Song Hye Kyo Continues To Support Korean Historical Education Through Donation For National Liberation Day
The National Liberation Day of Korea is celebrated annually on August 15 in both North and South Korea and marks the date that the Korean peninsula was liberated from Japanese colonial occupation.
In honor of both the 74th National Liberation Day and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government of Korea, Song Hye Kyo collaborated with Professor Seo Kyung Duk of Sungshin Women’s University to donate 10,000 copies of a guidebook to a Korean independence movement museum in Chongqing.
The donation was made public through Professor Seo Kyung Duk, who revealed that the guidebook was made available in both Korean and Chinese and could be downloaded on a website that had been set up this year. The guidebook shares the history of the Provisional Government of Korea, which was established by Korean independence activists living in exile in China during the Japanese colonial occupation.
Professor Seo stated, “We already donated copies of the guidebook to the Temporary Government Memorial Museum in Hangzhou earlier this year for the 100th anniversary, and we donated again to the Chongqing museum in honor of National Liberation Day.”
He continued, “This is the 17th time that Song Hye Kyo and I have donated guidebooks. I’m really happy that she is setting an example as a Hallyu star for how to represent her country.”
Earlier this year, the two donated guidebooks in Tokyo to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Independence Declaration, and set up a display in The Hague, Netherlands, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement.
Professor Seo said, “The history of our independence movement abroad is not very well preserved. But if we visit those places and show our interest in them, then that is the best way to preserve them.”
Song Hye Kyo also supports Korean education by helping provide Korean language services to famous museums around the world.