[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!
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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 4:57 AM
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,
Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds University, UK
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