(Currently in Seoul - 010-2286-6997)

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