[KS] Photographs of Cheongyecheon in 1965, and other Seoul scenes

Hildi and S.W. Kang kangswh at comcast.net
Fri Mar 5 14:45:56 EST 2010

Thanks for these pics! I lived in Korea in 1964 on the family farm in Anyang podo-won. It seems my parents-in-law were comfortable with my staying in Seoul: Chegi-dong, and visiting palaces .... but now i know they steered me away from  impoverished Cheongyecheon ... too bad. I would have appreciated knowing!
Hildi Kang
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  Subject: [KS] Photographs of Cheongyecheon in 1965, and other Seoul scenes

  Apologies to those on the ASCK and BAKS lists for cross-posting. 

  Dear friends and colleagues,

  Sorry if this is old hat. But some remarkable photographs of 
  an impoverished Cheongyecheon in 1965 - and a wealth of
  other images of Seoul in the 1950s-70s - can be found here:

  Many thanks to Tom Coyner and Alan Timblick for the link.

  Already by 1982, when I first visited, there were no
  scenes remotely resembling this. The extraordinary
  pace of change in modern South Korea may be a cliché ,
  but so stark a visual reminder can still make you gasp.

  Belated Samil greetings to one and all,


  Aidan Foster-Carter

  Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University, UK 


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