Coyright@2021 by Y.S.Kim
    How did I talk to Einstein?
  1. Click here for his home page.
  2. His photo-biography.
  3. His Princeton page.
  4. His Einstein page.
  5. His Style page.

    I received my PhD degree from Princeton in 1961, seven years after high school graduation in 1954. This means that I did much of the ground work for the degree during my high school years.

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How did Toyotomi Hideyoshi appear to himself?

      Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Osaka Castle. He lived there with many wives.

  • After unifying Japan, he appeared to himself as the Emperor of the world. China was the center of the world for Japanese at that time. In order to position himself to the emperor's throne in Beijing, he wanted to travel to China through the Korean Peninsula, and asked Koreans to provide a safe pass-way for him.

    Koreans said "Nyet" to him. He became angry and sent 150,000 sword-swinging (some with gun-powdered guns) Japanese troops to Korea. They slaughtered Koreans and burned down their houses. They were in Korea for seven years until Toyotomi died in 1598.

    His destruction of Korea was so thorough that it took Koreans 100 years until 1700 (the period of King Sookjong) to rebuild their country.

  • More recently, Korea was divided into two in 1945 after World War II. and there was the Korean war from 1950 to 1953. The country was totally destroyed again. These days, Korea is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. It is not the first time for Koreans to reconstruct their own country.

  • My ancestors moved from a southern province of Korea to a northern province during the Japanese atrocities (1592-98). The atrocity was more intense in southern provinces closer to Japan.

    My family moved to the South in 1946 to avoid the communist rule being set up in the North. I came to the United States in 1954, after high school graduation in Korea.