Chuncheon

(redirected from Ch'unch'on)

Chuncheon

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Chunchon

(cho͞on`chôn`), city (1993 pop. 179,372), capital of Gangwon (Kangwon) prov., N South Korea. It is an important market town and rice-processing center with rail and road links to Seoul. Textiles, silk yarn, and raw silk are produced, and other light industries are emerging. Tungsten, mica, and fluorspar are mined nearby. Chuncheon was the capital of the kingdom of Maek (250 B.C.–A.D. 660) and was later absorbed by Silla (see KoreaKorea
, Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country (85,049 sq mi/220,277 sq km), E Asia. A peninsula, 600 mi (966 km) long, Korea separates the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by Koreans) on the east from the Yellow Sea (and Korea Bay [or West Korea
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Only at the end of the film, after Sang-kwon has returned home to Seoul and won a position as professor at Ch'unch'on University, do the two meet again.
Their fear of falling from the mountain echoes an earlier scene: After dropping off his application documents at Ch'unch'on University, Sang-kwon encounters a stray dog and is frozen in fear.
A comparable excursion-exclusion occurs in Turning Gate: After Kyongsu's friend recounts in detail the folkloric legend of the Ch'ongp'yong-sa revolving gate near Ch'unch'on (a fable involving a snake-coiled Chinese princess and the titular entrance that together suggest a metaphor for lovemaking), the two men opt not to see it at the last minute, and instead return to the ferryboat on which they arrived.
The true operational significance of 6th Division actions on the Ch'unch'on front is also inadequately examined.