[KS] Re: Japanese Colonization Period
choeyh at hawaii.edu
Tue Sep 5 00:02:57 EDT 2000
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"P'aerOdaim" has become a very popular vocabulary in South Korea now, so much so that even politicians use it widely--sometimes incorrectly.
At 02:09 PM 9/4/2000 -1000, you wrote:
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>"Han'guk hyOndaesa Ui saeroun p'aerOdaim."
>I could be wrong, but "p'aerOdaim" is quite a leap from being "paradigm."
>Why does this "have" to be? Is scholarship taken to the extreme?
>Would like to hear comments about this strange phenomenon. English to
>Korean using English and then giving the Koreanized English term back into
>English. It drives me mad, especially when translating from Korean to
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>From: "Yong-ho Choe" <choeyh at hawaii.edu>
>To: <korean-studies at iic.edu>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 7:35 AM
>Subject: Re: Japanese Colonization Period
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>> For a more positive assessment of Korean economy under the Japanese
>colonial rule, see an article by Professor An PyOng-jik of Seoul National
>University, who debates Professor Shin Yong-ha in <<Ch'angjak kwa
>pip'yOng>>, No. 98 (Winter 1997). Professor An's article is "Han'guk
>hyOndaesa Ui saeroun p'aerOdaim." He probably has other works written
>before and after this article. Formerly, he was very critical of the
>economic conditions under the Japanese rule, but sometime in the 1990s, he
>had a sharp turn in his view and wishes to recognize the Japanese colonial
>rule as having contributed significantly to the growth of capitalism in
>> At 04:48 PM 9/3/2000 -1000, you wrote:
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>> >Thanks for all the responses to my inquiry. I am
>> >interested in reading colonial histories in Korean
>> >mainly because I want to see how Koreans view their
>> >own history. Also, American historians seem to me to
>> >be very influenced by De-constructionism. I, too
>> >favor this method, but I don't necessarily think it is
>> >the best way, or the only available one for writing a
>> >good history.
>> >I see how emotional Koreans get when colonial history
>> >is brought up. Worse is the reaction if you say that
>> >not all Koreans were victims of the Japanese. It
>> >reminds me of talking to Americans about racism.
>> >Americans consider it one of the biggest problems
>> >facing America, and yet in my history class it was
>> >never mentioned. So, I think the curious thing about
>> >emotional historical issues is maybe not what they are
>> >saying about it, but what they are not saying about
>> >Carlon Haas
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Yong-ho Choe, Professor
Department of History
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: 808 956-6762
Fax: 808 956-9600
E-mail: choeyh at hawaii.edu
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