Stories about South Korea from September, 2006
Robert Neff writes in detail about the history of prostitution in Korea (Chosun), it is one of the oldest profession.
Days in Daechuri reports on the weekend solidarity protest in seoul against the expansion of military base in Pyeongtaek. There were also protests in New York and Los Angeles.
An opinion piece written by Yoo Seung-gi in Ohmynews, talking about the crisis in humanities subjects in Korea education.
Ohmynews Korean version had interview with two U.S Korean War vets who planned to join the anti-U.S military base construction rally on Sunday. Robert Koehler summaries their opinions in Marmot's Hole.
Sewing from Marmot's Hole gives us more background about the South Korea textbook revision. This time it is not about intepretation of history, but about changing traditional gender roles, implicit endorsement of single-child families, and unhealthy focus on the myth of a homogeneous Korean “race”.
Mutant frog writes an elaborated summary on the history wars between China and Korea for the Asian history carnival.
Kim Dang from Ohmynews writes a citizen report on former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung's criticism towards Amercian neo conservatives and Japanese right wing for exploiting the North Korea nurclear issue.
Gusts of popular feeling has two detailed posts with historical photos about the history of foreign visits to Chosun. The first visit record is 1582. The first western missionaries, two French Catholics, came to Korea in 1836. Since 1800s, more conflicts emerged.
Peking Duck blogs a discussion about Korea has been China's territory since ancient time; Bingfeng shows another map saying that China has been Korea's territory since ancient time, the blogger feels that “it's a little silly to bring them to the level of diplomatic dispute”.
Days in Daechuri reports that 22,000 riot police and 450 contracted construction workers and thugs invaded and occupied the villages of Daechuri and Doduri today (Sept 14 13) at dawn and demolished 68 farm houses. The operation is to clear the land for the construction of U.S military base. Ohmynews...
Ohmynews puts up a resarch paper written by Shaun W. Sutton on citizen reporting.
Robert Kaplan, a visiting Professor in National Security at the United States Naval Academy, wrote an article at the Alantic Monthly titled as “When North Korea falls”, and pointed out the likely winner is China. The articles has stirred up some discussion among some bloggers. Richardson from the Korea Liberator...
Dram_man in The Marmot's Hole writes a round-up of pro and anti UK KOR FTA talks.
Francis from interlocals.net writes an analyical piece on the implication of U.S-Korea handover of wartime operation command: The real issue here is not really about sovereign right of military command, but the subtly and deeply changing role and strategy of the ROK-US military alliance with very strong regional implications. Not...
GI Korea blogs about the protest organized by the conservatives against Roh government on September 2. They urged the government to postpone the transfer of wartime operational control and revision of the private school law. The blogger thinks ” it was a real shock to many that America would be...
Joshua in Korea Liberator tells people how to break the blockade and access to alternative information to North Korea.