Kim reflects on the value of Asian television
programs based on historical events. He feels they
provide good history lessons, but points out that
each country presents these events from their own
Television Programs about Historical
Kim from Korea
Korea, there are a lot of very popular television
programs, especially the ones that are about
historical events. These history-based programs are
particularly popular with elderly people.
events provide TV drama.
especially East Asia, has a lot of rich historical
background. More than five thousand years of long
history in Korea, China, Japan and other Asian
countries can make interesting contexts for a
variety of dramas.
I believe these kinds of programs can be a
double-edged sword. The successful historical
program gives a lot of historical information. On
the other hand, these historical programs can be
based on each country's own point of view, so it is
easy to be prejudiced against other countries and
think television programs that are based on history
and are well made are really recommendable because
we can learn about history. Even if they present
historical events where our ancestors made serious
mistakes, learning about these historical events
can be helpful lessons that guide us in a good way.
Also, these programs can be like a wonderful
textbook for children, especially if their parents
provide details to help them understand
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