[KS] Re: collaborators

Kap Seol kap_s_seol at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:25:42 EDT 1999

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>From: Bryan R Ross <bross at hawaii.edu>
>Reply-To: korean-studies at mailbase.ac.uk
>To: korean-studies at mailbase.ac.uk
>Subject: collaborators
>Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 06:22:23 -1000
>The following is from an editorial in the 8/23/99 issue of the Korea
>Herald. Has anyone heard of "The Institute for Research in
>Collaborationist Activities" and where you can order their publications?
>Thank you,
>Bryan Ross
>     The Korea Herald
>  [Commentary] Facing our history as it was
>                                                                 In this
>regard, the latest private movement to shed light on this blurred page
>of 20th century Korean history deserves greater attention from the
>public. The Institute for Research in Collaborationist Activities said
>last week that over 10,000 professors of 116 universities and colleges
>across the country have signed up for publication of a "who's who of
>pro-Japanese collaborators." Director Kim Pong-u and his colleagues at
>the Seoul-based institute confess they are amazed by the enthusiastic
>response from the  academics who in the past have mostly been silent on
>the issue.
>  The institute plans to publish an encyclopedia of some 3,000 people who
>assisted the Japanese during the colonial period in 10 volumes over the
>next three years. About 300 historians will work on the project which
>will cost three billion won. Scheduled to be completed by 2002, the list
>will be the first comprehensive collection of documents about this
>highly sensitive aspect of modern Korean history, which still does not
>raise much concern in many people, including mainstream historians, half
>a century after the nation regained its independence.
>                                 Updated: 08/23/1999
>                            by Lee Kyong-hee, Editor-in-chief
>  (C) Copyright 1999 Digital Korea Herald

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