Empire legation building in Washington D.C. regained after 102 years
Korean Empire, the first and only empire country in the history of Korea.
Korean Empire existed in the history of our nation for a short time from 12 October 1897 until 29 August 1910. At that time, it was the period of upheaval against the powers to represent itself as a modern independent nation in the world.
Gojong, the first emperor who informed Korean Empire proclaimed the secret policy for the independence and advancement of culture. In 1891, for the attempts of the independent diplomacy, Emperor bought $ 25,000 worth of abroad legation building.
The legation was the abroad diplomacy empire which could overcome the sorrow of the weak country in the crowd of powers.
However, after the forced merge in 1910, the building was emptied of ownership pass to Japan for only $ 5. Legation in Washington for the Empire of Korea which overlaid the despair and anguish of Emperor Gojong vanished from our memories.
Finally, in October 2012, the legation was brought back in the bosom of the nationals of the Republic of Korea. Stories about the legation which was not revealed around the world during the past century begins now!
A journey with Mis. Lee Hae-kyoung, the last princess of the Joseon Dynasty
Emperor Gojong's granddaughter, Mis. Lee Hae-kyoung, even she didn't know of the fierce movement and struggle for the independence that many independence activists worked for both inside and outside of the country including his father Prince Uichinwang.
In Arirang TV's 2013 new year's special edition, The Untold Story -'The Korean Empire', we will meet the reign of King Gojong, which had not been appreciated in the past, referred as 'lost history.', deprived of its liberation and Korea's tumultuous modern history in the Japanese colonial period.
We will discover the Korean Empire legation that comes up sorrow of the deprived country in Logan Circle on the 15th Street, Washington D.C. in which remains the breath of the past.