Song Hye Kyo, alongside Sungshin Womens’ University’s professor Seo Kyung Duk, has donated 10,000 guidebooks to the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
As part of the “Meet Our Country’s History Abroad” series, the act was done to commemorate the Samil (March 1st) Independence Movement, also known as the Manse Demonstrations. This is Song Hye Kyo’s fifth time participating in the series as she previously donated similar guidebooks to the cities of Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, and more.
In particular, these guidebooks were made available in both Korean and English and introduces to the history of the independence movement in Los Angeles. Other details in the guidebook include the Korea National Association Memorial Hall, the Ahn Chang Ho family house, the place in LA that is related to Dosan (Ahn Chang Ho’s pen name) Ahn Chang Ho, Rosedale Memorial Park, and more.
Professor Seo Kyung Duk said, “Due to the influence of Hallyu, foreigners are also interested in Korean history, and we hope this will help to inform overseas Koreans and international students of the history of the independence movement in LA. Because of COVID-19, the situation of the independence movement sites that remain overseas is not very good. I think it is time for us to pay more attention.”
Song Hye Kyo also supports Korean education by helping provide Korean language services to famous museums around the world.