A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout
A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout
South Korea

Korean or Chinese? Debate over poet Yun Dong-joo’s identity reignites China vs Korea ‘kimchi wars’ dispute

  • Using the official Chinese term for ethnic Koreans living in China to describe the late poet is a ‘historical distortion’, according to one Korean academic
  • Yet determining which country can claim him as their own is difficult, given that he died before the birth of both modern-day China and South Korea

Topic |   South Korea
A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout
A bust of Yun Dong-joo is seen in Mingdong village, northeastern China’s Jilin province. Photo: Handout
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