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Koihime Musou Girls and Korean Patriots, Part VIII: Huang Zhong and Hwang Jang-yop (1923-2010) - The Highest Ranking North Korean Defector before Diplomat Thae Yong-ho

Hwang Jang-yŏp (Hangul/Hanja/Revised Romanization: 황장엽/黃長燁/Hwang Jang-yeop; Born: February 17th 1923 in Kangdong County, Pyongyang, DPRK - Died: October 10th 2010 in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul Gangnam-gu, ROK) was a North Korean politician who defected to South Korea in 1997, best known for being the highest-ranking North Korean defector before North Korean Vice-Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Thae Yŏng-ho defected in 2017. As the son of Hwang Woo-taek and Lee Deok-hwa, he was largely responsible for crafting Juche, North Korea's official state ideology. He was a member of Je-an Hwang Clan (제안 황씨/齊安黃氏), a clan which is originated from JeAn-ri, Hwangju-eup, Hwangju County, Northern Hwanghae Province, DPRK. For your information, Je-an Hwang Clan is a cadre clan of Changwon Hwang Clan; founded by Hwang Eul-koo (황을구/黃乙耉), 5th Generation-Descendant of Hwang Seok-ki (황석기/黃石奇).
Hwang was born in Kangdong County, Southern Pyongan Province, DPRK (present-day Kangdong County, Pyongyang). He grad…

Koihime Musou Girls and Famous Koreans - REBOOTED, Part VI: Zhang Bao and Chang Ha-joon - Korea's Counter-Capitalism Economist

Chang Ha-joon (Hangul/Hanja: 장하준/張夏准; born October 7th, 1963 in Seoul) is one of the leading heterodox economists and institutional economists specialising in development economics. Currently a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several widely-discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). Chang was ranked by Prospect Magazine as one of the top World Thinkers in 2013. 
Chang Ha-joon is son of former Minister of Commerce Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and Assemblyman of Seoul Seodaemun-eul (Seodaemun-gu 2nd Electoral District), Chang Jae-sik, brother of historian and philosopher of science in the University of Cambridge, Chang Ha-sŏk, and cousin of prominent economist and professor at Korea University, Chang Ha-seong. He is a member of Indong Jang Clan (인동 장씨/仁同張氏), a clan which is originated from the administrative precinct of Indong-don…

March 1st Independence Movement Special: Overview of Koihime Musou Girls and Korea

The Koihime Musou game series was introduced and developed by BaseSon on January 26th 2007 (Jeonghae Year). For your information, 'Koihime Musou' is a homonym for two different words in Kanji: 恋姫†無双 and 恋姫†夢想. In the other hand, these two words are transliterated in Korean Hangul as Yeonhui Mussang (연희†무쌍) and Yeonhui Mongsang (연희†몽상) respectively. A new version of Koihime with many new characters Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi (真・恋姫†無双 〜乙女繚乱☆三国志演義〜) was released on December 26th 2008 (Mooja Year). A third version of Koihime Shin Koihime Musou: Moe Shoden (真・恋姫†無双~萌将伝~) was released on July 23rd 2010 (Gyeong-in Year).
In 2015 (Eulmi Year), BaseSon developed the Shin Koihime Eiyuutan Series in three different stories, consisting Shu, Wei and Wu Kingdoms. These stories were released on April, August and October respectively. Later, a compilation of three series are included in Shin Koihime Eiyuutan 123+Plus on July 29th 2016 (Byeongshin Year). 
This year (2017 - …