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History History

  • Foundation of chung-Ang Kindergarten
  • Chung-Ang as a Professional Education Institution
  • Dr. Louise Vim and Dreams of Chung-Ang
  • Development and Oppression
  • Korean Uberation and the Roles of Chung-Ang
  • Chung-Ang as a University
  • Improving the Quality of the University
  • Paving Stones for the Future
  • Expansion of the Second Campus and the Years of Throe
  • Chung-Ang’s New Era with the Chairman Dr. Hee-Su Kim
  • Byproducts of Democratization and the Confusion in the University
  • Paving Stones for the Realization of the School’s Educational Philosophy
  • Establishment of Dragon 2018 and Its Accomplishment through MBO Method
  • Constructing the New Chung-Ang through Creation and Integration
  • Chung-Ang University, From the Center of Korea To the World

Dr. Louise Vim and Dreams of Chung-Ang

Despite its accreditation at a higher level, Chung-Ang Training School for Kindergarten Teachers (Normal School) still experienced administrative difficulties. As the Japanese kept plotting tricks while school officers had financial and personal problems, the number of students was reduced to ten by 1932, and the school was forced to move to a private lot.

In 1933, a young lady named Yim Young-shin took charge of the kindergarten and became its first principal at the age of 34. A graduate of Kijeon School for Women, Yim Young-shin had been imprisoned for six months for leading the Samil Independence Movement at Jeonju. Afterwards, she graduated from Kwangdu High School in Japan and studied in the United States. She earned wide recognition when she revealed pictures showing Japanese mass-killing Koreans when the Kwandong earthquakes hit Japan. She sent the pictures to Dr. Lee Seung-man, who was leading the Korean independence movement in the U.S. After she got her master's degree in the U.S., she became determined to take a major part in Korea's liberation.

When she came back to Korea in 1932 nine years after she went to the U.S., she decided to devote herself to her nation, which was still under the Japanese rule. As the director of Y.W.C.A., she traveled across the country and realized the need for education. She spent 30,000 dollars - the money she had earned from farming, truck driving, and vegetable wholesale - to purchase land in Heukseok-Dong for school building and took charge of Chung-Ang Training School for Kindergarten Teachers (Normal School). Thanks to Yim Young-Shin, Chung-Ang gained a foundation to become the center of Korean education.

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