Former President Chun Doo-Hwan is probably the most controversial of recent Korean heads of state. Even many of those who liked his predecessor Park Jung-Hee (also a dictator) don't have the same affection for Chun. Thus, it seemed fitting that his birthplace would be low key and that I would be the only person there (until just as I was leaving, at which time another car drove up).
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Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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