[KS] Statement from Professors in North America Concerned about Korean Democracy

Eugene Y. Park eugene.y.park at uci.edu
Wed Jun 10 12:41:31 EDT 2009

Dear members,

I am happy to report that with an overwhelming support from many of you as
well as non-members, finally the statement has been released to the press.
It got endorsements from 240 signatories (list follows this message), not
including many others who have expressed support but somehow their e-mail
messages to korea.democracy at gmail.com either came in too late, never came,
or got lost. I would also like to thank Scott and Don for sharing for
their views, and their points are extremely well taken.

I'm attaching both the final English and Korean versions of the statement.


Eugene (Gene) Y. Park
Associate Professor
Department of History
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697 USA


Jiyoung Ahn (New York University)
G. Aldo Antonelli (University of California, Davis)
Hyowon Ban (California State University, Long Beach)
Don Baker (University of British Columbia)
Edward J. Baker (Harvard University)
Eun-Ok Baek (California State University, San Bernardino)
Tae-Ung Baik (University of British Columbia)
Wontae Cha (New York Theological Seminary)
John Chaffee (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Kyeong-Ok Chang (Kansas State University)
Daehwan Cho (Southern Arkansas University)
Dong-Ho Cho (Queens College City University of New York)
Hyunkag Cho (Michigan State University)
Junghoo Cho (University of California, Los Angeles)
Baek-Young Choi (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
Jinbong Choi (Texas State University, San Marcos)
Jong Choi (California State University, Bakersfield)
Kyeong-Hee Choi (University of Chicago)
Kyoung-Shin Choi (Purdue University)
Namkee G. Choi (University of Texas, Austin)
Woonsup Choi (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Yoonsun Choi (University of Chicago)
Jennifer Jihye Chun (University of British Columbia)
Ock K Chun (University of Connecticut)
Sung-Chang Chun (Mercy College of Northwest Ohio)
Nogin Chung (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
WonJoon Chung (Carleton University)
Yoo Sun Chung (George Mason University)
Marc T. Cryer (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
Minsun Doh (Western Illinois University)
Alexis Dudden (University of Connecticut)
John B. Duncan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Henry Em (New York University)
Norma Field (University of Chicago)
Christina Ghanbarpour (Chapman University)
Jaesook Gho (Liberty University)
Laam Hae (York University)
Hyeouk Chris Hahm (Boston University)
Jungpil Hahn(Purdue University)
Seonok Ham (University of Kentucky, Lexington)
Dennis Hart (University of Pittsburgh)
Martin Hart-Landsberg (Lewis and Clark College)
Todd A. Henry (Colorado State University)
David L. Howell (Princeton University)
Theodore Hughes (Columbia University)
Chang Huh (Niagara University)
Jung Won Hur (Auburn University)
Merose Hwang (University of Toronto)
Wonjae Hwang (University of Tennessee)
Eunsook Hyun (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
David E. James (University of Southern California)
Roger L. Janelli (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Gyoung Sun Jang (Clark University)
Ivan Jeliazkov (University of California, Irvine)
Gyung-Ho Jeong (Claremont Graduate University)
Kelly Y. Jeong (University of California, Riverside)
Tae-Hee Jo (Buffalo State College, State University of New York)
Hee-Jung Serenity Joo (University of Manitoba)
Myungkook Joo (Rutgers University)
Boochun Jung (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Changhoon Jung (Auburn University)
Kwanghee Jung (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey)
Taejin Jung (State University of New York, Oswego)
Wonho Jung (Washington Baptist University)
Woo Jung (California State University, Fullerton)
Jennifer Jung-Kim (University of California, Los Angeles)
Nick Kaldis (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Seung Ihl Kam (Louisiana State University)
Heesam Kang (TUI University)
Hugh H.W. Kang (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Hye-ryoung Kang (University of Nevada, Reno)
Jinhee Kang (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Namsoon Kang (Texas Christian University)
Sinuk Kang (Westfield State College)
George Katsiaficas (Wentworth Institute of Technology)
Eyun-Jung Ki (University of Alabama)
Byoung Sug Kim (Roosevelt University)
Byungki Kim (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
ChangHwan Kim (University of Kansas)
Charles Kim (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Chigon Kim (Wright State University)
Dae-Kyoo Kim (Oakland University)
Daekyung Kim (Idaho State University)
Duk Kim (St. Ambrose University)
Dukhong Kim (Florida Atlantic University)
Eleana Kim (University of Rochester)
Hae-Young Kim (Duke University)
Heeman Kim (Kennesaw State University)
HeeMin Kim (Florida State University)
Henry Kim (Rancho Santiago Community College)
Hoi-eun Kim (Texas A&M University)
Hongkyung Kim (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Hwansoo Kim (Duke University)
Hyojoung Kim (California State University, Los Angeles)
Hyunjin Kim (Oklahoma State University)
Hyun Ju Kim (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
Ilpyong J. Kim (University of Connecticut, Storrs)
Janice C. H. Kim (York University)
Jang Hyun Kim (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Jeong-Nam Kim (Purdue University)
Jeounghee Kim (Rutgers, State University of New Jersey)
Jih-Un Kim (Webster University)
Jina E. Kim (Smith College)
Jinhee Kim (University of Maryland)
Jon-Lark Kim (University of Louisville)
Kyung Hyun Kim (University of California, Irvine)
Minjeong Kim (Colorado State University)
MinJeong Kim (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
Nadia Y. Kim (Loyola Marymount University)
Samuel S. Kim (Columbia University)
Seong-Hee Kim (Western Michigan University)
Sun-Chul Kim (Barnard College-Columbia University)
Sung-Kun Kim (Baylor University)
Sungmoon Kim (University of Richmond)
Sun-Young Kim (Harvard University)
Su Yun Kim (Hamilton College)
Suzy Kim (Boston College)
Tae-Hyung Kim (Daemen College)
Thomas P. Kim (Scripps College)
Wooksoo Kim (University at Buffalo, State University of New York)
Yong-Lyun Kim (Empire State College, State University of New York)
Young-Han Kim (University of California, San Diego)
Youngjoo Kim (Oakland University)
Youngmi Kim (Jacksonville State University)
Yung Soo Kim (University of Kentucky)
Yunjeong Kim (Kansas State University)
Mikyong Kim-Goh (California State University, Fullerton)
Thomas R. Klassen (York University)
Hagen Koo (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Yong Ku (Johns Hopkins University)
Tae Yang Kwak (Ramapo College of New Jersey)
Kyong-Ah Kwon (Georgia State University)
Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke University)
Soonsik Kwon (Princeton University)
Thomas Lamarre (McGill University)
Bumsoo Lee (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Cheol Lee (Wayne State University)
Cheol-Sung Lee (University of Chicago)
Dongwon Lee (Pennsylvania State University)
Eunjung Lee (University of Toronto)
Ha Youn Lee (University of Rochester)
Hak-Seon Lee (James Madison University)
Jin-kyung Lee (University of California, San Diego)
Jinsun Lee (Old Dominion University)
JongHwa Lee (Loyola Marymount University)
Jung Lee (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)
Jungmin Lee (Florida International University)
K. Samuel Lee (Claremont School of Theology)
Kyoung H. Lee (University of Texas, Pan-American)
Namhee Lee (University of California, Los Angeles)
Sang-Hyop Lee (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Sangkwon Lee (Kent State University)
Seoki Lee (Temple University)
Seunghae Lee (Purdue University)
Sunghee Lee (University of California, Los Angeles)
WonSook Lee (University of Ottawa)
Yeon-Shim Lee (San Francisco State University)
Yeunjoo Lee (California State University, Bakersfield)
Yoonkyung Lee (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Young-Jin Lee (University of Kansas)
Youngju Ryu (University of Michigan)
Young-Jun Lee (Harvard University)
Young-Sun Lee (Columbia University)
Han Lheem (Fayetteville State University)
Ramsay Liem (Boston College)
Chaeyoon Lim (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Churlzu Lim (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
Bokyung Min (Nova Southeastern University)
Pyong Gap Min (Queens College, City University of New York)
Byongook Moon (University of Texas, San Antonio)
Seungsook Moon (Vassar College)
Seungahn Nah (University of Kentucky)
Hwasook Nam (University of Washington)
Seongwoo Nam (Ringling College of Art and Design)
Siho Nam (University of North Florida)
Taehyun Nam (Salisbury University)
Yunju Nam (Washington University in Saint Louis)
Kyoungrae Oh (University of Dayton)
Ravi Palat (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Albert L. Park (Claremont McKenna College)
Cheolwoo Park (University of Georgia)
Chiwook Park (Purdue University)
Do-Hwan Park (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Eugene Y. Park (University of California, Irvine)
Hyunjoon Park (University of Pennsylvania)
Hyun Ok Park (York University)
Jong Chool Park (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Jong Hee Park (University of Chicago)
Jungkun Park (Purdue University)
Keun-Pyo Park (University of California, Riverside)
Nan Sook Park (University of Alabama)
So Yeon Park (University of Kansas)
Sung Bae Park (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Sung Kyun Park	(University of Michigan)
Sunyoung Park (University of Southern California)
Won-ho Park (University of Florida)
Youngrak Park (Columbus State University)
Samuel Perry (Brown University)
Michael J. Pettid (Binghamton University State University of New York)
Mooweon Rhee (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Michael Robinson (Indiana University)
Lawrence Rogers (University of Hawaii, Hilo)
Mahua Sarkar (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
Johnny Sarraf (Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma)
Wesley Sasaki-Uemura (University of Utah)
Andre Schmid (University of Toronto)
Gary Schneider (University of Texas, Pan American)
Bert M. Scruggs (University of California, Irvine)
Jungmin Seo (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Michael Sherraden (Washington University in St. Louis)
Jaesung Sim (Mansfield University)
Heeju Shin (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
Jiwon Shin (University of California, Berkeley)
Donghee Sinn (State University of New York, Albany)
Soong Nark Sohng (Clarion University of Pennsylvania)
Dorothy J. Solinger (University of California, Irvine)
DongHee Son (Texas A&M University)
Juyeon Son (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Seung-Hee Son (Purdue University)
Soohyun P. Son (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Jesook Song (University of Toronto)
Joungmin Song (Marshall University)
Junho Song (University of Illinois)
Jae-Jung Suh (Johns Hopkins University)
Serk-Bae Suh (University of California, Irvine)
Seung Hye Suh (Scripps College, Claremont Colleges)
Ken Wells (University of California at Berkeley)
Hyeyoung Woo (Portland State University)
Eun-Ho Yeo (Plymouth State University)
Yoon Yeo (Purdue University)
Hyangsoon Yi (University of Georgia)
Sungwon Yim (New York University)
Theodore Yoo (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Myung-Keun Yoon (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
So-Yeon Yoon (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Sung-Wook Yoon (California State University, Northridge)
Jong Soue You (Algoma University, Canada)
Jong-sung You (University of California, San Diego)
Jisun Yu (Concordia University)
ManSoo Yu (University of Missouri, Columbia)
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