Tuesday, February 05, 2008

South, North Scholars Making Historical Dictionary

There is an interesting attempt between South and North Korea. They are making history dictionary together!!
There should be problems and conflicts too. That is because they perceive some people more important than others. For example, as we learned in the class, North Korean people value the warriors more whereas South Korean people value scholarly figures more. (These are shown in the stamps of North Korea and bills of South Korea).
1919 is a good point to end on since it ends before disputed figures such as Kim Il Sung really start to take active roles in Korean history.
Going back even further, Tangun is another problem since North says they found his bones. Can "myth" go into a "historical" dictionary? Is Kija counted or not? This would not really work well if you are trying to give the impression that Korean culture is ancient and unique...

Here is the link of the article:)

Source: Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
Address : http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200802/200802040007.html
Date Visited: Mon Feb 04 2008 07:09:59 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

1 comment:

Justin-B형 said...

So I wonder how they will address the Korean War? Maybe as a Korean Civil War? Or a War or aggression?

I also wonder if the "dictionary" will be available in English,Chinese or Japanese?

anyway good find! ^o^