[KS] 답장: mistakes on the Korean musical terms appeared in the glossary of the JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance
yonokchang at ymail.com
Wed Apr 20 02:00:28 EDT 2011
I appreciate your comments. And thank you for your time to sharing and giving
With many thanks,
보낸 사람: Hilary V. Finchum-Sung <finchumsung at snu.ac.kr>
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보낸 시간: 2011년 4월 19일 (화), 10:38:32 PM
제목: Re: [KS] mistakes on the Korean musical terms appeared in the glossary of
the JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance
Dear Yeonok Jang (and others interested on the list):
I appreciate the call for attention on the JVC series. It certainly has issues,
and this is the first time I've seen a comment about the series on the list.
It's been known for a while that the poor production quality and innaccurate
descriptions included with the videos/DVDs of the JVC series make the entire
series fairly worthless for any real use in the classroom. It's not only the
Korean music/performance section (which is tiny in comparison with other
sections--which is a good thing, in this case) with serious problems but other
sections and, I dare say, entire volumes. In addition to my own disappointment
in the series, I've read negative reviews by scholars who are experts in
African, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern (etc) music. These reviews are all
connected by the understanding that the series is sloppy, poorly researched, and
shamefully promoted as a good resource for those interested in learning
something about other musical cultures. The poor translations and inaccurate
labels and descriptions are a problem across this board, in all volumes of the
series. The greatest shame is the aggressive marketing of the JVC series to
academic institutions, and the over-the-top pricing of the series might create a
foolish assumption that the series is of some value.
I would not waste my time trying to amend the JVC series translations and
descriptions. Rather than fix something that is broken beyond repair (and widely
recognized as a poorly executed project), it might be of value to consider
garnering funding to create an entirely new series (in this case, speaking of
Korea) recorded, researched, and written by those who really know their stuff
and made accessible to individuals both inside and outside of Korea.
Dept of Korean Music
Seoul National University
--- Original Message ---
>From : "장연옥"<yonokchang at ymail.com>
>To : "Korean Studies Discussion List"<koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>Date : 2011/04/19 화요일 오후 4:21:17
>Subject : [KS] mistakes on the Korean musical terms appeared in the glossary of
>the JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance
>Dear Members in the list,
>Has it discussed before/Or has someone pointed this out previously that there
>are abundant mistakes (and mis-translations) on Korean musical terms appeared in
>the glossary of the JVC Video Anthology of World Music and Dance? I hope this
>will attract enough attention from experts in the field of Korean music.
>Seoul Institute of the Arts
>Dept. of Korean Music
보낸 사람: CedarBough T. Saeji <umyang at gmail.com>
>받는 사람: Korean Studies Discussion List <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>보낸 시간: 2011년 4월 18일 (월), 10:30:22 AM
>제목: Re: [KS] REMINDER - Application Deadline: April 27, 2011 - SSRC Korean
>Studies Dissertation Workshop
>Am I the only one who thinks that the timing on these workshops could be better?
>It seems that summer vacation is a good time to be doing fieldwork and most
>people file right before the start of the summer; so either the workshop
>interferes with fieldwork or it comes too late (perhaps not for students who
>plan to take more than one academic year to write). I know people who've really
>gotten a lot out of the workshop but for those of us who do fieldwork/research
>in Korea it's impossible/impractical in the fieldwork year and too late the
>following year. Of course mid-academic year would make it hard for anyone with a
>teaching load to participate. I only wish that such a workshop could be during
>the academic year to really facilitate the writing of the dissertation!
>On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Korean Studies <korea at ssrc.org> wrote:
>The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased
>to announce the fourth annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop.
>>When: July 6-10, 2011
>>Where: Pacific Grove, CA - Asilomar Conference Center
>>Application Deadline: April 27, 2011
>>The Social Science Research Council Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks
>>to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged
>>in research on Korea. The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for
>>participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress.
>>Individual students will lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty
>>and peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on
>>improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. This year’s mentor
>>faculty include Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
>>Suk-young Kim (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Jun Yoo (University
>>of Hawaii at Manoa). An additional mentor will be drawn from the sociology or
>>political science fields.
>>. Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are
>>enrolled at US or Canadian institutions are eligible.
>>. Participants may be in any social science or humanities field.
>>. Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus but cannot have
>>completed writing for final submission.
>>. Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not
>>major Korean Studies institutions.
>>For the application and more information, please visit us on the web at
>>Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
>>Social Science Research Council
>>One Pierrepont Plaza, 15th Floor
>>Brooklyn, NY 11201
>>Email: korea at ssrc.org
>Ph.D. Candidate in UCLA's program in Culture and Performance
>Address till 08/2011: 서울특별시 용산구 이태원2동 215-31번지 3충 (우) 140-867 Republic of Korea
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Department of Korean Music
College of Music
Seoul National University
Email: finchumsung at snu.ac.kr
Phone: 02) 880-7989
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