[KS] Request information on charities

victor fic vfic at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 6 03:57:28 EST 2008

Hello list members: 
     I have collected clothes, books and bikes that are new or at least useable and would enjoy donating them to a charity, orphanage or school. especially ones located near Seoul's Chongno or Namdaemun areas. When one has enough, it is time to think of others and I abhor over collecting as it clutters physical and mental space and burns resources. Really, who needs two green sweaters?
    If list members can offer names and contact data for missionaries or aid workers, I am most grateful. 
    Thank you for your kind efforts.

Victor Fic
Seoul> From: koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> Subject: Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 57, Issue 7> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 21:06:36 -0500> > Send Koreanstudies mailing list submissions to> koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> > You can reach the person managing the list at> koreanstudies-owner at koreaweb.ws> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> than "Re: Contents of Koreanstudies digest..."> > > <<------------ KoreanStudies mailing list DIGEST ------------>>> > > Today's Topics:> > 1. Kim Ki-Young retrospective at Lincoln Center, New York, March> 12 - 18 (nkw88 at hotmail.com)> 2. Re: Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 21 (Bruce Cumings)> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> > Message: 1> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 19:21:06 +0000> From: <nkw88 at hotmail.com>> Subject: [KS] Kim Ki-Young retrospective at Lincoln Center, New York,> March 12 - 18> To: <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>> Message-ID: <BLU110-W560587CA754D4290208E1DBD110 at phx.gbl>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"> > > > Finally, Kim Ki-Young Retrospective will be at Lincoln Center, New York, March 12 - 18.> If you live near New York, you'd better not miss this rare chance to see the most unique Korean films.> > Noh, Kwang Woo> Southern Illinois University> > > Infernal Machines: The Films of Kim Ki-Young> > > > > > March 12 ? 18, 2008> > > "Kim Ki-young is a true artist, a> filmmaker who boldly makes films in his own voice, rough as it may be,> in a country in which everybody else is busy imitating films from> abroad.? ?Byeon In-sik, Films Monthly (1978)> > > > If one were to poll the newest generation of> Korean filmmakers?artists such as Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho, Hong> Sang-soo among others?as to which earlier Korean filmmakers have had an> impact or influence on their own work, the name most frequently> mentioned would be Kim Ki-young. A born maverick, Kim?s work> encompassed the range of Korean cinema: The Housemaid (1960) became the biggest box-office success in Korean film history, while later works such as Carnivore (1984) and The Woman of Fire ?82> (1982) established the look of the low-budget, independent films of> their era. Even when making literary adaptations, Kim (who frequently> wrote or re-wrote his scripts) would almost completely transform the> source material, leaving at best a theme or a setting as the link to> the original. > > > Born into a family of artists in South Korea, Kim spent some time after> high school in Japan, where he first discovered a wide range of foreign> culture, especially Greek tragedies, Ibsen and Eugene O?Neill. After> Korea?s liberation from Japanese control he returned home and enrolled> in medical school in Seoul, but his interest in the arts, especially> theater, continued; during the Korean War Kim became part of a film> unit in Pusan run by future writer Oh Young-jin and sponsored by the> United States Information Service. After the armistice Kim joined the> emerging South Korean film industry, although unhappily only one of his> films made in the 1950s, Yangsan Province, can be seen today. With The Housemaid,> his ninth film, Kim created the template that would structure so much> of his future work. Kim?s characters frequently find themselves trapped> in harmful situations, often of their own making. Their escape is> blocked by various social norms or practices; indeed, the harder they> try to escape, the further in they are pulled. An instinctual artist,> Kim always seems ready to abandon correct or tasteful form for a> powerful visual or aural effect. The rawness of the emotions on screen> is more than matched by the directness of his cinematic style.> > > Although Western audiences might find a certain ?B-movie? quality to> Kim?s work, for most of his career he worked on well-funded projects> with many of Korea?s top stars. He stopped working in the mid-?80s, by> which point he had become completely marginalized within the Korean> film industry. Happily, with the emergence of the Korean New Wave in> the ?90s, a revival in interest in Kim?s by-then forgotten work> emerged, culminating in a major retrospective at the Pusan Festival in> 1997, securing his place in Korean film history. Tragically, he died in> a fire in his home just a few months later. ?? Richard Pe?a> > http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/infernalmachines.html> > > > _________________________________________________________________> Shed those extra pounds with MSN and The Biggest Loser!> http://biggestloser.msn.com/> -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/attachments/20080305/262ffb62/attachment-0001.html > > ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 18:03:02 -0500> From: Bruce Cumings <rufus88 at uchicago.edu>> Subject: Re: [KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 21> To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> Message-ID: <7A5CEC41-91DB-4270-8F8F-56DE5CCF70DD at uchicago.edu>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"> > In response to J.J. Suh's inquiry, and with thanks to Adam Cathcart's > informative posting, here is an excerpt about Sinch'on from my 1993 > book. I also spoke with Hwang Sok-yong, who told me (before Sonnim > came out) that the major part of the Sinch'on massacres were carried > out by Korean Christians who had fled the Sinch'on area for the > South. In my opinion, If any Americans were present they were > probably KMAG personnel, who witnessed many South Korean atrocities > against civilians; the Koreans I spoke with were adamant that > Americans had carried out the massacres, but it is also true that > Koreans do not like to admit that Koreans could do such things, > unless they are following American or (in the colonial period) > Japanese orders.> > Excerpt from Bruce Cumings, War and Television (Verso, 1993; > electronic copy, not copyedited):> > We interviewed Kim Myong Ja, one of the only survivors of the > Sinch?n massacre, at the site of the crime. Max Whitby [Thames > producer] thought it appropriate for me to ride down to Sinch?n with > her, according to his standard-operating-procedure for getting > interviewee familiar with interviewer, and with Thames methods. I > balked, saying the last thing this woman needed was to jounce along > the road for several hours with an American, and I was thinking to > myself that I didn't need it, either. But Max eyeballed me, and I > jumped in back to meet Mrs. Kim.> She was wearing a silk traditional dress, her hair nicely > coiffed, and she struck me as the solid, reliable mother of four that > she said she was, now working in the Revolutionary History Research > Center. She had the polite, firm manner and the nurturing self- > confidence so charming in middle-aged Korean women, and she was happy > to answer my questions about her life and family, which I held to a > minimum. She didn't send many in my direction, which was fine with me > since I hoped she thought I was an Englishman.> Mrs. Kim said she was nine years old at the time of the > atrocity, and that her father had been an official in the local > people's committee, imprisoned shortly after the area was occupied by > American and South Korean forces. Her parents and most of her six > brothers and sisters died in the war, and she attended one of the > many schools set up for orphans, eventually graduating from > college. . . .> Sinch?n is a good bit south of P'y?ngyang; the main road to > Kaes?ng was being refurbished (probably in anticipation of the > upcoming Olympics), so we went over to the coast at Namp'o and down > through roads mostly made of hardpack dirt. The small cities we saw > were not much to write home about--mostly collections of five-story > apartment houses and state buildings in the utilitarian, functional, > and ugly Stalinist style of the early post-Korean War period. They > were not as homely as southern cities of the early 1970s, say, Iri or > Ch?ngju, which at that time were rundown, smelly, dour and > depressing; but they likewise couldn't compare to the modernity of > smaller southern cities of the late 1980s. The residents always tried > to brighten things up, though, by keeping things clean and by daubing > colorful paint on storefronts. The roads, whether in town or out, > were pretty terrible. We could see on apartment walls the ubiquitous > portraits of father and son.> We pulled into a Sinch?n whose small city center was getting a > new road. There were only one or two machines, supplemented by lots > of kids scooping the ground or carrying rocks, who looked like local > fifth and sixth-graders?.> The site basically consists of two big tombs, like the mound- > building Indians produced in southern Ohio only much larger, one for > mothers and one for children, plus an empty concrete storehouse, and > a tunnel. We observed a weathered picture of Mrs. Kim as a > schoolgirl, round face and hair tied neatly in two pigtails. The > storehouse and the tunnel became the charnelhouses into which some > 400 women and children were herded in November 1950, kept without > food and water for days, while they were prevailed upon to reveal the > location of their husbands and older sons. According to Mrs. Kim, > when they begged for water for the children, a big American through > buckets of shit on them. After a few days they were doused with > gasoline and burned to death, save Kim Myong Ja and a couple of other > kids, who found themselves at the top of the heap, near a ventilation > hole, when it was all over.> I did the interview with her, a thousand thoughts rushing > through my mind as this little woman stood in the middle of the > charnelhouse in her fine silk dress, telling her story. At the climax > tears filled her eyes and she fixed first me and then the camera, > vowing her thousand-fold revenge against the Americans who did this.> It was a sickening experience, unmediated by my ability to chalk > it up to another good propaganda routine. On the way back Mrs. Kim > told me she had not been to Sinch?n in years, and that the very sight > of the town always ruined her for days. She held her face in her > hands most of the way back to P'y"ngyang.> We asked some of the locals at this museum who the perpetrators > were, and they uniformly attributed it to an American officer named > Harrison. When I asked his first name, they said ?Dumaiden,? or > something that sounded like that in Korean rendering; none of them > spoke English and the event occurred in the vast havoc and chaos of > successive, back-and-forth military occupation of the area by all sides.> My research has never uncovered anything about Sinch?n in the > National Archives. An awful atrocity occurred one day in Sinch?n, > however, because we were later able to compare our visit against > newsreel footage taken when the bodies were discovered and that could > not have been faked. (Max painstakingly counted and measured the > bricks [with calipers, etc.] in the charnelhouse wall to verify the > footage.) We could verify nothing, however, about its authorship.> Journalist Eli Schmetzer of the Chicago Tribune would disagree. > He also visited Sinch?n, misspelling it as Chichon, and titled his > account ?North Korean Museum Stokes Loathing of U.S.? He quoted an > unnamed East European: ?Chichon stinks. It smells of fraud.? > Schmetzer went on to say that ?each year 300,000 North Koreans are > brainwashed at Chichon.? All this is part of the ?twisted version > of history that North Korea has dished up,? warning people that > unless they're loyal to Kim Il Sung, ?the bogeyman GIs will come > back to rape, torture and burn everyone alive.?> > I have this to say to Mr Schmetzer: it happened.> > [end of excerpt]> > Bruce Cumings> > On Feb 29, 2008, at 12:00 PM, koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws wrote:> > > Send Koreanstudies mailing list submissions to> > koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> >> > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit> > http://koreaweb.ws/mailman/listinfo/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws> > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to> > koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> >> > You can reach the person managing the list at> > koreanstudies-owner at koreaweb.ws> >> > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific> > than "Re: Contents of Koreanstudies digest..."> >> >> > <<------------ KoreanStudies mailing list DIGEST ------------>>> >> >> > Today's Topics:> >> > 1. SinchOn in North Korea (JAE-JUNG SUH)> > 2. Korea-America Student Conference (Regina Dull)> > 3. visiting lecturer in Korean literature position (kimjw at uiuc.edu)> >> >> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------> >> > Message: 1> > Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 13:14:53 -0500> > From: "JAE-JUNG SUH" <jsuh8 at jhu.edu>> > Subject: [KS] SinchOn in North Korea> > To: <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>> > Message-ID: <47C6B3CF020000DB00017996 at cis27.hosts.jhmi.edu>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII> >> > Dear all, I am relaying an inquiry on SinchOn in North Korea where > > a massacre was committed during the Korean War. He has apparently > > encountered two different accounts of the incident, NK's official > > history and Hwang SOkyOng's novel, and asks for further > > information. Can anyone offer help? Thank you in advance. JJ> >> >>>>> >> > A year ago I was in North Korea. As a part of the official program > > our group> > visited the Sinchon Museum, which documents war crimes. According > > to the> > North Korean guides they were committed around the city of Sinchon > > (South> > Hwanghae Province) during the occupation of UN forces which lasted > > from> > October 17 to December 7 1950. The North Korans refer to 35'383 > > people, who> > were massacred by US troupes.> >> >> >> > Recently, I read the book "Sonnim" (The guest) by Hwang Sok-yong. > > The book> > deals with the atrocities in the Sinchon region during the war. It > > is a> > novel but based on eyewitness reports.> >> >> >> > In contradiction to the information I got in Sinchon, in the novel the> > crimes were committed by Koreans, communists and Christians. > > According to> > the novel US troupes were not involved in the atrocities. A platoon > > leaded> > by Lieutenant Harrison stayed two hours in Sinchon on October 17th > > 1950 and> > handed out medicaments as well as weapons (chapter 8 of the book). > > Until the> > retreat there where neither US nor South Korean troupes in Sinchon.> >> >> >> > Does your organisation have further information about Sinchon?> >> >> >> >> > J.J. Suh> > Associate Professor> > Director of Korea Studies> > SAIS-Johns Hopkins University> > 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW> > Washington, DC 20036> > U.S.A.> > 202-663-5609> >> >> >> > ------------------------------> >> > Message: 2> > Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:35:37 -0500> > From: "Regina Dull" <rdull at iscdc.org>> > Subject: [KS] Korea-America Student Conference> > To: <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>> > Message-ID: <000001c87a5a$3ed74600$6601a8c0 at ExecDirector>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"> >> > Hello!> >> >> >> > The application deadline for our first Korea-America Student > > Conference is> > approaching fast, but we are still seeking motivated students > > interested in> > Korea to apply.> >> >> >> > This program is NOT just for Korean-Americans and we are looking to > > build a> > diverse American delegation representative of our entire county. > > If you> > know a student who would make an excellent delegate, please offer > > to write> > them a letter or recommendation and let me know you would like to > > nominate> > them.> >> >> >> > KASC is a unique student-run program based on the prestigious 75- > > year old> > Japan-America Student Conference. Don't let your students miss this> > exciting opportunity.> >> >> >> > Regina Dull> >> > Executive Director> >> > rdull at iscdc.org> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > 1st Korea-America Student Conference> > George Washington University, Brown University, University of > > Tennessee, &> > University of California-Berkeley> >> >> >> > Join 40 other students from the US and Korea for a month of cultural> > exchange, travel and fun!> >> >> >> > Applications Due: March 1 -- STUDENTS who mention receiving this > > notice on> > KoreaWeb will not be penalized for late applications if they send the> > application form & questions by March 15.> >> >> >> > Meet leaders and students that will improve your career network in > > this> > unique student-led cultural and academic exchange which will host its> > inaugural program next. Students will discuss their research on > > topics of> > bilateral and global interest and enjoy prominent speakers in the > > month-long> > conference.> >> >> >> > The theme for the first Korea-America Student Conference held July > > 5-31,> > 2008, will be "A New Look at the U.S.-Korea Alliance."> >> >> >> > Created due to military necessity, the U.S.-Korea alliance has > > grown and> > evolved over the last fifty years. Today, the Republic of Korea and > > the> > United States work as partners on issues ranging from trade > > agreements and> > nuclear threats to education and technology. Over the next year > > both Korea> > and the US will undergo changes in leadership which could > > significantly> > impact their policies and interactions worldwide. As this alliance > > continues> > to change, KASC will ensure students play an active role as they > > prepare to> > become the next generation of leaders.> >> >> >> > This year's Roundtable topics include:> >> > Preparing Global Citizens: Education Focused on International Concerns> >> >> From Yongbyon to Kaesong - The Future of North Korea> >> > Wired for Business: Technology's Role in the US-Korea Alliance> >> > Shaping Regionalism in East Asia: Peace and Security> >> >> >> > Although many participants will be Asian Studies and East Asian > > Studies> > majors, this is not a requirement. All types of students from any > > field and> > level of study are welcome at the conference. Knowledge of the Korean> > language is not required.> >> >> >> > For applications or more information, please visit www.iscdc.org> > <http://www.iscdc.org/> or e-mail kasc at iscdc.org.> >> > KASC is a program of International Student Conferences, Inc., a non- > > profit> > organization dedicated to promoting peace by furthering mutual> > understanding, friendship, and trust through international student> > interchange.> >> >> >> > Join a group of 40 students from universities across the U.S. and > > Korea for> > a summer of study, travel, and fun!> >> >> >> > Korea-America Student Conference> > Regina Dull, Executive Director> > 1150 18th St. NW, Suite LL2> > Washington, DC 20036> >> >> >> > -------------- next part --------------> > An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> > URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/ > > attachments/20080228/37ff02bb/attachment-0001.html> >> > ------------------------------> >> > Message: 3> > Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:33:32 -0600 (CST)> > From: <kimjw at uiuc.edu>> > Subject: [KS] visiting lecturer in Korean literature position> > To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws> > Message-ID: <20080228173332.BCT43889 at expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii> >> >> > Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested. > > Thank you!> >> > Sincerely,> > Jungwon Kim> >> > --------------------> > The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the > > University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites applications for > > a full-time, one-year position in the field of Korean Literature > > for the academic year 2008-2009. This position will carry the rank > > of Visiting Lecturer and will be funded by the Korea Foundation. > > The successful applicant> > will have a PhD in hand by the time of the appointment, will be a > > specialist in any period of Korean Literature and will have > > demonstrated excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities will > > be two courses per semester. To apply, please send a letter, a CV, > > 3 letters of reference, a writing sample and statement of teaching > > philosophy to Korean Search Committee, c/o Department of East Asian > > Languages and Cultures, 2090 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. > > Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. Application materials should be > > received by March 31. For further information contact Robert > > Tierney at rtierney at uiuc.edu.> >> >> >> >> > End of Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 56, Issue 21> > *********************************************> > -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: http://koreaweb.ws/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/attachments/20080305/daf076ec/attachment.html > > End of Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 57, Issue 7> ********************************************

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