[KS] Irridentist songs and anti-beef protests?

Kirk Larsen kwlarsen67 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 15:07:50 EDT 2008

Dear KS List,

A recent article on the anti-beef protests in the ROK
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/11/asia/seoul.php?page=1) includes this
tantalizing tidbit:

"People felt their national pride hurt. Protesters, some weeping, were
singing a popular song about, not American beef, but an ancient Korean
kingdom that extended into what become Manchuria, now northeast China.

"How can we stop here, when the vast expanse of Manchuria awaits us?" the
lyrics go."

Does anyone on the list know more about this song, its provenance,
popularity etc.?


Kirk W. Larsen
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and International Affairs
Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies
1957 E Street 503
The George Washington University
Washington DC, 20052
(202) 994-5253
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