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· April, 2008

Stories about South Korea from April, 2008

South Korea: Seoul Invaded by “The Ugly Chinese”

One free Korea described the pro-China Olympic torch protesters as invasion by “The Ugly Chinese”.

China and South Korea: Red Guards’ Gong Fu

Red Guard from tecn pointed out that the Olympic torch relay protest became an opportunity for Chinese to show off their Gong Fu. In the comment section, many commentators criticized...

Korean President's Visit to the U.S. and Media

The first summit between America and South Korea since the Korean Presidential Election was held in Washington in April. Current President Lee Myung Bak’s visit to the U.S. attracted the...

Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning

Ampontan noticed the nationalistic rhetorics in Li Yang's crazy English teaching approach.

South Korea: Olympic Torch Relay Protest

R. Elgin from Marmot's Hole blog about the Olympic Torch relay protest in Seoul.

South Korea: Pro Tibet Mobilization

CINA forecasts a pro-Tibet protest during the Olympic Torch relay in Seoul the coming Sunday. According to the blogger, the extreme right to the left and the liberals will have...

Korea: Roh Moo Hyun and Japanese Netizens

The previous Korean President, Roh Moo Hyun, as I wrote a previous post, ‘ Roh Moo Hyun Syndrome (March 30, 2008)’ has become famous even after his retirement due to...

South Korea: 1960 Student Uprising

Matt wrote a historical review about the crackdown of student uprising against the manipulation of presidential election in April 19 in 1960.

Korea: Invincible Samsung Kingdom

Through the three-month investigation into alleged corruption at Samsung, Samsung snuck out of punishment again. Even though the special investigation team was established, and hidden bank accounts and illegal activities...

Hyejin Kim: A praised young novelist among GVO authors

Global Voices celebrates, this month, Hyejin Kim's first anniversary as the GVO Korean Language editor. She is also a celebrated young novelist: her debut book, 'Jia: A Novel of North...

Korea: Rice Crisis in the past and at the present.

Issues related to the rice crisis are appearing everywhere. There have been serious demonstrations against opening the rice market to other countries in Korea. A netizen who participated in demonstrations...

Korea: Another Election and Disputes between those in their 20s and 30-40s.

The general election took place on the 9th of April. The result the absolute victory for the conservative party, the GNP that the current President Lee Myung Bak belongs to....

South Korea: AIDS Discrimination

Michael Solis from Ohmynews! writes about the lack of confidentiality for the treatment of AIDS, in particular for foreigners, in South Korea.

Korea: Drama Kingdom

Korean dramas have been popular outside Korea. There has been a term to refer to this popularity, Hallyu (Korean wave). Pretty girls and neat boys, and their pure love or...

South Korea: How the Dead are Remebered Differently?

Matt discusses about how the dead are remembered and forgotten in South Korea.

South Korea: Economic Policy

James from Two Koreas compared the economic policy of former and present South Korea President Roh and Lee.

Korea: Conflicts between Koreans in their 20s and in their 30-40s

Recently, there has been a series of demonstrations that Korean college students have led against the increase in tuition fees. Presidents of college students’ associations got together and tried to...

Korea and Japan: Korea's Role in WWII

Ampontan referred to a Korean newspapers article titled Were Koreans Oppressors in the War, or its Victims? and carried on the discussion about politics and history writing.

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