[KS] anti-Americanism in ROK

mrobinso mrobinso at insightbb.com
Thu Jan 23 08:28:46 EST 2003

Dear List: 

I am working with a group who are preparing a study tour of Japan and Korea this summer.  It has taken quite a while to get the organizers to realize how valuable Korea is to such a tour.  Now I discover that the issue of "dangers" and Anti-Americanism has clouded the issue or whether to include Korea in this year's program.  We would be in Korea between roughly June 20-28.  

My question to my colleagues living in the ROK is:  what is your assessment as to the actual chances of our tour members being hassled or set upon by Koreans who are upset at the recent string of U.S. gaffs on the peninsula and the rising trend of anti-Americanism reported in the U.S. press.  My sense is that there couldn't be a better summer to be in Korea and understand the underlying dynamics that have driven political development here for the last 50 years.  

I need some ammunition to use against my liability focused organizers.  



Michael Robinson
East Asian Languages and Cultures
1011 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
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