Thursday, September 10, 2015

Daegu Poet, Lee Sang Hwa

Daegu Poet, Lee Sang Hwa

「Does spring come to this land no more our own, to these stripped fields?」 is one of the famous Korean poem. It captures the misery of an oppressed nation by illustrating the sorrow of Korea's gloomy colonial situation. It was written by Yi Sang Hwa who born in Daegu.

◆ Who is Lee Sang Hwa? 

Lee Sang Hwa was Born and raised in Daegu, he graduated from Jungdong High School in Seoul. He studied French literature in Japan and returned to Korea in 1922 where he taught English and French at Daeryun High School, Daegu.

He was a nationalist poet active in the resistance to Japanese rule. Also Lee SAng Hwa participated in the ‘Samil Independence Movement’ of March 1, 1919 in Daegu to seek the restoration of Korean sovereignty against Japanese colonial rule. 

◆ Where is the house of Lee Sang Hwa? 

・Address : 6-1, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
Inquiry : 053-256-3762 (Kor)
Website : (Eng)
Visiting Hours : 09:00 ~ 18:00, Always open 
*No Visitor Days : Chinese New Year's Day and Chuseok

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