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Kim Dae-jung

Kim Dae-jung

The Nobel Peace Prize 2000

President, S. Korea, ‘Sunshine Politician’. ‘Democracy, human rights in South Korea, East Asia; peace, reconciliation with North Korea.’ Assassination attempts. Jailed. Exiled in US.

“King is son of heaven. Heaven sent him to serve people with just rule. If he unjust, oppresses people, people have right to dispose of him.”

Nobel Prize Cash & Philanthropy

Kim Dae-jung donated his Nobel Prize money of U.S. $258,000 to the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library and Museum, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. It is the first presidential library in Asia.

‘Two annual international conferences are hosted by the Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library. One conference is held in June to commemorate the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, and the other in December to celebrate Kim Dae-jung's Nobel Peace Prize. Various scholars and public figures of numerous fields have joined us for these events to exchange opinions and cooperate academically.’ - Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library.

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Name: Kim Dae-jung
Birth: 3 December 1925, Mokpo, Korea (now South Korea)
Death: 18 August 2009
Role: President of South Korea
Prize Motivation: "for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
Nobel Prize Cash & Philanthropy