[KS] Re: KF Korean Studies Graduate Fellowship

David McCann dmccann at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Feb 2 08:07:30 EST 2000

Sorry, but I don't understand the question.  Do you mean to say you have
decided to express and defend the view that Korea should not reunify?  What
do you need opinions for, precisely?  Will you ignore those that you may
disagree with?  Will you provide the proper citations in your paper,
letting the professor know where you obtained the opinions, who expressed
them, and where?  Is this a quantitative exercise, or qualitative?  Are you
planning to differentiate between Korean and other opinions?  Between South
and North?

Have you had a look yet at Don Oberdorfer's book, The Two Koreas?  That's a
good one to read on the background and recent history of the division.  It
also has a splendid but rather frightening chapter on how close the U.S.
came to war against the North, largely because the folks in the government
on this side, not their side, didn't know all that much about Korea, and
especialy, North Korea.

D. McCann


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