[KS] More about George Ewing Ogle: Ogle Memoirs

Henry Em henryem at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 11:19:06 EST 2012

In addition to George and Dorothy Ogle, there were other missionaries who
played important roles in the democracy / human rights struggles. List
members might take a look at:

*More Than Witnesses*, edited by Jim Stentzel, Henry Em, et al. Originally
published in Seoul by the Korea Democracy Foundation (2006), and then
republished in the U.S. by Nightengale Press, 2008. The 2008 publication
can be purchased through Amazon.com

from chapter 1, by George Ogle:
"It was December 1974 – more than 20 years after I arrived in Korea as a
Methodist missionary – when things came to a head... The U.S. Embassy in
Seoul passed on to me a message from the foreign minister of south Korea:
apologize for the “errors” of my way, and state my intention regarding
future work in Korea."

Other contributors in this volume include Faye Moon, wife of Stephen Moon
(Mun Tong-hwan, younger brother of Mun Ik-hwan), and twelve other members
of the Monday Night Group.

After George Ogle, the Inch'on Urban Industrial Mission was led by Rev. Cho
Wha Soon [Cho Hwa-sun]. Rev. Cho Wha Soon was truly at the center of
struggles to organize democratic unions in the 1970s. Based on extended
interviews conducted by Lee Sun Ai and Noh Ock-shin (my mother-in-law), Rev
Cho Wha Soon's recollections are available in: *Let the Weak Be Strong: A
Woman's Struggle for Justice*.


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM, <koreanstudies-request at koreaweb.ws> wrote:
> Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:22:27 -0500
> From: Frank Joseph Shulman <fshulman at umd.edu>
> OGLE, George Ewing  (1929- ).
> Labor Unions in Rapid Economic Development: Case of the Republic of Korea
in the 1960s.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  University of Wisconsin at Madison
[United States], 1973 (Ph.D. in Industrial Relations).  Chairperson-Major
Adviser: Everett M. Kassalow.  vi, 416, 1p.  DAI [Annotated in Dissertation
Abstracts International] 34, no.10 (Apr. 1974): 6213-A; UMI (Ann Arbor,
Michigan) Order Number 74-3539.
> Ogle traced the development of South Korea's labor unions up to 1961,
examined their organization and activities on both the local and national
levels throughout the 1960s, and studied the economic, political and
cultural environments within which they operated. Part of his dissertation
focused on the "interaction between the unions and the economic development
process", "the impact of the elite's politics on the labor movement", and
the "forms within which tradition operated" as Korea industrialized. One of
Ogle's major conclusions was that Korea's economic planners and
industrialists tried to "control" the unions not because the unions exerted
considerable influence over the economy but because they wished to prevent
them from "pushing wages beyond a point which they considered economically
desirable". Before completing this dissertation, Ogle earned a B.A. (1951)
at Maryville College, a B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) (1954) at Duke
University, and an M.S. (1966) at the University of Wisconsin, and served
as a United Methodist missionary in South Korea (1954-1974), particularly
among industrial workers in Inch'?n (Incheon).
> Table of Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Historical Background. 3.
Organized Labor. 4. Economic Development. 5. Politics of the Modernizers.
6. Social and Ethical Forces from the Past. 7. Summary and Conclusions. 34
tables. Appendices [A-D]: pp.304-404. Bibliography: pp.405-16.
> Related Master's thesis: "Development of the Korean Labor Movement", by
George E. Ogle. M.S. in Industrial Relations, University of Wisconsin at
Madison, 1966. 114p.
> Note: Ogle is also the author of a study on labor and political dissent
entitled South Korea: Dissent within the Economic Miracle (London and
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Zed Books; Washington, D.C.: International Labor
Rights Education and Research Fund, 1990. xv, 189p.); and an account of his
ministry to Korean workers, Liberty to the Captives: The Struggle against
Oppression in South Korea (Atlanta, Ga.: John Knox Press, 1977. 188p.),
which he wrote after the government deported him for speaking out against
the imprisonment of eight men who were accused of having communist ties.
> SOURCE: "A Century of Doctoral Dissertations on Korea, 1903-2004: An
Annotated Bibliography of Studies in Western Languages", Compiled,
Annotated and Edited by Frank Joseph Shulman. Five volumes. Forthcoming
> Frank Joseph Shulman
> Bibliographer, Editor and Consultant for Reference Publications in Asian
> 9225 Limestone Place
> College Park, Maryland 20740-3943 (U.S.A.)
> E-mail: fshulman at umd.edu
> End of Koreanstudies Digest, Vol 105, Issue 1
> *********************************************

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