[KS] Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 108, Issue 27
sang oak lee
sangoak2 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 20:31:36 EDT 2012
As a Humboldt Fellow, I, Sang-Oak Lee/em. Seoul National University
stayed a summer in Bochum in 1986. According to Prof. Sasse's writing
it was just two years before establishing a full professorship in
Korean Studies at Ruhr U. Bochum. He hosted a lunch for me as a great
sponsor to the Korean studies with the regular chair for the Far-East.
I enjoyed his hospitality and feel sad about hearing his passing-away.
Sang-Oak Lee at Haeundae
p.s. a correction to Humbold't'
2012/6/27, sang oak lee <sangoak2 at gmail.com>:
> As a Humbold Fellow, I, Sang-Oak Lee/em. Seoul National University
> stayed a summer in Bochum in 1986. According to Prof. Sasse's writing
> it was just two years before establishing a full professorship in
> Korean Studies at Ruhr U. Bochum. He hosted a lunch for me as a great
> sponsor to the Korean studies with the regular chair for the Far-East.
> I enjoyed his hospitality and feel sad about hearing his passing-away.
> Sang-Oak Lee at Haeundae
> 2012/6/27, koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws
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>> 1. Prof. Bruno Lewin ? (Werner Sasse)
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>> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:33:49 +0000
>> From: Werner Sasse <werner_sasse at hotmail.com>
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>> Subject: [KS] Prof. Bruno Lewin ?
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>> Professor Bruno Lewin, one of the founding members of AKSE and the father
>> Korean Studies in Germany, passed away on the 18th of June at the age of
>> years.Prof. Lewin had studied Russian and Japanese literatures and later
>> devoted his energy to Japanese language and literature studies as well as
>> Korean studies. During a research trip to Japan in his early years, when
>> most people (incl. academics) still believed that Korea was only the
>> backyard of Japan, he took a boat to Busan and hiked to Gyeongju. Having
>> realized that Korea's, in those days underestimated, culture was an
>> important voice in the East Asian orchestra, he wrote a number of
>> groundbreaking books and articles about Korean language and history, as
>> as about the role of Korea for the cultural development of Japan.When he
>> became founding professor for the East Asia Dept. of the newly
>> Ruhr U. at Bochum, he added Korean Studies to the curriculum.Profs
>> Eikemeier/em. Tuebingen, Sasse/em. Hamburg, Dormels/Vienna, Huwe/Bonn,
>> Haftmann/EUFH Br?hl, Kneider/HUFS Seoul, lecturer Hoppmann/Bochum, are
>> his students, and I cannot add here the long list of Japanese Studies
>> scholars in Germany who also were trained by Prof. Lewin. When the
>> offered to honor his achievements in research on Korean culture by adding
>> Korean Studies to the official title of his chair, which was "Japanese
>> Language and Literature", he turned the offer down in order not to stand
>> the way of establishing a full professorship in Korean Studies at Ruhr U.
>> Bochum, which happened in 1988.A great scholar he was indeed, but maybe
>> important was that he was a shining example of how a scholar should also
>> a model combining serious scholarship, a deep humanity, and humor. His
>> students can never forget his personal and academic
>> Sasse P.S. For those of you who had the chance to enjoy the hospitality
>> his private home or otherwise met with his wonderful wife, here is her
>> current address:Elisen-Seniorenstift, Hofstra?e 3, 70723 Hilden/Germany
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> 이상억 Sang-Oak Lee/www.sangoak.com
> Prof. Emeritus, Dep't of Korean
> College of Humanities, Seoul Nat'l Univ.
> Seoul 151-745, Korea
이상억 Sang-Oak Lee/www.sangoak.com
Prof. Emeritus, Dep't of Korean
College of Humanities, Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Seoul 151-745, Korea
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