[KS] RE: Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 14, Issue 10

Bob Pyke Jr. repyke at infionline.net
Sat Aug 21 12:46:10 EDT 2004

There used to be a Korean program to study Korean Studies on line in San
Does anyone remember the name of who offers it?

Bob Pyke Jr.
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> Today's Topics:
>    1. The 2nd World Congress of Korean Studies (AEKYUNG84 at aol.com)
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> Subject: [KS] The 2nd World Congress of Korean Studies
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> Adding to Dr. Leonid A. Petrov's remarks as regards to the 2nd World
> Conference in Pyongyang, I would like to add some of the experiences 
> I've had as only Korean American and as one of two participants from the
> It was my first trip to Pyongyang.  And given the relative abundance of 
> public information in the U.S., although I had some knowledge [!!!] of
the city, it 
> was indeed good to be in "real" Pyongyang. My 101 Pyongyang experience
> limited of being in one place for only three days. "The schedule was
> tight and our freedom limited because the entire undertaking had more of
> characteristics of a tourist tour than of an academic conference."
Regardless, The 
> trip ended up being my 101 Pyongyang Experience course on a
> political, cultural and educational level. 
> The trip was unexpected, due to the reason of uncertainty as to why The 
> Academy of Korean Studies in South Korea dropped out of being a co-host
of the 
> conference. There was a last minute email saying, the conference cannot
be held 
> due to recent political tension between ROK and DPRK.  Well, as we all
> South and North Korea have been in a political tension for more than a
> decade.  Was it not the purpose of the conference under the title of 
> 'Reconciliation and Cooperation' to work further to the 'Reconciliation
and Cooperation'? 
> What happened? Why this one sided abrupt and mysterious cancellation by
> Academy of Korean Studies? And why did some scholars receive a late last
> note from NK saying the conference is still on?
> As soon as scholars arrived in Pyongyang, it showed how DPRK scrambled to 
> continue the conference. Supposedly, whatever (!!!) ROK side was going to
> but didn't, had to be remade in a rush.  Why did they not cancel the
> just like the ROK did?
> I would like to hear some response on my questions if anybody has an
> Best,
> Min
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> Min Paek, Executive Director
> Korean American Women Artists and 
> Writers Association (KAWAWA)
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> San Francisco, CA 94102
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