[KS] ABC and Pyongyang

caprio caprio at rikkyo.ne.jp
Wed Jun 8 18:22:08 EDT 2005

CNN reported live from Pyongyang when
Jimmy Carter made his visit in 1994.  Their
interview with the former president angered the Clinton White
House but moved the administration toward
negotiations with North Korea.  These negotiations, of course,
resulted in the two sides signing the Agreed Framework.

Mark Caprio
Rikkyo University

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件名 : [KS] ABC and Pyongyang

> Dear List Members:
> This morning on ABC news, world correspondant Bob Woodruff reported "LIVE from the Secret Kingdom" in Pyongyang. 
>  See Link: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/International/story?id=828300 
> Has this ever happened before?  I don't recall reading or witnessing a live report by an American news company.  What does this symbolize?  
> Could there be real, concrete change/reform going on in North Korea?
> Sincerely,
> Tracy Stober
> MA-International Studies-Korea
> Univ. of Washington-Seattle
> Stefan Ewing <sa_ewing at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Dear fellow KS members:
> In reply to Rupert's comment, Mandarin Chinese does possess an alphabet of 
> sorts, Zhuyin Fuhao, a.k.a. the _bopomofo_ phonetic alphabet. It used 
> primarily in Taiwan, evidently, so it may still be valid to say that Hanyu 
> Pinyin is for all intents and purposes the (Mainland) Chinese "alphabet."
> In appearance, Zhuyin looks somewhat like Japanese Katakana, but with 
> separate symbols for consonants and vowels, _a la_ Hang(e)ul. There is an 
> article about it on the Omniglot website 
> (http://www.omniglot.com/writing/mandarin.htm#bopomofo), with a link at the 
> bottom of the section to a comparison table.
> Stefan Ewing
> P.S.: In a follow-up to Charles Muller's last post, I realize I haven't 
> actually tried submitting Korean script to the KS list (only the failed 
> o-breve and u-breve). This is to see if it renders properly. (If it works, 
> it will likely be visible in Korean encoding and not Unicode):
> Cheol-su and Yeong-hui are writing their entrance exam.
> ^o^E^aa?´I cu´y`i°! `i´y`u^E~a"E´uD`A>> "A!,\´`U.
> >From: "rupert" 
> >Reply-To: Korean Studies Discussion List 
> >To: 
> >Subject: [KS] Romanisation and Pinyin
> >Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 11:49:18 +0900
> >
> >Gari Ledyard wrote how he is impressed by how easily the Pinyin system for 
> >Chinese has gained broad acceptance. Well, I heard that one of the 
> >motivations for making the new Korean system was the success of Pinyin. I 
> >have been studying Chinese for a while and Pinyin does seem to be 
> >exceedingly good. Also, unlike Koreans, Chinese students learn it - indeed 
> >it has become their 'alphabet'. All the foreign Chinese students in our 
> >school know it. Truly amazing. Of course, Koreans do not really need such 
> >as they have their own alphabet, hence the confusion to purpose. 
> >Accordingly, several systems coexist side by side.
> >
> >1 Yale - A clever system for linguists. Only used by specialists - no one 
> >else has a clue, yet it is good.
> >2 MR - A clever system for foreigners based on compromise between sound 
> >and transliteration. Easy to learn but hopeless on computers.
> >3 KOR 2000 - A simple system for Koreans based on transliteration (not 
> >sound). Useful for computer users. Easy for lifers but confusing to 
> >tourists.
> >
> >It seems to be a case of - take your pick ... but who you are will 
> >determine which one you will like. Or, maybe the best version is still 
> >waiting to be discovered.
> >
> >Rupert Atkinson
> >
> >
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