Drama Portrays King Sejong’s Love for Dokdo

September 19, 2008 at 10:57 am | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
Kim Sang Kyung portraying the character of Sejong the Great. This king was notably important for creating the Korean alphabet iHangul/i, separating Korea from its former ihanja/i (Chinese characters).

Kim Sang Kyung portraying the character of Sejong the Great. This king was notably important for creating the Korean alphabet hangul, separating Korea from its former hanja (Chinese characters).

Amidst the continuing Dokdo Islets controversy with Japan, KBS 2TV introduces the fondness that Korea’s King Sejong had for Dokdo in its TV drama, “Great King Sejong.”

The “Great King Sejong” episode airing September 20th will tell the story of the origins of Shinchanpaldo Jiriji, geographical documents which were drawn up after the first geographical survey conducted of the country in 1432 during the 14th year of King Sejong’s reign.

After the death of King Sejong, the Shinchanpaldo Jiriji became the “Sejong Sillok Jiriji,” in honor of the king.

Jeon Wu-seong, the assistant director of “Great King Sejong” revealed that the scenes from the September 20th episode will include the process by which Ulleungdo and Dokdo were surveyed for the geographical documents. He added, “This is an important part of history that will remind us of how much King Sejong has done for our nation.”

Before the drama ends around the middle of November, producers will also include the process of the making of King Sejong’s Hunminjeongeum, or the Korean script, over the course of 10-15 episodes.

Source: KBS GLOBAL
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  1. Freaking awesome!!!!
    Yay for hangul!!!


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