[KS] Korean romanizations perplexities (again): a seorry state of affairs

Charles Muller cmuller-lst at jj.em-net.ne.jp
Wed Nov 2 02:38:09 EST 2005

Aidan Foster-Carter wrote:

> I fear that Charles Muller's seorry tale also has a more general lesson
> about falling standards at publishers; yea, even the university presses
> of our most ancient seats of learning.

Unfortunately, the errors that I reported turned out to be only the 
tip of the iceberg with that particular volume. Another contributor 
(Michel Mohr) had half of his Pinyin inexplicably changed to 
Wade-Giles; the title of my article is given differently in the table 
of contents, and so on. A disaster. So far, Oxford has not responded 
to my requests for an explanation, and the volume editors tell me that 
I should not pay undue attention to "glitches" and instead try to look 
on the bright side of things.

Lesson learned, again.


Charles Muller

Toyo Gakuen University
Faculty of Humanities
1660 Hiregasaki, Nagareyama-shi
Chiba 270-0161 JAPAN
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