[KS] Brian Hwang's Discussion Question

Michael Munk lastmarx at comcast.net
Sun Apr 15 18:05:52 EDT 2012


Wasn't the US funding used for extra pay and benefits to Korean troops, which encouraged them to "volunteer" for Vietnam?

Mike Munk 
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  From: Kevin Shepard 
  To: koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws 
  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:40 AM
  Subject: Re: [KS] Brian Hwang's Discussion Question


  I think you will be hard-pressed to justify calling individual soldiers mercenaries - the Korean government may have received funds from the US, but ROK soldiers were drafted into mandatory service. If you come across documentation that individuals volunteered for Vietnam in order to receive funds from the US, please send such documents to me. 


  Kevin Shepard, Ph.D.
  Strategist
  UNC/CFC/USFK
  UCJ 5 Strategy Div.



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  Today's Topics:

    1. Discussion Question (brianhwang at berkeley.edu)
    2. March 2012 Issue of "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and
        Culture Review" Available Online (Center for Korean Studies)


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  Hello all:

  I am a history student at University of California, Berkeley. Currently I
  am working on a paper regarding Korean involvement in the Vietnam War. My
  argument is that although Korean soldiers were 1) mercenaries (because
  they were paid predominantly by US dollars to go) and 2) anti communists
  (because of past history), the atrocities that they are accused of
  committing are not primarily due to the aforementioned reasons, but
  because of the type of warfare that they had to fight in Vietnam,
  including guerrilla warfare and civilian warfare.

  Do you all think this is a valid argument? Are there any primary sources
  that would help me in my argument, including ones that attribute Korean
  atrocities to their mercenary and anticommunist nature?

  Thank you!






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  Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:00:21 -0700
  From: "Center for Korean Studies" <cks at berkeley.edu>
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  Subject: [KS] March 2012 Issue of "Cross-Currents: East Asian History
      and    Culture Review" Available Online
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  March 2012 Issue of "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" now online 
    
  The second issue of IEAS's new, interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now online. The theme of the March 2012 issue is "Japanese Imperial Maps as Sources for East Asian History: The Past and Future of the Gaih?zu" (guest edited by K?ren Wigen, professor of History at Stanford). Visit http://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-2 to read the articles, a review essay written by Timothy Cheek (University of British Columbia) about Ezra Vogel's new book on Deng Xiaoping, and abstracts of important new scholarship in Chinese. The March issue of the e-journal also features a photo essay by Jianhua Gong documenting Shanghai's longtang alleyways. 

  A joint enterprise of the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University (RIKS) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (IEAS), "Cross-Currents" offers its readers up-to-date research findings, emerging trends, and cutting-edge perspectives concerning East Asian history and culture from scholars in both English-speaking and Asian language-speaking academic communities. 


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  March 2012 issue of "Cross-Currents" e-journal
  (See http://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-2)

  *Co-Editors' Note*

  Building an Online Community of East Asia Scholars
  Sungtaek Cho, Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS), Korea University
  Wen-hsin Yeh, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), University of California, Berkeley

  *Japanese Imperial Maps as Sources for East Asian History: The Past and Future of the Gaihozu*

  Introduction to "Japanese Imperial Maps as Sources for East Asian History: The Past and Future of the Gaihozu"
  Guest editor K?ren Wigen, Stanford University

  Japanese Mapping of Asia-Pacific Areas, 1873-1945: An Overview
  Shigeru Kobayashi, Osaka University

  Imagining Manmo: Mapping the Russo-Japanese Boundary Agreements in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia, 1907-1915
  Yoshihisa T. Matsusaka, Wellesley College

  Triangulating Chosen: Maps, Mapmaking, and the Land Survey in Colonial Korea
  David Fedman, Stanford University

  Mapping Economic Development: The South Seas Government and Sugar Production in Japan's South Pacific Mandate, 1919--1941
  Ti Ngo, University of California, Berkeley

  *Forum*

  Asian Studies/Global Studies: Transcending Area Studies and Social Sciences
  John Lie, University of California, Berkeley/

  Defenders and Conquerors: The Rhetoric of Royal Power in Korean Inscriptions from the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
  Hung-gyu Kim, Korea University

  *Review Essays and Notes*

  Of Leaders and Governance: How the Chinese Dragon Got Its Scales
  Timothy Cheek, University of British Columbia

  A Note on the 40th Anniversary of Nixon's Visit to China
  William C. Kirby, Harvard University

  *Photo Essay*

  "Shanghai Alleyways" by photographer Jianhua Gong
  Essay by Xiaoneng Yang, Stanford University

  *Readings from Asia*

  Ge Zhaoguang , Dwelling in the Middle of the Country: Reestablishing Histories of "China" [????:????"??"???]
  Abstract by Wennan Liu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

  Wang Qisheng, Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Republican Politics in Social-Cultural Scope [???????????????????]
  Abstract by Bin Ye, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences





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