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A Ceremony was held in memory of Simsan, Kim Chang-suk view
A Ceremony was held in memory of Simsan, Kim Chang-suk
Date 2008-05-14 오전 9:31:15 View 1578
A Ceremony was held in memory of Simsan, Kim Chang-suk

A ceremony was held to mark the 46th Anniversary of the death of Kim Chang-suk on May 10(Sat) at Suyuri, Seoul. Kim Chang-suk was a great Confucian scholar and an independence movement activist who actively participated in the National Debt Repayment Movement during the Japanese colonial rule.

Kim Chang-suk, the first president of Sungkyunkwan University, was a liberation movement leader and educator. In the whirlwind of the Korean Independence Movement, which started in March 1919, he united Confucian scholars and sent a joint petition to the International Peace Conference, which was in session in Paris. After the Korean liberation in 1945, he organized a foundation which ultimately revived the Old Sungkyunkwan as an institute of higher education.

In order to honor his contribution to the country, the Korean government conferred posthumously on him the Republic of Korea Medal in the Order of Merit for National Foundation in 1962.
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