Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.

Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.

shizzwitch - Seoul, korea, 1952 by m20wc51 Via Flickr: ...

shizzwitch - Seoul, korea, 1952 by m20wc51 Via Flickr: ...

[1903] 구한말 결혼식

[1903] 구한말 결혼식

French Nun in Korea and her Converts c. 1910-1915

French Nun in Korea and her Converts c. 1910-1915

Yangban,high class family. since their house is written some Chinese character,it was permitted only for Yangban.

Yangban,high class family. since their house is written some Chinese character,it was permitted only for Yangban.

Korean Royal Family, early 20th century

Korean Royal Family, early 20th century

palace gisaeng. 1910 - 1920

palace gisaeng. 1910 - 1920

YMCA boys, by Frank G. Carpenter, c1910-1920. Library of Congress

YMCA boys, by Frank G. Carpenter, c1910-1920. Library of Congress

Korean War

Korean War

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