Song Hye Kyo Raise Awareness for Female Freedom Fighters in Korea Kpop News
Chanson hye kyo recently teamed up with an activist and professor Seo Kyoung Duk from Sungshin Women’s Universityy to introduce Korea’s historic independence movement to a global audience.
March 1st is an important date in Korean history. On this day in 1919, Korea witnessed its most significant independence movement against Imperial Japanese rule. Thousands of people protested simultaneously in the cities, demanding the right of the Korean people to self-determination. The demonstrators were brutally suppressed. historian Eun Sik Park reported that about 7,500 Koreans were killed, 16,000 injured and 46,000 arrested during these protests. The movement is now Sam-he movement and is commemorated in South Korea by a public holiday on March 1st.
On pro-independence day, Song Hye Kyo and Seo Kyoung Duk released a co-produced video talking about the pro-independence activist Jeong Jeong hwa. She raised funds for pro-independence movements from the Provisional Government for more than a decade and was in exile in China for 27 years. Even during her exile, she took care of the government’s temporary workers and offered her endless support to continue the independence movement.
Professor Seo directed the video, which details Jeong’s life and talks about his pivotal role in the country’s independence. Song Hye Kyo funded the project. To ensure the video would have a wide reach, it was made available in Korean and English.
There are many little known female independence activists and we wanted to shed some light on their lives. Based on this project, we plan to launch a global campaign producing videos in many languages focusing on the lives of women independence activists.
– Seo Kyoung Duk
The video received a wave of support from Korean netizens, along with their appreciation for Jeong Joeng Hwa’s brave sacrifices.
- “THANK YOU. It’s all thanks to you.
- “I went to college when I was 20 and she went into exile… thanks ㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
- “Thank you, Sunang Jeong Jeong Hwa.”
- “From now on, I will remember you, Jeong Jeong Hwa-nim. THANKS.”
- “I watched it with my kids. THANKS.”
This project marks Song Hye Kyo’s continued support of Korean history education. Each year, she strives to raise awareness of the country’s past struggles during these landmark days in Korean history. Over the past 12 years, Seo and Song have also donated brochures, signs and photos to 33 overseas historical sites, including the former Provisional Government Building in Chongqing.