[KS] Petition; "Make U.S. high school curriculums more inclusive of Japanese War Crimes during WW II" (Yoo Kwang-On)

Victoria Ten yoneun at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 06:14:11 EST 2014


Dear Yoo Kwang-On,

If the petition includes the part Koreans played in war crimes committed by
Japanese, as a part of the complex colonizer-colonised relationship, then I
definitely would like to sign the petition!

Victoria Ten
Leiden University


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 6:08 AM, <koreanstudies-request at koreanstudies.com>wrote:

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>       inclusive of Japanese War Crimes during WW II" (Yoo Kwang-On)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Yoo Kwang-On <almakoreana at gmail.com>
> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
> Cc:
> Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:52:27 -0600
> Subject: Re: [KS] Fwd: Petition; "Make U.S. high school curriculums more
> inclusive of Japanese War Crimes during WW II" (Yoo Kwang-On)
> Dear Victoria,
>
> Very good idea, however we have a problem. In order to get this petition
> on the President Obama's desk, we need at least 100,000 signatures by 12am
> USEST on February 18. As of this this writing we still need 92,300 more
> signatures, otherwise this petition won't go anywhere.
>
> Please spread the word to sign the petition here; http://wh.gov/l5BP<http://wh.gov/l5BPA>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Yoo Kwang-On
>


> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Victoria Ten <yoneun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> As we know well, in the concentration camps managed by Japanese in
>> various countries, often Koreans worked as staff - under the guidance of
>> Japanese management, of course - I mean the dirty work is better to perform
>> by the hands of others. This way these crimes against humanity include also
>> anti-Korean element. Should we include this also in the school curriculums?
>>
>> Victoria Ten
>> Leiden University
>> >
>> > On Feb 1, 2014 4:09 AM, <koreanstudies-request at koreanstudies.com>
>> wrote:
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>> >>    1. Petition; "Make U.S. high school curriculums more inclusive
>> >>       of Japanese War Crimes during WW II" (Yoo Kwang-On)
>> >>    2. Re: Teaching on International Summer Schools in South Korea
>> >>       (Otfried Cheong)
>> >>    3. Re: More on 'hangughag' for clarifying the -g & -k problem
>> >>       (Charles Muller)
>> >>    4. Re: Teaching on International Summer Schools in South Korea
>> >>       ("Hilary V. Finchum-Sung")
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: Yoo Kwang-On <almakoreana at gmail.com>
>> >> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
>> >> Cc:
>> >> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:46:34 -0600
>> >> Subject: [KS] Petition; "Make U.S. high school curriculums more
>> inclusive of Japanese War Crimes during WW II"
>> >> I have taken the liberty of including a link to a petition calling for
>> the Obama Administration "to make high school curriculums more inclusive of
>> Japanese War Crimes during WW II" and "should be taught just as rigorously
>> as the horrors of the Holocaust."
>> >>
>> >> http://wh.gov/l5BPA
>> >> If you are interested in signing the petition you can do so either by
>> logging into your account, if you already have an account with the
>> Whitehouse.gov  or by creating an account with them.
>> >>
>> >> You do not need to be a U.S. resident to sign the petition.
>> >>
>> >> Sincerely,
>> >>
>> >> Yoo Kwang-On
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: Otfried Cheong <otfried at airpost.net>
>> >> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
>> >> Cc:
>> >> Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 08:54:33 +0900
>> >> Subject: Re: [KS] Teaching on International Summer Schools in South
>> Korea
>> >> On 01/31/2014 12:46 AM, Robinson, Michael E. wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> There is tremendous competition among SK universities to draw students
>> >>> into their summer schools.  They run them for a mixture of
>> >>> issues….prestige, money, etc.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> University rankings give points for "globalization", such as the
>> percentage of foreign students.   Most Korean universities, since they
>> teach in Korean, have very few foreign students.  By counting the foreign
>> students who participate in the summer program, they improve the number of
>> foreign students they can report a lot.
>> >>
>> >> I once asked our dean of international relations what the point was of
>> having a summer program where we invite faculty from overseas to teach
>> students from overseas, without any involvement of our own students or
>> faculty.  His answer was: "Everybody does it".
>> >>
>> >> Otfried Cheong
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: Charles Muller <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
>> >> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
>> >> Cc:
>> >> Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:37:31 +0900
>> >> Subject: Re: [KS] More on 'hangughag' for clarifying the -g & -k
>> problem
>> >> Sangoak Lee wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> When I wrote the previous email, there were many squares as shown in
>> >>> the original Busan Univ. site. However, they were disappeared on the
>> >>> way of transferring and look like scrambled. Please refer to the
>> >>> original ENGLISH interface:
>> >>>
>> >>>>  http://roman.cs.pusan.ac.kr/input_eng.aspx
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Thanks to Sangoak for this clarification. Perhaps in the future
>> another field for "actual use" of RR conversion might be added to this.
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >>
>> >> Chuck
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> -------------------
>> >>
>> >> A. Charles Muller
>> >>
>> >> University of Tokyo
>> >> Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, Faculty of Letters
>> >> Center for Evolving Humanities
>> >> 7-3-1 Hongō, Bunkyō-ku
>> >> Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
>> >>
>> >> Office: 03-5841-3735
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>> >> http://www.acmuller.net
>> >>
>> >> <acmuller at l.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> >> From: "\"Hilary V. Finchum-Sung\"" <finchumsung at snu.ac.kr>
>> >> To: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
>> >> Cc:
>> >> Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:59:30 +0900
>> >> Subject: Re: [KS] Teaching on International Summer Schools in South
>> Korea
>> >>
>> >> Hi Aidan Foster-Carter and list members,
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> I am faculty at SNU and, for the past three years, have taught as a
>> part of the university's International Summer Institute.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Yes, it is true the function of such summer programs appears to be to
>> boost the ranking of respective universities in the global ranking system.
>> Every summer, students from all over the world participate, and I am
>> positive this serves to boost SNU's international ranking. The summer
>> program for me is refreshing since I get the opportunity to teach students
>> highly proficient in English. While my international students (typically as
>> exchange students) are increasing in number, the number of the academic
>> year international students does not compete with the number of summer
>> program student participants. Add to that, many of these students come to
>> Korea super excited to be here--they are ready to learn and don't think
>> things like, for example, field trips are hokey. The summer program, for
>> most, is a an experience in which they desire to participate. As a teacher,
>> this is very refreshing.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Regarding benefits for faculty coming from abroad, the majority of
>> people who come from abroad to teach in the SNU program (some of whom are
>> on this list) seem to participate because it provides them airfare and
>> accommodation in Korea for a period of time. The teaching time is not
>> demanding (my class is two credits and I only teach 2 mornings a week; 3
>> credit classes require 3x a week) and the pay is really, really good.  If
>> you focus research on Korea, it is a perfect opportunity to do some
>> research as well as make a good bit of money.  From the SNU side, it
>> appears the desire to invite faculty from abroad is perhaps only slightly
>> based on increasing global networks and really concertedly focused on
>> raising the university's global status.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> I will say, however, that the majority of faculty in the SNU summer
>> program appear to be home-based; that is, SNU full-time faculty.  This
>> makes the SNU program a bit different from other summer programs.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> From my own experience, there are no apparent cons.  You may consider
>> teaching during the summer 'break' a con, but other than that, I really
>> don't see any.  Every program is different, but in my experience teaching
>> at SNU and, earlier, at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (외대) I've
>> found teaching summer an enjoyable experience and certainly worth my time.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> 새해 복 많이 받으세요~
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Hilary Finchum-Sung
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Associate Professor
>> >> Department of Korean Music
>> >> College of Music, Seoul National University
>> >> 서울대학교 음악대학 국악과 부교수
>> >> Chair, Collaborative Program in Music Education
>> >> 서울대학교 사범대학 협동과정 음악교육전공주임
>> >> Phone: 02) 880-7989
>> >> Mobile: 010-7633-9653
>> >> web: http://music.snu.ac.kr/
>> >> --------- 원본 메일 ---------
>> >>>
>> >>> 보낸사람 : John Sager <threecups3 at yahoo.com>
>> >>> 받는사람 : Korean Studies Discussion List <
>> koreanstudies at koreanstudies.com>
>> >>> 날짜 : 2014년 1월 30일(목) 09:26:37
>> >>> 제목 : Re: [KS] Teaching on International Summer Schools in South Korea
>> >>> I've only heard good things about KoDae and yonDae. Cheers,
>> >>>
>> >>> John Sager
>> >>> HKPU
>> >>>
>> >>> Sent from my iPhone
>> >>>
>> >>> On Jan 29, 2014, at 6:53 PM, Aidan Foster-Carter <
>> afostercarter at aol.com> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> Dear friends and colleagues,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> The invitation below has just been sent to me.
>> >>>> I imagine others will have received it also.
>> >>>> The breezy directness is quite refreshing, in its way.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> One is tempted to apply. But are there hidden pitfalls?
>> >>>> Can anyone comment from experience?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> As I understand, there are now quite a number of
>> >>>> summer schools of this kind held in South Korea.
>> >>>> Is there a central register of them? Could colleagues kindly
>> >>>> advise on the pros and cons of particular programmes?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> All advice gratefully received, whether to the List or directly.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Happy Seollal to one and all,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Aidan FC
>> >>>>
>> >>>> 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
>> >>>> Skype:  Aidan.Foster.Carter                          Twitter:
>> @fcaidan
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> __________________
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> -----Original Message-----
>> >>>> From: Dep. Vice-President <dvp.international at jbnu.ac.kr>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Sent: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 9:42
>> >>>> Subject: Final Call for Proposals ISS 2014
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Subject: Final Call for Course Proposals, ISS 2014 (Please spread
>> this information to relevant colleagues)
>> >>>> To whom it may concern,
>> >>>> Greetings from Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea. My
>> name is Prof. Kwang Ho Chun, Deputy Vice-President for International
>> Affairs, Chonbuk National University.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I would like to show my sincere gratitude for your application. I am
>> very happy that we have a lot of applications for opening courses for ISS
>> 2014. We already have more than 40 courses applied and I decided to extend
>> it to 60 courses.
>> >>>> Chonbuk National University's International Summer School (ISS)
>> programme invites international students and professors to learn and teach
>> a variety of intensive courses. Over the last few years this programme has
>> continued to gain reputability and as such, we are preparing for a huge
>> expansion in 2014.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> The International Summer School 2014 will run from Monday 30th June
>> to Friday 18th July lasting a total of 3 weeks. Over this period students
>> will be provided with 45 hours of teaching (3 hours per weekday) and 3
>> credits per course.
>> >>>> For this year’s International Summer School, we looked to invite
>> more professors to teach courses relating to Korean studies, East Asian
>> studies, and other regional studies of which professors have expertise.
>> However, since we have many courses applied in the field of regional
>> studies and history, we strongly encourage our lfinal call for course
>> specific experts to apply. Since we have a lot of inquiries for course
>> choice, I apologize that I cannot reply to each one o f you. Also, please
>> make your course title fancy and apply only 1 course. Since many of you are
>> asking multiple choices, but we cannot decide ourself which will fit better.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your
>> colleagues to teach at ISS 2014. We are particularly encouraging young
>> researchers and teachers to join ISS 2014 with their own courses to
>> build-up their teaching careers. All professors and lecturers running
>> courses in 2014 will be provided with $3,000 USD of teaching compensation,
>> economy class round trip airfare and accommodation during their stay at
>> CBNU.
>> >>>> It is our recommendation that courses are kept to be at a moderate
>> level to make them as accessible as possible in order that we are able to
>> introduce the most students to the above fields of study. Each course
>> should have generated enough interest that a minimum of 10 students are
>> enrolled by 19th May, 2014, however if this is not the case we will need to
>> discuss further the feasibility of its running. As soon as the number of
>> students exceeds 10, I will send you a confirmation letter.
>> >>>> It would be greatly appreciated if you could reply your intentions
>> to teach in ISS 2014 by 7th February, 2014. If you would like to teach at
>> ISS 2014, please send me the course title, and a syllabus by the same day.
>> This is our last call for proposals in ISS 2014.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> One last thing, I will introduce the website as soon as the
>> application starts, and I would like you to spread the words to your
>> students. If there are students register for ISS 2014 with professors whose
>> teaching at ISS 2014, we would like to waive the tuition fee. Literally,
>> you can open your own course in our campus with your students.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Thank you.
>> >>>> Yours sincerely,
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Kwang Ho Chun
>> >>>> Deputy Vice-President for International Affairs
>> >>>> Chonbuk National University
>> >>>> Republic of Korea
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>>
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