Monday, 9 August 2010

Korea's Central Bank Unveils New 50,000 Won Bill

The Bank of Korea Wednesday (Feb. 25) unveiled a 50,000-won (approx. US$33) bill depicting a female Korean artist and calligrapher of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).
The woman is Shin Saimdang (1504-1551), who is often referred to as a model of Confucian ideals. She is also the mother of Yulgok, one of the two most prominent Korean neo-Confucian scholars, along with Toegye.

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