August 11, 2019 - We have added Choi Mu-Seon (최무선), a Goryeo/Koryo Dynasty scientist and inventor, to the Ancient Historical Figures Chapter. 


July 27, 2019 - We have added Jik-Ji (직지), the world's oldest book printed by movable metal type, to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter.  


July 13, 2019 - We have added MLB's Ryu Hyun-Jin (류현진) of the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.  


June 30, 2019 - We have added Kim Hong-Do (김홍도), one of the most prominent artists in the Joseon/Chosun Dynasty, to the Ancient Historical Figures Chapter. 


June 15, 2019 - We have added Meroe Park, a former CIA Executive, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


June 1, 2019 - We have added Young-Hill Kang (강용흘), a novelist and "the Father of Korean-American literature," to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


May 16, 2019 - We have added Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


May 4, 2019 - We have added Song Sang-Hyun (송상현), former President of the International Criminal Court, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


April 22, 2019 - We have added Blackpink, the global K-Pop sensation, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.


​April 7, 2019 - We have added Kim Ki-Soo, the first Korean world boxing champion, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


March 23, 2019 - We have added Charley Shin, an entrepreneur and founder of Charleys Philly Steaks, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


March 10, 2019 - We have added Ken Jeong, an actor and comedian, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


February 22, 2019 - We have added the U.S. Attorney for the District/State of Maryland, Robert (Kyoung) Hur, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


February 9, 2019 - We have added Jonathan "Jonny" (Yong) Kim, a physician, a U.S. Navy SEAL, and a NASA astronaut, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


January 26, 2019 - We have added Min-Jin Lee, a 2017 National Book Awards Finalist, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


January 11, 2019 - We have added award-winning actress, Sandra (Mi-Joo) Oh, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


December 31, 2018 - We have added Go/Ba-Dook Grandmaster, Lee Se-Dol, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.  


December 15, 2018 - We have added BTS (aka Bangtan Boys), the global K-Pop sensation, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. ​


December 2, 2018 - We have added K-Pop Icon PSY (Park Jae-sang; 박재상) to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


November 17, 2018 - We have added MLB's Choo Shin-Soo of the Texas Rangers to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.  


November 3, 2018 - We have added Rev. Tae-Hoo Lee, an inner-city missionary in Philadelphia, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. ​


October 19, 2018​ - We have added Andy Kim, a national security expert and now the U.S. Congressman (Dem.) for the 3rd Congressional District in New Jersey, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 

October 6, 2018 - We have added the history of the Flag of South Korea (Tae-Guk-Gi; 태극기) to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter.


September 22, 2018 - We have added Seung-Min Kim, White House reporter for the Washington Post, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. ​


September 9, 2018 - We have added Kim Jeong-Ho (김정호), famous cartographer and geographer, to the Ancient Historical Figures Chapter. 


August 24, 2018 - We have added Chung Hyeon, tennis champion, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


August 12, 2018 - We have added Son Heung-Min, the most prolific Asian soccer player in the English Premier League history, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. 


July 28, 2018 - We have added Peter S. Kim, a biomedical and HIV/AIDS researcher at the Peter Kim Lab at Stanford University, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


July 13, 2018 - We have updated the Christianity Introduced to Korea page in our Pivotal Historic Events Chapter.


June 30, 2018- We have added Patrick Chun, the Athletic Director at Washington State University, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


June 16, 2018 - We have added Moon Jae-In (문재인), the current and 12th President of the ROK, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.


June 2, 2018 - We have added Pan-Mun-Jom (판문점) along the Korean DMZ to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter.


May 18, 2018 - We have added the National Treasures of South Korea to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter. 


May 5, 2018 - ​We have added Dr. Chang Kee-Ryo (장기려), a Christian philanthropist and prominent surgeon, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. ​


April 22, 2018 - We have added the Eight Great Gates of Seoul to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter.


April 6, 2018 - We have added Joon (Hyun) Kim, former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


March 24, 2018 - ​We have added David Chang, chef and global restaurateur (the Momofuku group), to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


March 11, 2018 - ​ We have added Choi Min-Jeong, a South Korean Olympic Champion, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.


February 23, 2018 - We have added Chloe Kim, a U.S. Olympic Champion, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


February 10, 2018 - ​We have added the XXIII Olympic Winter Games at PyeongChang, South Korea, to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter. 


January 27, 2018 - ​ We have added the South Korean Olympians page to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.


January 12, 2018 - We have added King Sejong Station and Jang Bogo Station, both of the Korea Antarctic Research Program, to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter.


December 31, 2017 - We have added John Cho, retired Brigadier General (U.S. Army) and cardiothoracic surgeon, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


December 16, 2017 - We have added Byung-Jin "BJay" Pak, the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia as confirmed by the U.S. Senate, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


December 1, 2017 - We have added Dr. Gloria Choi and Dr. Jun Huh, who are conducting groundbreaking research related to autism, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


November 18, 2017 - We have added K.J. Choi, Asia's most successful golfer, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.  


November 4, 2017 - We have added Jeannie Rhee, a former federal prosecutor, who currently serves on the elite Trump-Russia Investigation legal team, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


October 20, 2017 - We have added Joseph Yun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


October 7, 2017 - We have added Emil Kang, Executive and Artistic Director at UNC-Chapel Hill and member of the National Council on the Arts, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.  


September 23, 2017 - We have added Dr. Sue Mi Terry, an expert on Korean affairs and an ex-CIA analyst on Korean issues, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


September 9, 2017 - We have added the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


August 27, 2017 - We have added retired Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Hon. Ronald Moon, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


August 12, 2017 - We have added to the Pivotal Historic Events Chapter the history behind King Sejong the Great's creation of Hangul, Korea's own, unique alphabet system. 


​​July 29, 2017 - We have added world-famous poet and activist, Ko Un (고은), to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter. We have also updated this website's Mission Statement.


July 16, 2017 - ​We have added Dr. Dennis Choi (M.D., Ph.D.), Chair of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences at Stony Brook (SUNY) School of Medicine in New York, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


July 1, 2017 - ​We have added Dr. Howard (Kyong-Ju) Koh (고경주), Physician and Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard's School of Public Health and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


June 22, 2017 - We have added Professor Young-Woo Kang, educator and disability rights advocate, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


June 3, 2017 - ​We have added Professor Don-Hee Ham (함돈희) (Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences), the founder of Donhee Ham Research Group, to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


May 20, 2017 - ​We have added Dr. Tom Kim (김유근), the founder of the Free Medical Clinic of America, to the Heroes Subchapter of the Korean-Americans Chapter. ​


May 6, 2017 - We have added Chang-Rae Lee (이창래), Stanford professor and esteemed novelist, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


April 22, 2017 - ​We have added the Hall of Worthies (집현전), the royal academic research institute created by King Sejong the Great, to the Ancient Historical Figures Chapter. 


April 11, 2017 - ​We have added Queen Seondeok of Silla (선덕왕), the first female sovereign in Korea's history, to the Ancient Historical Figures Chapter. ​


​​March 26, 2017 - We have added Do Won & Jin Sook Chang, co-founders of Forever 21 clothing/fashion conglomerate with $4.4 billion in global sales, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


March 12, 2017 - We have added Professor Dennis Hong (UCLA), the robotics genius who founded RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory), to the Korean-Americans Chapter.


Februrary 25, 2017 - We have added Professor Jeannie Suk, the first and still the only tenured Asian-American woman professor at Harvard Law School, to our Korean-Americans Chapter. 



Februrary 13, 2017 - We have added Professor Victor Cha (Georgetown), former White House national security advisor, to our Korean-Americans Chapter.



January 30, 2017 - We have added Professor Elaine H. Kim (UC Berkeley) to our Korean-Americans Chapter.



January 16, 2017 - We have added to the Modern Historical Figures Chapter latest statistical census data pertaining to the most common/prevalent last names/surnames in South Korea. 


January 2, 2017 - We have added Thai Lee, the co-founder and CEO of the largest woman-owned business in the U.S., to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


December 24, 2016 - We have added Jeong-Hun Kim, technology and sports entrepreneur and a U.S. Navy Veteran, to the Korean-Americans Chapter.



December 10, 2016  - We have added The Honest Company co-founder and CEO Brian Lee to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 



November 26, 2016 - We have added U.S. Navy Veteran and trauma surgeon Dr. Peter Rhee to the Korean-Americans Chapter. 


November 12, 2016 - We have added a new Chapter in recognition of the recipients of the HO-AM Prize, which is Korea's version of the Nobel Prize.


October 29, 2016 - We have added Dr. Larry Kwak (Cancer Doctor/Researcher) to our Korean-Americans Chapter. ​​


October 15, 2016 ​- We have added the Academia/Research Subchapter to our Korean-Americans Chapter, which now includes Professor Meredith Woo and NASA Scientist David Oh.



October 1, 2016​ - ​We have added 3 new figures to our Korean-Americans Chapter, including Chang-Ho Ahn (Independence Fighter), his daughter Susan Ahn Cuddy (U.S. Navy), and James Park (Fitbit CEO).



September 17, 2016 - We have added the list of the Korean National Holidays (Pivotal Historic Events Chapter) and the list of South Korean Presidents (Modern Historical Figures Chapter).



September 4, 2016 ​​- We have added 4 new figures to our Ancient Historical Figures Chapter, including the first King of Korea (Dan-Gun) and 3 other kings who founded key dynasties.


August 25, 2016 - We have added 6 new figures and the Business / Commerce category to the Korean-Americans Chapter, including Lucy Koh (U.S. federal judge) and 4 more sports figures.





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