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The COVID-19 Crisis as Seen through the Lens of History

Tae-jin Yi Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University The coronavirus known as COVID-19 is dealing a heavy blow to the world. Some even say that the global economy is grinding to a halt. In this urgent situation, is there any room for the field of history, which deals with the past, to have a voice? In […]

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Sejong le surdoué ? : A case study of the highly gifted governing a country

King Sejong had certain peculiar characteristics that affected his reign, which was characterized by such an abundance of political, cultural, scientific, and technological advancements that one keen observer termed it “Sejong’s one-man renaissance.” One can be easily overwhelmed by his success and simply conclude, “Well, he was a just genius.” But Sejong was a man […]