Chun's "Cultural Revolution"
In the wake of Chun's purge, the government also launched a
massive reeducation program for the nation's elites. High
government officials, judges, prosecutors, business executives,
college professors, and their spouses--32,000 persons in
all--were brought together for an intensive three-day training
program at Saemaul's New Community Training Centers in Suwon and
elsewhere. The training regimen included morning exercises,
environmental cleanup, lectures on the New Community Movement,
and discussion sessions on "the proper way of life."
This training program, initiated under Park's regime,
eventually was to be extended to the general public. In August
1980, the government launched another massive propaganda
campaign, organizing "Bright Society Rallies" in major cities
where tens of thousands of citizens were mobilized to hear
speeches. In addition, "Cleansing Committees" were established at
all levels of government down to the local ward (ri and
(see Local Administration
, ch. 4).
Data as of June 1990