Seongsu Station is a rapid transit station on Seoul Subway Line 2. It is located in Seongsu-dong in the Seongdong-gu administrative district of Seoul, it is the southeastern terminus of Line 2's Seongsu Branch to Sinseol-dong. Trains needing to be serviced take the Seongsu Branch from this station and go to the Gunja Train Depot behind Yongdap Station; the platform features 4 tracks. The main circle route of Line 2 runs on the inside pair of tracks while the Sinseol-dong branch is served by the outside pair of tracks; the station has four exits and is connected to two bus routes as well as a local shuttle bus which services the various apartment complexes in the area around the station. The stations services Seongsu 1ga 1 dong, Seongsu 2ga 1 dong, Seongsu 2ga 3 dong; the area around the station is commercial and light industrial but gives way to mixed-use development and residential further from station. Exits 1 and 2 service a nearby Lotte Castle apartment complex; the station is part of the original set of stations which made up the first phase of Line 2.
It was built on October 1980, at the intersection of Guui Road and Seong-Sam Road. The initial section of Line 2 ran from Sinseoul-Dong to the Sports Complex Station in Jamsil-dong. In 1983 Seongsu Station was split as the Line 2 circle was extended by nine stations to Euljiro 1-ga Station; the Sinseol-dong line became known as a branch line at this time. It would be another eight months before the circle line was completed in May 1984; the station is an elevated platform with 2 islands. The exits on the station are paired at either end of the station, they are not separated by ticket gates which allows passengers and pedestrians to walk the full length of the station. The station features several small shops, including convenience stores, clothing shops, other variety stores. There are washroom facilities in the middle of the main concourse. One block from exits 1 and 2 is the Seongsu Lotte Castle luxury apartment complex; this complex contains several residential apartment towers, as well as small shops and park facilities for children and residents.
Past the Lotte Castle is a riverfront park area, situated on a small branch of the Han River the branch runs east and turns north at Hwayang-dong. Within 200 meters from all exits there are several small community parks including Seongsu Green Park and Hyanglim Park. Exits 3 and 4 service mixed-use residential and commercial buildings as well as the Seongsu E-mart, adjacent to the Seongsu 2ga 1 dong resident center; the Line 2 circle route and Seongsu Branch Line are both operated by Seoul Metro at this station. They are serviced through the same pair of island platforms; the subway runs with varying headways depending on the time of day. During rush hour it can come as as every 3 minutes and in non-peak times it can be as infrequent as every 18 minutes, it takes an equal amount of time in either direction to reach Sindaebang Station on Line 2 from Seongsu Station making it the mid-way point on the opposite side of the loop. Passengers can transfer directly between a branch line and circle route train if they arrive on the same platform or they can take the stairs down and transfer to the other platform if required without leaving the ticket gates.
Only exits 1, 3, 4 are connected to the two bus routes which service the station. Passengers can transfer to either the Green Line 2224, which goes to Guui-dong or 2413 which runs service to Gaepo-dong; the local shuttle bus runs a small route around Seongsu to deliver passengers to various residential areas
Chungmuro Station is a station on the Seoul Subway Line 3, the orange line, Line 4, the sky-blue line. Both the Line 3 and 4 platforms are located in Jung-gu, Seoul; this station is named after the road under which it passes, in honor of the Chosun general Yi Sunsin, known by the title of Chungmugong. Chungmuro is considered the best place to view Korean movies. Just outside the exit by the rear entrance to Dongguk University is Daehan Cinema, where Chungmuro Film Festival in Seoul was first held. CHIFF
Min Young-hwan was a minister of the Korean Empire and known as a conservative proponent for reform. He was born in Seoul into the powerful Min clan and committed suicide as an act of resistance against the Eulsa Treaty imposed by Japan on Korea, he was a nephew of Empress Myeongseong. He is remembered today for his efforts on behalf of Korean independence in the waning days of the Joseon dynasty and a statue to his memory now stands near the gates of Seoul's Changdeok Palace. Min's father, Min Gyeomho was a minister in the Ministry of Finance. Min Young-hwan passed the Gwageo examination in 1878 and thereupon entered into government service as a junior librarian in the Royal Library.". Min continued to rise through the ranks of Joseon officialdom, holding a succession of posts including a position in the Office of Special Advisors and tutor to the Crown Prince. In July 1882 Seoul was shaken by the Soldier's Rebellion triggered by the disgruntled royal palace guards who had not received their wages for several months.
During this revolt Min's father was killed. As a result, Min went into mourning. In 1884, Min reentered public service and was appointed an official of the Board of Personnel and successively held various government posts, such as Vice-mayor of Seoul. In 1895, Min was appointed as the first ambassador to the United States. However, the murder of his aunt, the Empress Myeongseong, by Japanese troops in October 1895, prevented his taking up the post. In April 1896, Min was appointed special ambassador and sent to Russia to attend the coronation of Czar Nicholas II. After a six month journey Min returned to Korea in late October of the same year. In January 1897, Min was again sent to Europe as Korean envoy to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria; these journeys served to further convince Min of the necessity of modernization. Upon his return to Korea, Min was an active supporter of the Independence Club, was interviewed by its newspaper The Independent. On November 17, 1905, Japan succeeded in foisting upon Korea the Eulsa Treaty making Korea a Japanese protectorship.
It is said that upon hearing of the treaty three days after it had been concluded, Min "fainted several times and vomited blood." Min and many other officials pleaded with King Gojong to annul the treaty and execute the five Korean officials who had signed it, now referred to as the "Five Traitors of Eulsa". But, his remonstrances silenced by Japanese force, Min decided to commit suicide as a final act of resistance and protest by a loyal official. On November 30, 1905 Min cut his own throat. After this death, in his pockets were found five identical messages on the back of his calling cards to the representatives of China, Great Britain, the United States and Germany in which he pleaded with those powers to recognize the true situation within Korea, he left a final message directed towards the people of Korea, in which he promised to help his fellow countrymen "from the nether world" if they would strengthen their collective will and spirit and exercise their learning in an all out effort to "restore our freedom and independence."Some officials, including Jo Byeongse, Hong Mansik, Yi Sangcheol, Min's rickshaw puller, committed suicide following Min's death.
Others inspired to action by Min's death, joined righteous armies. Min was posthumously conferred with the army's highest rank. In 1962 Min was again posthumously awarded the Order of Merit for National Foundation. One year after Min's death, it was reported that a bamboo plant appeared where his bloody clothes had been laid. Many people thought the bamboo grew nurtured by Min's blood so that the bamboo was called Hyeoljuk, or "Blood Bamboo". Amazingly, the number of its leaves was Min's age at the time of his death. Following its discovery people crowded to witness this bamboo, some taking pictures; the Japanese government thought it was either a natural phenomenon or pure fabrication and sent officials to Min's former home to investigate. Mysteriously, they discovered the bamboo was proven not to be fabricated; the Blood Bamboo was preserved and is now housed at the Korea University Museum along with items of Min's clothing and other personal effects. In East Asian tradition bamboo is a symbol of loyalty and uprightedness.
Portrayed by Jo Seung-yeon in the 2012 film Gabi
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