[KS] Exporting Hanguel Writing System

Dr. Edward D. Rockstein ed4linda at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 9 11:18:42 EDT 2009

"Homer Hulbert," I think you mean.

Dr. Edward D. Rockstein 

ed4linda at yahoo.com  

”The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” — Cicero, 55 BC

--- On Sun, 8/9/09, Kwang On Yoo <lovehankook at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Kwang On Yoo <lovehankook at gmail.com>
Subject: [KS] Exporting Hanguel Writing System
To: "Korean Studies Discussion List" <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 7:04 AM

To All,

The Indonesian story has excited many scholars but there were some cynicism too.
 But the idea of exporting Korean writing system is not new at all.

Well over 100 years ago, even before the word Hangul was coined, non other than 

Homer B. Hulburt* wrote:

p34 "There are a great many foreigners in China who are trying to evolve a phonetic system 
of writing for that country."

p35  " - - - the present writer has urged that the Chinese people be invited to adopt 

the Korean alphabet, which is as simple in structure as any, and capable of the widest phonetic adaptation."
"- - - and the only work to be done in introducing it is to overcome the sentimental prejudice

of the Chinese in favour of the ideograph."

*The Passing of Korea, 1906

Kwang-On Yoo

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