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My Family Heritage

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My Family Heritage
My Last Name
In the Republic of Korea, Kang is the 6th most popular surname.
My grandparents

My mom's parents:
Lee Hae Sook
Lee Bo Sang

My dad's parents:
Min Byung Gyo
Kang Bong Hyuk
Facts about S
Crazy education- in high school years and even sometimes junior high years, students go to school from 8AM to past midnight.
100 day (baek-il) and 1 year (tol) old birthday celebrations
Kimchi-popular Korean side dish


Coming to the USA
My parents flew to the United States from South Korea after their marriage in 1994.
This was my mom's first time coming to the USA but my dad had come as an immigrant in 1974 with his whole family in hopes of living a better life in America.
My brother Edward was born in Los Angeles.
Where my parents come from
Both my parents are from Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
I was born in Seoul but came to America when I was three months old.
There are 5 Kang clans and my family is from the Jinju Kang Clan, the largest of them.
The Jinju Clan first appears in the historical record in A.D. 597.
My grandfather, my dad's father, was the original founder of Dankook University, a private university in South Korea ranked 148th in Asia by QS Asian Universities Ranking in 2010.
Min Yeong-Hwan, my great great grandfather
In 1895, Min was appointed as the first ambassador to the United States. However, the murder of his aunt, the
Empress Myeongseong
, by Japanese troops in October 1895, prevented his taking up the post. Min committed suicide as an act of resistance against the Eulsa Treaty imposed by Japan on Korea.
Kang Bong Hyuk
Blood Bamboo

Lee Bo Sang
My grandfather, my mom's father, is the 19th descendant of King Sejong's older brother, Grand Prince Hyo Ryung.
*King Sejong the Great created the Korean alphabet!
He was one of only two rulers posthumously honored with the title, "the Great."
Jejudo, a perfect place for Koreans to go vacationing

Norebang (Karaoke rooms)
Korean TV Dramas- Korean male celebrities are the highest paid outside of Hollywood.
Korean DMZ (demilitarized zone)
Christianity in Korea- comprises 33% of population. Korea has the largest congregations in the world and today sends more missionaries than any other country other than the United States.
Kpop- musical genre originating in South Korea that consists of electronic, hip hop, pop, rock, and R&B music.
That is my family history and heritage.

Thank you :)

Korean War 1950-1953
North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea (June 25). UN calls for cease-fire and asks UN members to assist South Korea (June 27). Truman orders U.S. forces into Korea (June 27). North Koreans capture Seoul (June 28). Gen. Douglas MacArthur designated commander of unified UN forces (July 8). Pusan Beachhead—UN forces counterattack and capture Seoul (Aug.–Sept.), capture Pyongyang, North Korean capital (Oct.). Chinese Communists enter war (Oct. 26), force UN retreat toward 38th parallel (Dec.).Brought the Cold War to Asia.
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway replaces MacArthur after he threatens Chinese with massive retaliation (April 11). Armistice negotiations (July) continue with interruptions until June 1953.
Armistice signed (July 27). Chinese troops withdraw from North Korea (Oct. 26, 1958), but over 200 violations of armistice noted to 1959.
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