Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Incheon Foreigners' Cemetery

The Korea Times has published two articles by Robert Neff about the Incheon Foreigners' Cemetery (via the Marmot's Hole). Oddly enough, I just mentioned the fact that I'd found the mid-June 1970 Korea Times article (posted below) to a friend last night. It's by Harold Cook, who was, as he is described here, "a very prominent figure on the Seoul expat scene in the 1960s and early 1970s (and perhaps earlier), and a pillar of the local Royal Asiatic Society chapter." He wrote two books (that I know of), Pioneer American Businessman in Korea: The Life and Times of Walter David Townsend and Korea's 1884 Incident: Its Background and Ok-kyun's Dream, and edited another. As Robert notes in his article, the cemetery is to be moved for a second time in the future - it was already moved once from Manseok-dong (northeast of Incheon Station) to its present location in 1965.

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