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6.10.07

Symposium on "The Life of Dokdo Guardian An Yong-bok"

The following is a translation of a Daejeon Ilbo news article entitled, "The Life of Dokdo Guardian An Yong-bok":
"The Life of Dokdo Guardian An Yong-bok"

Academic Symposium at Chungnam University

An academic symposium on the activities of An Yong-bok in Japan and Korea will be held in the Professor Conference Room of the College of Humanities at Chungnam University at 5 p.m. on the 5th. Chungnam University Professor Gwon O-yeop, Paichai University Professor Gwon Jeong, and Korea Defense University Professor Kim Byeong-ryeol will be among those attending.

In particular, professor and distinguished scholar Seichu Naito is scheduled to give a presentation on the life of An Yong-bok in Japanese documents, which is generating interest in academic circles.

Chungnam University Professor Gwon O-yeop stressed, "Setting the record straight on the life of An Yong-bok is one issue that clarifies that Dokdo is our land." He added, "I hope more people become interested in the importance of Dokdo."
By the way, Seichu Naito is a Japanese scholar who said, "Korea's position on the Dokdo issue seems reasonable," and HERE are some other things he said, all of which seem to support the Korean claim.

I do not know understand why Korea bothers to have "academic" symposiums on Dokdo if the only scholars they invite are the ones who support their claims. I do not call that an academic symposium; I call it a "pep rally."

2 comments:

  1. That's true, the "symposium" seems to be talking of friends, not a discussion. How one can call it a symposium without inviting scholars who have different opinions?

    These kinds of symposium may have been held in the Nazis Germany or military Japan in the 1940's. It may have been held in order to embellish the story favored for Korea.

    But this may show how Korean scholars are worried about the inconsistencies of what Korean government and Korean scholars have insisted. So the end may be near....

    BTW, Naitoh Seichu is a Japanese but a famous spokesman for the Korean government. Actually what he wrote in his book is almost similar to what toadface has insisted.

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  2. There are many leftist academics, who only want to bash Japan, in Japanese Educational system. Professor emeritus Natito is a pro-Korean but he basically claims that the sovereigny over the island should go to Korean mainly because Japanese had "abandoned" Takeshima/Liancourt. He even think Ahn's testimony that he met Japanese on Matsushima was not true. There are many points that even Naito disagrees with Korean historian. I hope at least Naito would try to correct many silly claims by Korean academics. It is really weird to see Korean always have to rely on Japanese to claim their theory's rightfulness.

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