“History of the Handicapped in Korea”

This remarkable new book serves as a possible textbook for use in high school or university that presents in a systematic manner a history of handicapped people in Korea. The book includes such luminary figures as King Sejong (who lost his eyesight) but also the very humble experience of handicapped people in traditional Korea who struggled to create a meaningful life for themselves. The book offers the possibility of a sense of belonging for the handicapped as part of a long tradition. It also holds up possible role models from the past to inspire and give a sense that today’s struggles are not new, but rather part of a long history.

 

(Sotdae 솟대Publishers, 2014 )

"History of the Handicapped in Korea"

“History of the Handicapped in Korea”

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