[KS] " Chosun, Be Aware! " Ballad of a Shrimp Crushed by Warring Wales

Yoo Kwang-On almakoreana at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 07:12:50 EDT 2012


I am sorry for making British Wales people and Australian New South Wales
people the Warring Whales. My apologies go to peace loving Whales for
making them Rugby playing Wales.

I love them all.

Yoo Kwang-On

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM, <Afostercarter at aol.com> wrote:

> **
>  Dear friends and colleagues:
>
> The omission of a letter H in this subject line might create
> the erroneous impression that a certain principality in
> the British isles, long under the English yoke, is among
> those harbouring aggressive intentions towards Korea.
>
> Perish the thought! The Welsh are a peace-loving nation.
> (Unless you are unwise enough to play rugby against them.)
>
> *Wledydd bychain y byd, yn uno!*
> **
> Cheers,
>
> A Fellow-Celt
>
>
> *Aidan Foster-Carter*
>
> *Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds
> University, UK*****
>
> * *****
>
> *E*: afostercarter at aol.com     afostercarter at yahoo.com   *W*:
> www.aidanfc.net    ****
> *W in Korea:  *
> http://web.archive.org/web/20090202080126/http://aidanfc.net/index.html
>
> _________________
>
>
>
> In a message dated 6/30/2012 19:30:45 GMT Daylight Time,
> almakoreana at gmail.com writes:
>
> Hello All,
>
>
> This ballad became very popular among Korean children soon after Japan's
> surrender(August 15, 1945), Russia's advance to North Korea(August 1945)
> and America's march into the South(September 1945).
>
> The ballad reflects the exact geopolitical situation Korea had been
> facing for centuries.
>
>
>
>                                   "CHOSUN, BE AWARE!"   BALLAD OF A
> SHRIMP CRUSHED BY WARRING WHALES
>
>                                    *   "조*선아 *조*심해라!"   " Chosun, Be
> Aware!* "       *
>
> *            미*국을 *믿*지 말고,    Don't Believe America,
>
> *            소*련에 *속*지 마라!    Don't Be Cheated by Russia!
>
> *            조*선아 *조*심해라,     Chosun, Be Aware,
>
> *            일*본은 *일*어선다!     Japan Will Rise Again!
>
>             *조*선아 *조*심해자,     Chosun, Be Alert,
>
>              *중*국에 *중*화될라!    China May Absorb You!
>
>              ( Last two lines were added later.)
>
>
> A few reasons for it's popularity may have been that, the ballad rhymes
> perfectly in Korean line by line. Also the 3-4, 3-4 pattern matches the
> familiar Korean Sijo(시조) form.
>
>
>
>
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://koreanstudies.com/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreanstudies.com/attachments/20120701/c2a12a69/attachment-0002.html>


More information about the Koreanstudies mailing list