Re: Q.'s about hanja

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 11:49:06 EST

On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Jungshik Shin wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Nov 2000, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> > 2) Is it true that hanja have been abolished in North Korea? When did this
> > happen?
> Abolished? I'm not sure exactly when. Probably not long after the
> establishment of DPRK (in 1948) or in 1950's. However, they reportedly
> began to teach Hanja again recently.
> Please, note that South Korea(ROK) has also a law that mandates
> 'abolishment' of Hanja although it's not strictly enforced.

BTW, South Korea didn't teach Hanjas at school for about 10(??)
yeras in 60's before resuming to teach Hanja in early 70's by introducing
two sets of commonly used Hanjas, 900 Hanjas each (one for middle school
students and the other for high school students)

Jungshik Shin

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