100 Notable alumni of
Yonsei University

Yonsei University is 126th in the world, 23rd in Asia, and 2nd in South Korea by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Yonsei University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bong Joon-ho

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    Bong Joon-ho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Yonsei University
    1988-1995 graduated with bachelor's degree in sociology
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterpoliticiansociologist
    Biography

    Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. His films are characterised by emphasis on social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts.

  2. Lu Han

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    Lu Han
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singeractormodeltelevision actorrecording artist
    Biography

    Lu Han, also known mononymously as Luhan, is a Chinese singer and actor. He was a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo and its sub-group Exo-M, before leaving the group in October 2014. That year, he was ranked the sixth most popular entertainment star in China by China National Radio. In 2017, Lu Han was listed as the second highest-paid celebrity in the Forbes China Celebrity 100, behind only Fan Bingbing.

  3. J.Y. Park

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    J.Y. Park
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    dancerfilm actorrecord producersinger-songwriterjazz musician
    Biography

    Park Jin-young (Hangul: 박진영; born December 13, 1971, also known by his stage names J. Y. Park and The Asiansoul or the initials JYP, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive, and reality television show judge. Park rose to stardom as a singer following the release of his 1994 debut album, Blue City. In 1997, he became the founder and co-CEO of JYP Entertainment, one of the most profitable entertainment agencies in South Korea. As the head of JYP Entertainment, Park has developed and managed highly successful K-pop artists including Rain, Wonder Girls, 2PM, Miss A, Got7, Day6, Twice, Stray Kids, and Itzy, as well as Mandopop group Boy Story and J-pop group NiziU.

  4. Seo Jang-hoon

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    Seo Jang-hoon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    basketball playertelevision personality
    Biography

    Seo Jang-hoon is a former South Korean professional basketball player, who is currently active as an entertainer and variety show star.

  5. Na Young-seok

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    Na Young-seok
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    television directortelevision producer
    Biography

    Na Young-seok is a South Korean television producer and director. Na is best known for producing the popular variety-reality shows 1 Night 2 Days, New Journey to the West, Grandpas Over Flowers, Three Meals a Day and their spin-offs.

  6. Jun Hyun-moo

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    Jun Hyun-moo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    broadcasterjournalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Jun Hyun-moo is a South Korean host and television personality. Before converting as a host, he was a news anchor and radio announcer.

  7. Kang Kyung-hwa

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    Kang Kyung-hwa
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Kang Kyung-wha is a South Korean diplomat and politician who served as the first Foreign Minister of South Korea under President Moon Jae-in from 2017 to 2021 as well as the first woman nominated for and appointed to the position. She is also the first Korean woman to hold a high-level position in the United Nations. Previously, Kang was the first non-exam-taker to become a director-general in the ministry. She is the first South Korean foreign minister to join the official South Korean delegation for the inter-Korean summit as well as to visit Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.

  8. Sun Sheng Xi

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    Sun Sheng Xi
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Sun Sheng Xi, also known as Shi Shi (Chinese: 希希; pinyin: xī xī), is a Taiwanese-Korean singer-songwriter.

  9. Son Yeon-Jae

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    Son Yeon-Jae
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    rhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Son Yeon-jae KTM is a South Korean retired individual rhythmic gymnast. She is a former member of the South Korean national gymnastics team, based in Taereung, Seoul. She is the 2014 Asian Games All-around Champion, the 2010 Asian Games All-around bronze medalist, three-time (2016, 2015, 2013) Asian Championships All-around Champion. She is the first and only South Korean individual rhythmic gymnast to win a medal at the World Championships, FIG World Cup series, Universiade and the Asian Games.

  10. Kim Yong-gun

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    Kim Yong-gun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Kim Yong-gun is a South Korean actor. His sons Ha Jung-woo and Cha Hyun-woo are also actors.

  11. Yoon Jong-shin

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    Yoon Jong-shin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    singerfilm actorcomposersongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Yoon Jong-shin is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer, and the CEO of Mystic Story.

  12. Yun Dong-ju

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    Yun Dong-ju
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1917-1945 (aged 28)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Yun Dong-ju or Yoon Dong-joo was a Korean poet born in Longing, Jilin, China. who was known for his lyric poetry as well as resistance poetry.

  13. Shin Hyun-jun

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    Shin Hyun-jun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actormodeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Shin Hyun-joon is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in Barefoot Ki-bong, Stairway to Heaven and the Marrying the Mafia sequels, and as the photographer in the popular music video "Because I'm A Girl" by KISS. In the Korean press he is nicknamed as 아랍왕자 ("Prince of Arab") due to his foreign look and long eyelashes.

  14. Kim Tae-yong

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    Kim Tae-yong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Kim Tae-yong is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. After his feature directorial debut Memento Mori (1999), he helmed the critically acclaimed Family Ties (2006), and the English-language remake Late Autumn (2010).

  15. Oh Sang-jin

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    Oh Sang-jin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actortelevision presentertelevision actor
    Biography

    Oh Sang-jin is a South Korean former news anchor, television personality, and actor.

  16. Song Chong-gug

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    Song Chong-gug
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Song Chong-gug is a retired South Korean football player. who played in 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup.

  17. Han Kang

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    Han Kang
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    writernovelistjournalist
    Biography

    Han Kang is a South Korean writer. She won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2016 for The Vegetarian, a novel which deals with a woman’s decision to stop eating meat and its devastating consequences. The novel is also one of the first of her books to be translated into English.

  18. Jang Hyun-soo

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    Jang Hyun-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Jang Hyun-soo is a South Korean professional footballer who currently plays for Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League.

  19. Park Gyu-young

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    Park Gyu-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Park Gyu-young is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in the television series It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) and Sweet Home (2020).

  20. Gong Ji-young

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    Gong Ji-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Gong Ji-young is a South Korean novelist.

  21. Choi Hee-seo

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    Choi Hee-seo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Choi Hee-seo is a South Korean actress. She is best known for portraying anarchist Fumiko Kaneko in the 2017 historical film Anarchist from Colony. For this role, she set a record of winning eleven acting accolades in a single award season, whilst also achieving an unprecedented feat of winning both Best New Actress and Best Actress at the Grand Bell Awards.

  22. Nam Kyung-pil

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    Nam Kyung-pil
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nam Kyung-pil is a South Korean politician who has been the 34th governor of Gyeonggi Province since 2014. Before his election, he had been a member of the National Assembly since 1998, representing Paldal-gu. In 2016, he left the Saenuri Party because of President Park Geun-hye's scandal. He helped establish the new Bareun Party with other conservative politicians who left Saenuri.

  23. Jiyai Shin

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    Jiyai Shin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Jiyai Shin is a former world No. 1 ranked South Korean professional golfer who primarily plays on the LPGA of Japan Tour as of the 2020 golf season. She previously played primarily on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA). She has broken existing KLPGA records, winning 10 events in 19 starts on the KLPGA Tour in 2007. In 2008, playing only 10 tournaments on the LPGA Tour as a non-member, she won three events, including the Women's British Open and the ADT Championship. She has been ranked No. 1 in the Women's World Golf Rankings for 25 weeks and was the first Asian to be ranked No. 1.

  24. Koo Bon-moo

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    Koo Bon-moo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1947-2018 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Koo Bon-moo was a South Korean business executive, who gained worldwide fame as the renamer and business executive of the LG Group.

  25. Lee A-hyeon

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    Lee A-hyeon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Lee Ah-hyun is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in the television drama Daughter of a Rich Family, for which she won Best New Actress at the 1994 KBS Drama Awards.

  26. Lee Jae-jung

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    Lee Jae-jung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lee Jae-jung is a South Korean politician and lawyer.

  27. Choi Song-hyun

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    Choi Song-hyun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Choi Song-hyun is a South Korean actress. Choi began her television career as a KBS announcer in 2006, then she resigned from the network in 2008 to focus on acting. She has since starred in films and television dramas such as Insadong Scandal (2009), Mrs. Town (2009), Prosecutor Princess (2010), and I Need Romance (2011).

  28. So Yeon Ryu

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    So Yeon Ryu
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Ryu So-yeon, also known as So Yeon Ryu, is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour and on the LPGA of Korea Tour.

  29. Kim Sung-kyung

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    Kim Sung-kyung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Kim Sung-kyung is a South Korean television personality and actress. Kim joined the broadcasting network SBS in 1993 as a news presenter, notably as the weekend anchor for the SBS Eight O'Clock News. She left SBS in 2002 to go freelance, and also became a planning director for the "edutainment" company SangSang and I in 2007. Kim made her acting debut in 2014 (her older sister is actress Kim Sung-ryung), and has appeared in Korean dramas such as City of the Sun (2015).

  30. Kim Young-ha

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    Kim Young-ha
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kim Young-ha is a modern South Korean writer.

  31. Ha Seung-Jin

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    Ha Seung-Jin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ha Seung-Jin is a YouTuber and a South Korean former professional basketball player who has played in the NBA and the NBA D-League. He was a second round draft pick (46th overall) of the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2004 NBA Draft. At 7 ft 3 in, 305 lb, he was among the largest players in the NBA. He is also the first (and as of 2020, only) South Korean to play in the NBA.

  32. Kim Min-woo

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    Kim Min-woo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Kim Min-woo is a South Korean football player who is currently playing for Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

  33. Lee Ki-poong

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    Lee Ki-poong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1896-1960 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lee Ki-poong was a South Korean politician and Vice President. He was the Minister of National Defense (May 7, 1951 – March 29, 1952) and Mayor of Seoul (June 6, 1949 – May 7, 1951). He was the leader of Liberal Party and supporter of Syngman Rhee (as a President). The Liberal Party held power from 1948 to 1960.

  34. Yu In-chon

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    Yu In-chon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Yu In-chon is a South Korean actor and the current Minister of Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Yu In-chon was born in the city of Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea in 1951. He graduated with the bachelor degree in theater and film from Chung-Ang University. Although Yu started his career as a TV actor, his fondness of play led him to found You Theater in the Gangnam area of Seoul, 1999.

  35. Kim Hyun-mee

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    Kim Hyun-mee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kim Hyun-mee is a South Korean politician previously served as the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) under President Moon Jae-in from 2017 to 2020. She is the first woman to lead this ministry since its creation in 1948.

  36. Roh Soh-yeong

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    Roh Soh-yeong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    museum director
    Biography

    Soh Yeong Roh is a South Korean art museum director. She is the founder and director of Art Center Nabi.

  37. Song Young-gil

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    Song Young-gil
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Song Young Gil is a South Korean politician currently serving as the Leader of the centre-liberal Democratic Party since 2 May 2021. He is also the Member of the National Assembly, as well as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee of the 21st National Assembly. He is also the Chairman of the Democratic Party's Special Committee on Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia. He was a chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation. He previously served as Mayor of Incheon from 2010 to 2014. Prior to serving as mayor, he was a democratic movement student activist and a member of the Korean National Assembly for three terms. He is a practicing Catholic.

  38. Ahn Ji-hyun

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    Ahn Ji-hyun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ahn Ji-hyun is a South Korean actress.

  39. Han Seung-soo

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    Han Seung-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    diplomatuniversity teachereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Han Seung-soo is a South Korean politician and diplomat. He was Prime Minister of South Korea from 29 February 2008 to 28 September 2009, and was the President of the 56th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in 2001 and 2002.

  40. Na Sung-bum

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    Na Sung-bum
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Na Sung-bum is a South Korean outfielder. He bats and throws left-handed. Na was selected tenth overall by the NC Dinos in the 2012 KBO Draft.

  41. Sung-Joo Kim

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    Sung-Joo Kim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Kim Sung-joo – Founder, Chairperson and Chief Visionary Officer of Sungjoo Group (founded 1990) and MCM Holding AG. In 2005 Sungjoo Group acquired MCM Holding AG, a German luxury fashion brand founded in Munich in 1976.

  42. Kim Yu-jeong

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    Kim Yu-jeong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1908-1937 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Gim Yu-jeong or Kim Yu-jŏng was a Korean novelist. He is one of the famous novelists of Korea, also recognised as the icon of Chuncheon, where he was born. Gim You-jeong Literature Village and Gimyujeong Station, both located in Chuncheon was named after him.

  43. Kim Joo-hee

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    Kim Joo-hee
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Kim Joo-hee is a South Korean beauty pageant Miss Korea titleholder and former Seoul Broadcasting System announcer. She represented her country at the Miss Universe 2006 pageant.

  44. Choung Byoung-gug

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    Choung Byoung-gug
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Choung Byoung-gug is a South Korean politician and the former head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. He was the leader of the center-right Bareunmirae Party, and Chairman of the Special Committee on the 4th Industrial Revolution of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.

  45. Park Jong-woo

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    Park Jong-woo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Park Jong-woo is a South Korean football player, who currently plays for Busan IPark as a midfielder. He has previously played for the Chinese club Guangzhou R&F and also in the UAE Arabian Gulf League for Al Jazira and Emirates. He has represented South Korea at age group and senior level, including the Men's tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and was part of the South Korean squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

  46. Park Chul-soon

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    Park Chul-soon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Park Chul-soon is a former South Korean pitcher in the KBO League who played for the OB Bears. Park batted and threw right-handed. He was the second South Korean player to sign with a Major League team and play in the minor leagues after Lee Won-Kuk.

  47. Moon Chung-in

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    Moon Chung-in
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Moon Chung-in is a Special Advisor to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea for Foreign Affairs and National Security. He is also a Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University, Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy and Global Strategy, University of California, San Diego, and co-Convener of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN). He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of Global Asia. On 21 May 2017 Dr. Moon Chung-in was nominated by President Moon Jae-in as a special advisor on unification, diplomacy and national security affairs.

  48. Huh Jung-moo

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    Huh Jung-moo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Huh Jung-moo is a former South Korean football player and manager.

  49. Kim Ju-young

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    Kim Ju-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Kim Ju-young is a South Korean football player who currently plays for Hebei China Fortune

  50. Horan

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    Horan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Choi Soo-jin, better known by her stage name Horan (Hangul: 호란) is a South Korean singer and actress. She is the female vocalist of the South Korean electropop band Clazziquai that was formed in 2001 and debuted in 2004 with the album Instant Pig. She is also the vocalist of the rock band Ibadi.

  51. Im Sang-soo

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    Im Sang-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Im Sang-soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He has twice been invited to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, with The Housemaid in 2010 and The Taste of Money in 2012.

  52. Jung Seung-hyun

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    Jung Seung-hyun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Jung Seung-hyun is a South Korean footballer who plays as defender for Gimcheon Sangmu (army). He won two the AFC Champions League with Kashima Antlers and Ulsan Hyundai.

  53. Ida Daussy

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    Ida Daussy
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Ida Daussy, also known by her Korean name Seo Hye-na, is a French-born celebrity in South Korea. She is a professor at the Department of French Language & Culture of Sookmyung Women's University. She received a presidential citation in 2005 by the South Korean government. Her television work turned her into a "household name" in South Korea.

  54. Hur Jin-ho

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    Hur Jin-ho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Heo Jin-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

  55. Lee Ju-yeol

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    Lee Ju-yeol
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Lee Ju-yeol is a South Korean economist and technocrat who was appointed Governor of the Bank of Korea, the South Korean central bank, on 1 April 2014. He was re-nominated for the governorship by President Moon Jae-in and the nomination was confirmed by the National Assembly, thus renewing his governorship to March 2022 and becoming the first central bank Governor to be appointed for a second term throughout the history of the nation. He also serves as the Alternate Governor representing South Korea on the IMF Board.

  56. Woo Ji-Won

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    Woo Ji-Won
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Woo Ji-won is a South Korean male professional basketball player. In 2010, the Korean Basketball League retired his number 10 shirt.

  57. Park Jae-hong

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    Park Jae-hong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Park Jae-hong is a retired South Korean outfielder in the KBO League. Park was considered one of the best five-tool players in the KBO. He was the first player in KBO history to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases (in 1996) and the only player to have more than two seasons of 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, doing so a record three times: (1996, 1998 and 2000). He was a 30-30 player in his debut season (1996), the only person to do so until Mike Trout, who did it in 2012.

  58. An Chi-hwan

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    An Chi-hwan
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    An Chi-hwan is a South Korean singer, song-writer, and producer. A former member of Nochatsa, he is one of the notable 386 singer.

  59. Kim Yong-dae

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    Kim Yong-dae
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Kim Yong-dae is a South Korean former football goalkeeper who last played for Ulsan Hyundai. He is considered one of South Korea's best goalkeepers even to the point where he had been nicknamed by fans as "Yong Der Sar" in reference to former Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar of Manchester United and the Netherlands.

  60. Chu Ki-chol

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    Chu Ki-chol
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1897-1944 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    Chu Ki-chol was a Korean Presbyterian minister and martyr. After having dropped out of Yonhi College due to poor health and being briefly associated with the March 1st Movement for the independence of Korea, Chu attended a faith meeting of Kim Ik-du. Thereafter, he sought a career in ministry, enrolling first at the Pyongyang Theological Seminary becoming a deacon. Chu was ordained a minister in 1926 and served as one in Pusan, Masan, and Pyongyang.

  61. Chang Kang-myoung

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    Chang Kang-myoung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Chang Kang-myoung is a South Korean writer.

  62. Baek Sung-dong

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    Baek Sung-dong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Baek Sung-dong is a South Korean football striker who plays for K League 2 side Gyeongnam FC.

  63. Lee Jang-soo

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    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Lee Jang-soo is a South Korean association football manager and a former player. As a player, he had the distinction of being one of the first fully professional footballers to play in the newly formed Korean Super League in the inaugural 1983 league season, however it has been as a manager where he has distinguished himself particularly within China where he has gone on to twice win the Chinese FA Cup with Chongqing Lifan and Qingdao Beilaite. He has also achieved a successful spell back home within South Korea with FC Seoul when he won the K-League Cup, however he has continued to return to China where he was the manager of Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande whose appointment also makes him the longest serving foreign coach within China.

  64. Kim Un-yong

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    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1931-2017 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    taekwondo athletepolitician
    Biography

    Kim Un-yong or Un Yong Kim was a South Korean sports administrator, Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, and founding member of the WTF executive board. Kim Un-yong was elected the president of the Korean Taekwondo Association on 23 January 1971. He received a doctorate in Political Science in 1963 from the Yonsei University. Kim retired from the WTF presidency in 2004 and was succeeded by Chungwon Choue.

  65. Cho Kwang-rae

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    Cho Kwang-rae
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Cho Kwang-rae is a former South Korean football player and manager. He is the current executive director of Daegu FC.

  66. Na Woon-gyu

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    Na Woon-gyu
    Born in
    North Korea Flag North Korea
    Years
    1902-1937 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Na Woon-gyu was a Korean actor, screenwriter and director. He is widely considered the most important filmmaker in early Korean cinema, and possibly Korea's first true movie star. Since he often wrote, directed and acted in his films, he has even been said to have started the auteur film-making tradition in Korea.

  67. Kitack Lim

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    Kitack Lim
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Kitack Lim is the current South Korean secretary general of the International Maritime Organization.

  68. Heo Ung

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    Heo Ung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Heo Ung is a South Korean basketball player for Wonju DB Promy and the South Korean national team.

  69. Kim Jong-hoon

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    Kim Jong-hoon
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kim Jong-hoon is Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (South Korea). He has played a major role in the South Korea–United States Free Trade Agreement.

  70. Song Sok-ze

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    Song Sok-ze
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorwriterpoetnovelist
    Biography

    Song Sokze is a South Korean writer, poet and painter.

  71. Hong Soon-hak

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    Hong Soon-hak
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Hong Soon-Hak is a South Korean footballer who plays as midfielder.

  72. Kim Ho-kon

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    Kim Ho-kon
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Kim Ho-kon is a South Korean football manager and former football player who played as a sweeper or right back. He was the captain of South Korea in the 1978 Asian Games where they won the gold medal. He also managed Ulsan Hyundai from 2009 to 2013, and was noted for his attractive tactics, nicknamed the "Iron mace football" by showing a mortal blow during the defensive play. In 2012, he won the 2012 AFC Champions League, and was named the Asian Coach of the Year. However, he resigned from the team after came a close second in the 2013 K League 1.

  73. Eun Hee-kyung

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    Eun Hee-kyung
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Eun Heekyung is a South Korean writer.

  74. Park Hee-young

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    Park Hee-young
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Park Hee-young is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

  75. Lee Jong-beom

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    Lee Jong-beom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Lee Jong-beom is a South Korean webtoon artist. He is best known for writing the webtoon Dr. Frost. He has also appeared in The Genius: Black Garnet in 2014.

  76. Park Seo-yang

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    Park Seo-yang
    Years
    1885-1940 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    physiciansurgeonchemist
    Biography

    Park Seo-yang was a Korean early modern surgeon, doctor, chemist, and independence activist from a slave family. His real name was Bongchul (봉출) or Bongchuri (봉주리).

  77. Kang Mun-bong

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    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1923-1988 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kang Mun-bong was a South Korean military officer. He knew a great deal about Korean history, specifically as it pertains to the military.

  78. Kim Suk-soo

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    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Kim Suk-soo is a South Korean politician and attorney-at-law. Kim graduated from Paichai High School in 1952 and Yonsei University in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in law. After his service as a justice of the Supreme Court and chairman of the National Election Commission, Kim became the acting Prime Minister of South Korea from 2002 to 2003, during Kim Dae-Jung’s presidency. On April 25, 2013, he was elected as the head director of Yonsei University after Bang Woo-Young, a former chairman of The Chosun Ilbo, resigned. Kim is also an Of Counsel at DR & AJU LLC.

  79. Oh Yeon-ho

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    Oh Yeon-ho
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Oh Yeon-ho is the founder of "citizen journalism" in South Korea, and CEO of OhmyNews a new approach to cyber-journalism in which ordinary citizens can contribute to a major news organization through being at news events, filing reports, and having their work verified and edited by trained news staff. He is seen as one of the pivotal figures in the contemporary culture of South Korea.

  80. Choi Young-jin

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    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Choi Young-jin is a South Korean career diplomat who served as South Korean Ambassador to the United States from 2012–2013, when he was succeeded by Ahn Ho-young.

  81. Park Tae-hong

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    Park Tae-hong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Park Tae-Hong is a South Korean football player who currently plays for K League 2 side Gyeongnam FC.

  82. Kim Insuk

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    Kim Insuk
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Kim Insuk is a South Korean writer.

  83. Mózes Csoma

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    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Yonsei University
    Studied in 2005
    Occupations
    historiandiplomat
    Biography

    Mózes Csoma is a Hungarian Koreanist scholar, researcher of Korean history and political affairs of the Korean Peninsula, associate professor with a habitation degree and a senior research fellow. From 2008, he was the professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), in Budapest, responsible for establishing and managing the first ever Korean Department in Hungary. From February 2018, he serves as a senior research fellow at the National University of Public Service (NKE) in Budapest. Beginning with September 2018, he serves as the ambassador of Hungary to the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

  84. Park Hyun-beom

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    Park Hyun-beom
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
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    Park Hyun-beom is a South Korean footballer.

  85. Choi Jae-soo

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    Choi Jae-soo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Choi Jae-Soo is a South Korean footballer who plays as full back for Gyeongnam FC.

  86. Yoon Sung-hyo

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    Yoon Sung-hyo
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
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    Yoon Sung-Hyo is a South Korean football manager and former player. He is currently manager of Gimhae FC.

  87. Seung Jung Park

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    Seung Jung Park
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    cardiologist
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    Park Seung-jung is a South Korean cardiologist. Currently he is chairman of the Heart Institute at Asan Medical Center in Seoul and professor of medicine at University of Ulsan.

  88. Seo Dong-jin

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    Seo Dong-jin
    Occupations
    academic
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    Seo Dong-jin is a South Korean sociologist, a cultural critic and a university professor. He was one of the first main activists of the Korean Gay men human rights association Chingusai. Aside from his activities, he introduced queer theory in Korea and had a central role in the apparition of LGBTQ+ gatherings in Korean universities.

  89. Jin woo Cheon

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    Jin woo Cheon
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Cheon Jinwoo is the H.G. Underwood Professor at Yonsei University and the Director of the Center for Nanomedicine, Institute for Basic Science. As a leading chemist in inorganic materials chemistry and nanomedicine Cheon and his group research chemical principles for the preparation of complex inorganic materials. He has been a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher both in the field of chemistry in 2014, 2015, 2016 and cross-field in 2018. He is a fellow of the American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Korean Academy of Science and Technology, a senior editor of Accounts of Chemical Research and an editorial advisory board member of Journal of Materials Chemistry, Nano Letters and Materials Horizons.

  90. Cho Yong-tae

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    Cho Yong-tae
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Cho Yong-tae is a South Korean football player who plays as a forward.

  91. Kim Sang-wook

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    Kim Sang-wook
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Kim Sang-wook is a South Korea professional ice hockey left winger who plays for Anyang Halla. Internationally he has played for the South Korean national team at the junior and senior levels, and participated at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  92. Han Soo-jin

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    Han Soo-jin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Han Soo-jin is a South Korean ice hockey player. She competed for the Unified Korea women's national team in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She scored a power play goal in a 6–1 loss against Sweden on February 20, which was the second of the team's two goals in the tournament.

  93. Han Woong, Yeom

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    Han Woong, Yeom
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Yeom Han-woong is a South Korean physicist. A tenured professor at POSTECH, he has led several research centers for the university and from 2013 in collaboration with the Institute for Basic Science. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served as vice chairman of the Korean government's first science and technology advisory group for three consecutive terms. With more than 300 publications to his name, his research has been cited over 5,000 times giving him an h-index of 40 and i10-index of 125.

  94. Park Hyun-sun

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    Park Hyun-sun
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Park Hyun-sun is a South Korean synchronized swimmer. She competed in the women's duet at the 2012 Summer Olympics with her younger sister Park Hyun-ha.

  95. Jin-Ho Choy

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    Jin-Ho Choy
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Choy Jin-ho is a South Korean scientist. He was a professor in the department of chemistry at Seoul National University from 1981 to 2004, and thereafter a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Intelligent Nano-Bio Materials at Ewha Womans University.

  96. Park Tae-min

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    Park Tae-min
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Park Tae-min is a South Korean football player who currently plays for and captains Seongnam FC as primarily a left-back, although he is right-footed and can play right-back.

  97. Yun Hu-myong

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    Yun Hu-myong
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writerpoetessayist
    Biography

    Yun Hu-myong is a South Korean writer who has published poetry, novels, and essays.

  98. Shim Eui-sik

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    Shim Eui-sik
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Shim Eui-sik is a former professional ice hockey forward. He was the first player to reach 100 goals and 100 points in Korean ice hockey history.

  99. Park Ho-jin

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    Park Ho-jin
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Park Ho-Jin is a South Korean football player and football coach who plays for Gwangju FC.

  100. Jong Oh Park

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    Jong Oh Park
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    university teacherengineer
    Biography

    Prof. Jong-Oh Park is a South Korean robotics scholar. He is President of the Korea Institute of Medical Microrobotics and Robot Research Initiative. He joined the faculty of the school of Mechanical System Engineering at the Chonnam National University in South Korea, and presently serves as an executive board member at the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). He has twice received the Scientist of The Year Prize from the Korea Science Reporters Association, and is also the recipient of the IFR's Golden Robot Award, among many other honours. He has also successfully commercialized several robotic systems for medical and industrial applications.