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Hyangsoon Yi hyangsyi at arches.uga.edu
Thu Dec 14 10:37:33 EST 2000

Dr. Ronald Van Sickle, a former head of the social science education
department at the University of Georgia, U. S., has recently presented a
paper on the ways in which the U. S. is presented in secondary Korean
textbooks. His research has focused on this subject for the past few

Many of my students who took East Asian literature and culture courses
have pointed out a striking contrast between a traditional Korean
culture hero--scholar-official or poet-official--and the Japanese
warrior hero. Those students who have studied Chinese literature have
also noted differences between the Korean and Chinese versions of the
Confucian gentleman. Would this be a "good" example from Korea?

Hyangsoon Yi
University of Georgia

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