7 July 1902|
Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, Empire of Korea
|Died||28 February 1989(aged 86)|
|Known for||Writing the lyrics of North Korea's national anthem|
|Political party||Workers' Party of Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Seyeong|
Pak became involved in North Korean politics from the country's earliest days. In 1948 he became a member of the Supreme People's Assembly. In May 1954, he was named a member of the central committee of the General League of Culture and Art. In October 1956, he was elevated to the standing committee of the Writers League. In 1961, he became a member of the central committee of the newly created Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland.
Pak finished writing the lyrics of "Aegukka" in June 1947. Other representative works of his include the lyric poems "The sunrise at Poch'onbo" (1962), "History of Millim" (1962), and "When a fire is lit in the heart" (1963).
- "北, 월북시인 박세영 생애 재조명". Tongil News. 2002-06-20. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "Pak Se-yong". Korean Affairs Report No. 304: North Korea, Biographical Dictionary (Part II). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Broadcast Information Service. 1983-08-24. p. 528. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
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