[KS] The Origins of the Korean Alphabet
kjwn at snu.ac.kr
Fri Aug 30 22:38:34 EDT 2013
Dear List members,
I also didn't know about that.
But I found the microfilm of the Ph. D. article is at Ewha Univ. library.
The origins of the Korean alphabet
저자 : Chung, Kei Won
형태사항 : 1 reel (130 p.) .
Includes bibliographical references.
학위논문사항 : Thesis (박사) - Princeton University
발행국 : New Jersey
언어 : 영어
출판년 : 1938
소장기관 : 이화여자대학교 도서관
I'll try to copy that book and let you know the contents.
Dept. of Linguistics,
Seoul National University
From: King, Ross
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:20 AM
To: Bill Streifer ; Korean Studies Discussion List
Subject: Re: [KS] The Origins of the Korean Alphabet
I was not aware of this dissertation, and it seems to have escaped Gari
Ledyard's attention in his 1966 Berkeley dissertation. It would certainly be
interesting to see; Proquest does not have a pdf copy available for
download. WorldCat lists a 4-page pamphlet by the same author titled "Korea
must be free: historical sketch of Korean Independence Movement from March
1, 1919 to March 1, 1942."
Do any list members have any information about the author and his fate? I
presume the hangul version of his name is 정계원 but does anybody have the
Proquest and WorldCat list the thesis as 1938; Kim Tkhia-khen (Kim
T'ae-hyon) wrote his dissertation on 'Contemporary Korean writing' (with a
section the history of the alphabet) in Russia one year later in 1939.
Professor of Korean and Head of Department
Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
ross.king at ubc.ca
From: Koreanstudies [koreanstudies-bounces at koreanstudies.com] on behalf of
Bill Streifer [photografr7 at yahoo.com]
Sent: August-30-13 9:20 AM
To: koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com
Subject: [KS] The Origins of the Korean Alphabet
I've located 1937 Princeton University Ph.D. Thesis entitled "The Origins of
the Korean Alphabet" by Chung Kei-won. In addition, I found a letter from
the student to the Dean of the College and another letter to the Dean of the
College concerning the student's application for a Ph.D. Is anyone aware of
this thesis, and might it be worth republishing along with the above
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