On 16th, LA. Dr Hong Beom Rhee the author of “Asian Millenarianism” gave a speech.
According to the article,
한국인은 미개해서 고대에는 중국의 속국으로 근대에는 일본의 식민지가 됐다\”는 일반적인 역사인식을 깨트리며 \”일본과 중국을 만든 민족은 바로 한국인이며, 고대 한국 문명이 아시아 문명의 모체가 됐다\
Contrasted with the common historical knowledge, which “Koreans were uncivilized and Korea used to be a vassal state of China and a colony of Japan”, “it was Koreans created Japan and China, and ancient Korean civilization was the origin of Asian civilizations”.
“韓国人は未開で古代には中国の属国で近代には日本の植民地になった”という一般的な歴史認識を破って “日本と中国を作った民族はまさに韓国人であり, 古代韓国文明がアジア文明の母体となった”
I’d really like to see the logic and proof to back up his theory.
From what I know, people living in the Korean peninsula spoke different languages and had different customs around 6th century. I wonder which people he’s talking about.
And he forgets about Mongols. Korea used to be under severe control from Mongols; worse than a vassal state. And his claim is based on “Korean Pure Blood” myth (and of course the “Dangun” myth). But, the fact is, Koreans today are pretty mongolianized…
Well, pretty soon, he’s gonna start saying Korean have 10000 years of history or whatever.
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Japan PM: NKorea can’t ‘survive’ as independent, nuclear state
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has warned that North Korea must renounce its nuclear weapons program if the Stalinist nation wants to “survive” as an independent state.
“Well, as an independent country, if it, North Korea, wishes to survive, then I think they need to give up their nuclear weapons and at the same time will think of their economic independence,” he said through an interpreter.
“And economically, since they have a regime that is totally different from our free regime and I don’t think you can call that an independent country, and the way they are, their country will sort of taper off and perhaps at the end of the day will disappear.”
Japan’s Prime Minister Fukuda Warns of Chinese Military Buildup
Fukuda said North Korea would have difficulty surviving as an independent country unless it gives up nuclear weapons and frees its economy.
“I don’t think they can really become truly independent with their current stance as a very closed, hermit country. The people will be very unhappy, miserable,” Fukuda said. “The way they are, their country will sort of taper off and perhaps at the end of the day will disappear.”
On March 16, 1885
In my view, China and Korea cannot survive as independent nations with the onslaught of modern civilization to the East if they keep the way they are. There is no doubt that ruins and divisions of countries are inevitable unless noble men of reform appear in these two countries and manage to reform the countries from top to down just like the Meiji Restoration. It is because locking self up in a closed room and shutting the air flow avoiding the wave of modern civilization, will only suffocate themselves.
Today’s North Korea is surprisingly similar to the pre-Japan era of Chosun Korea(Joseon Dynasty) in many ways…
This time, Japan will try to avoid being involved in Korea, so eventually, in the future, N Korea might be absorbed into Chinese empire again. Of course it could be S Korea, who knows. I really hope S Korea will absorb N Korea in the future. But the problem is that South Koreans today don’t like the idea of reunification.
about Kim cult at DPRK Studies
about Korea’s Sinocentrism/사대주의(事大主義)/Flunkeyism
about not wanting the reunification at DPRK Studies
I seriously wanted to avoid this stupid topic, however I felt I was obligated to bring this one up. I’ve mentioned about the mistake of the comfort women photo exhibition before. But, please forgive me to point this latest incident.
Yesterday, a Korean newspaper The Kukmin Daily released an article about ROK goverment’s “The comfort women photo exhibition”.
The exhibition’s or ROK government’s intention was to let people around the world to know about evil Jap’s wrong doings in the past such as “Comfort Women“. However, as I been saying all along, even Koreans themselves don’t know a thing about “Comfort Women“. They don’t even know a thing about Korean “Comfort Women” for the UN(American soldiers) during the Korean war. A Korean professor once said “Comfort Women” meant literally “prostitutes”. Then guess what happen. [pic] He was accused of betrayal and threaten to get fired, and received death thread. Certain truth cannot be told in South Korea.
The article is actually accusing this Korean ignorance on “Comfort Women” because the pictures labeled as “Comfort Women” shown at the exhibition had, in fact, NOTHING TO DO WITH “Comfort Women“, and they couldn’t even differentiate 挺身隊 and 慰安婦. South Korean government has spent billions of won on this and the results are this stupid mistakes full of exhibition and the photo book. Even though the most pictures were taken away from the exhibition, the photo book is out there and it is too late. This kind of misunderstanding or ignorance sparked recent years of the “Comfort Women” hysteria.
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Koreans are known to claim [fill in this blank] originates from Korea. And that’s pissing some off, and some laugh at Koreans.
This is the one thing, among many, I want to find out why and where this tendency came from. I’m just curious. I suspect that the uri nara manse syndrome just went too far.
Here is the latest example.
China:Korean professor under catcalls from Global Voices
On 31st, October, several Chinese portal websites released the news: the Korean professor Zheng Zaishu in Ehwa University suggested that, contrasted with the common sense, the Chinese mythology mainly originated from Korea. His theory was based on the fact that many gods mentioned in Chinese mythology Legends of Mountains and Seas could be found in Goguryeo frescos.
Korea is truly interesting. “uri nara manse syndrome“, “blood obsession“, “origin obsession”, Hwabyeong, generosity toward lies, etc etc
Korean invented Chinese characters?
Taekwondo is a ripp off, but we don’t remember that
Another Sushi fraud. Tilapia
I wanted to know “the soul of Korea” but I could not find a book about it.
Instead, I read Bushido: The Soul of Japan and The Chrysanthemum and the Sword just because… it was on the shelf.
Bushido: The Soul of Japan at Amazon.com.
Bushido: The Soul of Japan from Wikipedia.
Great book. They explain a lot of things about Japanese. A “samurai’s word” is not merely unbreakable; it is factual. … A samurai’s word can never be false. From what I observe, Japanese hate liars even today.
You ask “Not all Japanese were samurai right?” Well, if you read, you’ll know the answer. But let me give you an example. At the end of Edo period, those who fought to protect old-Tokugawa regime (Shinsengumi) were, in fact, sons of farmers. They were also masters of Kendo. They were the last of true samurais.
Anyway, the reason why I wanted to learn about the soul of Korea is that Koreans do lie often. Well, according to Chosun Ilbo[* or “country of liars“], perjury in a Korean court is 671 times higher than it is in Japan. The author of “Korea and Her Neighbours”, Isabella L. Bird Bishop described Korea as “country of rumors”. But, don’t get me wrong. Please. Who said lying is a sin? It could be just a culture or figure of speech. The roots of Korean spirits or soul must be found in Sinocentrism or Confucianism.
If you know a good book about Korean soul and its roots? Please let me know! (English book is preferred) Thanks.
I just found “Taekwondo: The Spirit of Korea” but, the creator of Taekwondo already confessed that he learned everything from Karate. see “Taekwondo is a ripp off, but we don’t remember that”
I mean Koreans literally do not have a concept of irony/sarcasm. Thus, there are no words for them in Korean.
Be aware when you talk with Koreans or else you might find yourself in deep shit.;-)
That’s all for today.
Some dictionary translates irony into Korean words such as “비꼬기”, “풍자한다” or “비아냥거리는”, but its meaning sounds different… Those are more like “teasing” or “harmless form of bullying” or “Jeer”..
South Korean people love to think famous people as Koreans. It’s like he/she must be a Korean if she/he archives something. It’s true there ARE many famous Korean descents in Japan such as Rikidozan, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Akiko Wada. However….
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