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Collection 448 Oral History Interviews with Seung-Hun Yang

 Collection
Identifier: CN-448
Oral history interview with Seung-Hun Yang in which he discusses the discipline and devotion of the rural South Korean Presbyterian church he grew up in, the effects of the Korean War on the country, his father's example as a Christian and lay leader, the work of the Navigators abd Campus Crusade for Christ in Korea, Yang's education as a physicist, the introduction of creation science to Korea, his efforts to found a Christian university, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Korean church in 1991. The time period covered by the interview is 1955-1991.

Dr. Yang was interviewed by Robert Shuster on October 17 and October 31, 1991 at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.

Dates

  • Created: 1955-1991

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

4.00 audio_tapes

162 minutes other_unmapped

Biographical or Historical Information

Full Name: Seung-Hun Yang

Birth Date: April 15, 1955 in Jumchon, Korea

Family:

Parents: Myungchul (In English means "Brightness") and Eui Jung Lim Yang

Siblings: 8 brothers and sisters, 6 of whom lived to adulthood

Marital Status: Married to Jin Gyung Park in 1981

Children: Three - Bummo (1982), Changmo (1984), Yeum (1987)

Conversion: While a college student

Education:

January 1973 Graduated from Mungyung secondary school in Jumchon

February 1977 Graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea

February 1980 Received from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea, his M.S. in Physics

August 1983 Received from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and technology in Seoul, Korea, his doctorate in physics

1986 Postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago. Returned to Korea at the end of the year

1991 Received M.A. in the History of Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison

1992 Received M.A. in Theology from the Wheaton College Graduate School

Career:

1983-1988 Assistant professor of physics at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea 1983-1990 Founding member and director of the Taegu regional branch of the Korean Association of Creation Research

1984-1990 Founder and general secretary of the Christian University Fellowlaborers Association

1988-1995 Associate professor of physics at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea

1995- Professor of physics at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea

Other significant information: Author of several books and articles on scientific and biblical creationism and has given hundreds of lectures on the same topic around South Korea.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Seung-Hun Yang in October 1991.

Accession: 91-97, 91-103 April 16, 1997

Robert Shuster

M. Bergstedt
Title
Collection 448 Oral History Interviews with Seung-Hun Yang
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Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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