Title: 50th Anniversary of the Korean Language Society
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
791 
KPC#
C-519 
MICHEL#
818 
StanGib#
980 
Scott#
806 
Date of Issue
12/03/1971 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Emblem of "Hangul Hak-hoe", and Hangul letters 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Hangul Hakhoe (Korean Language Research Society) is now preparing various programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, which falls on December 3, 1971.

The language and letters of us, the Korean people, are the very soul of our people, without which we can hardly live on even for a single day. The Korean Language Research Sociey has successfully overcome various difficulties and hardships, and even humiliations, during the past several decades while Korea was placed under the rule of Japanese imperialists. Successfully tiding over innumerable cases of persecution, the Society has laboriously exerted itself to purify, foster and improve Hangul, the Korean alphabet which is one of the dearest cultural heritages of our people, so that everyone of us can continue to use it as valuably and efficiently as possible.

The thorny path which the Hangul Hakhoe has come through is exactly the history of our people's persistent struggle against persecution and national crises. In order to bring about uniformity in the method of spelling Korean words, which was quite confusing to the people in general, the Society first published the "Unified Principle of Spelling Foreign-Originating Words" were published in succession by the Society which has been spearheading the movement for the exclusive use of Hangul among the people. In addition, the Society has published four kinds of Korean dictionaries: Kun Sajon (Big Dictionary); Chung Sajon (Middle Dictionary); So Sajon (Small Dictionary) and Sae Hangul Sajon (New Korean Dictionary). The Society also published in 1966 books on the names of localities in Seoul, Chungchong-do and Kangwon-do provinces. While working on revision of the Bic Dictionary, the Society has continued to date to expand its academic activities through the establishment of various subsidiary organizations devoted to the study and research of the Korean language.

On the occasion of observing the 50th anniversary of the Korean Language Research Society, the Ministry of Communications is to release a postage stamp in honor of the great accomplishment made by the Society, at the same time praying for the continued development and growth of the Society.