Chang Sang

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Chang Sang
Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
11 July 2002 – 31 July 2002
PresidentKim Dae-jung
Preceded byLee Han-dong
Succeeded byChang Dae-whan (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1939-10-03) 3 October 1939 (age 79)
Ryongchon, Korea (now North Korea)
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materEwha Womans University
Yale University
Princeton Theological Seminary
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Sang
McCune–ReischauerChang Sang

Chang Sang (born 3 October 1939) became the first female Prime Minister of South Korea when President Kim Dae-jung reshuffled his cabinet in 2002.[1]

She holds a doctorate of philosophy from Princeton Theological Seminary[2][3] and served as president of Ewha Women's University from 1996 until the prime minister appointment.[4]

She was nominated as the prime minister candidate by the President Kim Dae-jung in 2002, however the nomination was rejected by the National Assembly.



  1. ^ - Korea
  2. ^ Korean Lawmakers Reject President's Choice for Prime Minister - New York Times
  3. ^ "Who are some of the well-known graduates of the Seminary?". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  4. ^ First woman PM for South Korea BBC NEWS Asia-Pacific

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Han-dong
Prime Minister of South Korea

Succeeded by
Jeon Yun-churl