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The story recounts the lives of my grand parents, parents and Korean populace under the cruel Japanese colonial rule; Independence movements, the draft of millions of men for the forced labor and young girls for Japanese military brothels as comfort women. The post WWII history of Korea begins in Chapter 6: The Yalta Conference in 1945, where the U.S. President Roosevelt invited the Soviet Union to participate in the Pacific War, predetermined the fate of Korea. The bloody violence followed in Korean peninsula due to the inevitable division of Korea resulted by the involvement of the two world powers of the contrasting political ideology. The involvement of the Soviet Union in Korean affairs left the everlasting affect by implanting Soviet trained Kim Il-sung to take over North Korea and to start the Korean War. The result is the three generation communist dynasty with WMD today. As gripping as any page-turning novel, THE LONG ROAD TO THE SIXTH ROK tells in historical prose, the story of what had happened to my father and my family, including the effects of the US Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK), the First Republic of Korea, and the Korean War. An intellectual and a conscientious educator, my father, was falsely accused of being a communist and survived life-threatening torture, starvation, and homelessness with six children when our beautiful home was confiscated by the powerful and sadistic security head for the president of the nation. At the time, we were unaware of that man’s real identity and his powerful connection. I admired my father for maintaining his sanity and integrity through the life-threatening trials, inspiring his children to become well-educated, good citizens. His story is the story of ceaseless struggle on the part of the civilians in South Korea, fighting for justice and democracy for over half a century until THE SIXTH ROK. This personal memoir of my family’s survival during the dark and violent times seeks to recover the long-silenced lives, buried in the ashes. In turn, the story navigates the intricate labyrinth of a corrupt political system by exposing secrets well hidden for over a half century: the secrets that allowed for not only rampant criminal activities and assassinations of beloved national leaders, but also the shocking massacre of thousands of innocent civilians. From the political to the personal, THE LONG ROAD journeys through a terrifying environment of violence to the ultimate survival of a nation, as lived by and told through my father and our family. The goal of this book is not to criticize the political leaders of the United States of the previous century but to reveal the historical consequences of miscalculated and short-sighted actions. Accurate historical facts are good reference points for present and future world leaders, especially the leaders of the United States, to develop better judgments and implement wiser long-term sustainable policies to resolve complicated geopolitical problems. All of us who live on this planet need a more peaceful world -indeed a new paradigm - where we can coexist, without slaughtering each other, pursuing our dreams and hopes of a God-given life, free of the constant threat of war and the nuclear destruction of civilization itself. Fans of Jung Chang’s “Wild Swans” will find in these pages the same intimacy of memoir woven with the panoramic sweep of bloody eyewitness history, a family history that spans a century, recounting the lives of three female generations in China. The book won two awards: the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year. The book has been translated into 37 languages and sold over 13 million copies. I have published 22 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored or co-authored 33 technical patents issued in the United States, Europe, and Japan. I hold a Ph.D. in both Cell Biology and Anatomy, and a M.S. in Anatomy and a M.S. in Biochemistry, and a B.S. in Chemistry.
bound: 266 pages
publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 3, 2017)
isbn: 1545144508, 978-1545144503,
weight: 1 pounds (