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Do Jongwhan

Do Jongwhan

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Date of Birth: Cheongju, Chungbuk / September 27, 1955

Education

Feb. 1977
Department of Korean Language Education, College of Education, Chungbuk National University
Feb. 2006
Department of Korean Language Education, College of Humanities, Chungnam National University (Doctor of Literature)

Experience

1984
Poet
Mar. 1977 – Jun. 1989
Teacher (Cheongsan High School and other schools)
Sep. 1998 – Feb. 2004
Teacher (Deoksan Middle School)
Jul. 2006 – Jul. 2009
Member, 4th Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea
Feb. 2006 – Feb. 2010
Secretary General, Writers Association of Korea
Nov. 2006 – Feb. 2013
Board Member, Book Culture Foundation (non-executive member)
May 2012 – May 2016
Member, 19th National Assembly (proportional representative)
Mar. 2013 – May 2016
Member, Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, 19th National Assembly
May 2016
Member, 20th National Assembly (Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju)
May 2016 – Jun. 2017
Executive Secretary, Education, Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee, 20th National Assembly

Awards

1990
Shin Dong-yeob Creativity Award
2009
Jeong Ji-yong Literary Award Grand Prize in Literature
2010
Yun Dong-ju Award
2011
Baekseok Literary Award
2012
Gongcho Literary Award
2014
Shin Seok-jeong Literary Award
2017
Park Yong-cheol Literary Award

Publications

Poems
「In Godumi Village」, 「Hollyhock You」, 「You Whom I Love」, 「The Smooth Straight Line」,
「The Root of Sorrow」, 「No Flowers Bloom without Wavering」, 「The Road to Haein」,
「Between Three and Five O’clock」, 「Sea of April」 and more
Essays
「Every Human Is a Flower」, 「When Will You Come to This Forest」, 「Comma of Heart」,
「Flowers Can Be Wet, but Scent Cannot」, 「How Can I Be Fragrant without You」 and more