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

curt curt at cola.iges.org
Wed Nov 2 11:21:12 EST 2005

Another problem with this volume is that the table of contents isn't 
revealed on the publishers website for the book - nor at amazon or 
anyplace else that I've seen the book for sale on-line. What other 
chapters are there on Korean subjects? - besides the very interesting 
sounding one on Gihwa already mentioned.
- Curt

Charles Muller wrote:

> 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.
> Chuck

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