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[[!meta date="2015-02-09 04:37:00"]]
[[!meta title="No contemporary history in Korea?"]]
[[!tag  imported_PyBlosxom korea society]]

> In South Korea, contemporary history is omitted from the national
> school curriculum. The modern era ("geundae") begins in 1876 with the
> "opening" of Joseon Korea to international trade and international
> market forces, and the contemporary era ("hyeondae") begins in 1945
> with liberation from Japanese colonial rule. Arguably the most
> diligent students in the world study everything except the entire
> history of their own republic, founded in 1948, and the entire history
> of the division, which was applied in 1945. Not one but every
> generation of South Koreans lacks the formal education to understand
> the historical context of the republic or the division beyond personal
> experiences and emotional expressions. Ignoring the past and reveling
> in economic success has been the national agenda set by dictators
> resistant to critical reflection.

I'd like to know if this is true.

([source](http://www.koreaexpose.com/voices/history-guides-the-future-in-south-koreas-latest-blockbuster/))