My perception of history has been transformed to a high degree. When I was in my teen age, history was nothing but a subject needing memorizing. Yet, it was totally wrong. I realized that hisotry is not a subject memorizing but understanding. Although I tend to have historical narrative of Korean side, I came to understand other parties' arguements. The more I learn about others, the more I become neutral on the subject. The more I become neutral, the more I feel I turn into a traitor to my country (extremely speaking). That's why it is hard to express my own opinions about those subjects. I am also afraid of articulating something historical only based on my education in Korea. Although I really want to understand history from all angles, what's the goal or purpose of doing that? toward the end of semester, I hope I know the answer. when I read "Fake Korean Maps Rile Chinese",(Bloggers mistakenly atttribute ultranationalist views to textbooks)
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=342952&rel_no=1 I could not help laughing.