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

Yoo Kwang-On almakoreana at gmail.com
Fri Feb 7 16:07:06 EST 2014


Dear Victoria,

As petitions to the White House are limited to 850 words or less, the
petitioners must be as concise as possible and work within these parameters.

This particular petition only call for;

"  - - - There is a strong focus in our schools on war crimes. However, we
seldom mention or merely scratch the surface of the atrocities by Japan in
WWII. The Japanese have committed countless acts of inhumane treatment in
WWII. Enforced sex slavery (“comfort women”) and abusive biochemical
testing on civilians and soldiers alike in Unit 731 should be taught just
as rigorously as the horrors of the Holocaust.

We need to educate the youth of America on all the historical facts of
WWII, including those of the Japanese human rights violations, so that
these same violations of human rights are not repeated."

If you are still interested in signing this petition, please open this link
please; http://wh.gov/l5BPA

Regards,

Yoo Kwang-On


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 5:14 AM, Victoria Ten <yoneun at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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>>    1. Re: Fwd: Petition; "Make U.S. high school curriculums more
>>       inclusive of Japanese War Crimes during WW II" (Yoo Kwang-On)
>>       (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
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>>> >> <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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