Minki’s Forum for Modern Cultural Heritage (MCH)

I am Korean. I am interested in heritage and how people perceive their own heritage. In Uses of Heritage (2006), Laurajane Smith argued that heritage is a discursive and social practice framed by particular heritage discourses, some of which are more politically powerful than others. Similar to this, Modern Cultural Heritage [1](MHC) in South KoreaContinue reading “Minki’s Forum for Modern Cultural Heritage (MCH)”

Final thoughts about Modern Cultural Heritage

As an MA student on the ICHM course at Durham University. I’m exploring the emotive heritage surrounding Modern Cultural Heritage (MHC) in South Korea. This is particularly interesting to me because different generations perceive MCH differently. I have chosen four specific sites because they represent what I believe to be the best examples of MHCContinue reading “Final thoughts about Modern Cultural Heritage”

Minki’s Journal Forum

Relationship between Public Amenities and Housing Prices in Seoul: Public Amenities that Residents Prefer Abstract Studies on housing have shown that public amenities improve the quality of life and satisfaction of residents. This fact backs the South Korean government’s efforts to promote public facilities in the form of basic educational and cultural amenities that affectContinue reading “Minki’s Journal Forum”

Former Seoul Supreme Court Building

Brief Introduction The Japanese built the original building to serve as a tribunal during the Japanese colonial era [4]. After the liberation of Korea in 1945, it was used as the Supreme Court of South Korea and it is now used as the Seoul Museum of Art (ibid). Because of this strict and dark connectionContinue reading “Former Seoul Supreme Court Building”

Former National Assembly Building

Brief Introduction It was a symbolic place at the centre of Seoul that was also frequently used for the political rallying regarding the war between 1937 and 1940 [5]. Due to its symbolic importance and its purpose, it has often been a target of criticism by people who strove for Korean independence at that time.Continue reading “Former National Assembly Building”

Gyeongung Yangijae (養怡齋)

Brief Introduction Yangijae (養怡齋) is an educational facility for students. It was registered as National Registered Cultural Heritage No. 267 in 2006 in recognition of its value because its basic structure remains intact (Figure. 1). Yangijae is located in Jeong-dong, Jung-gu at the centre of Seoul. The nearby heritage sites also include Gyeongung Palace, theContinue reading “Gyeongung Yangijae (養怡齋)”

昌慶宮 (Changgyeonggung) Grand Greenhouse

Brief introduction The Japanese governor-general in Korea built the 昌慶宮 (Changgyeonggung) Grand-Greenhouse (Figure 1) in 1909 arguably to demote the dignity of the royal palace (Jeon, 2017). The Japanese had built it complete with a zoo at the 昌慶宮 (Changgyeonggung, emperor’s residence), turning it into a place of recreation. Thus, 昌慶宮 (Changgyeonggung) Grand Greenhouse isContinue reading “昌慶宮 (Changgyeonggung) Grand Greenhouse”