Lee O-young, who helped South Korea see beauty, dies at 88 - Nikkei Asia

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Lee O-young, who helped South Korea see beauty, dies at 88 - Nikkei Asia

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It was an impressive artistic expression, showing how South Koreans could appreciate the beauty of a blank canvas and how the country had achieved remarkable economic growth, known as the Miracle on the Han River.

Shogo Arai, who recommended Lee as the first foreign president of the prefectural university, said, "I wish he could have led the prefectural university with his deep insight into history and unmatched erudition".

In the book, which became a bestseller in Japan, Lee argued that one distinct feature of Japanese culture is its tendency to cherish small things and try to shrink everything.

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Published On: 2022-06-22, 23:00:00

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