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History, Language and Culture in Korea

History, Language and Culture in Korea: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE), compiled by Youngsook Pak and Jaehoon Yeonm consists of facsimile copies of papers presented at AKSE’s twentieth conference in London (4-8 April, 2001).

The texts presented are in English, Korean and French and include papers in pre-Modern and Modern History, Religion and Thought, Literature and Language, Anthropology and Modern Korea, where these have been supplied in their final form. The book consists of facsimile copies of papers presented at the 20th Conference of the Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE).

AKSE has its twentieth conference in London (4-8 April, 2001). At the start of a new millennium, there is a growing awareness of the importance of Korean studies and an increasing number of scholars in this field worldwide.

Without the sound foundation laid by distinguished senior scholars in the West and their training of younger generation of scholars, the situation of Korean studies today would have taken a different course. Students who embark on this study must begin by mastering Korean and other East Asian languages, essential and fundamental tools for in-depth research. The quality of scholarship in Korean studies throughout the world is evident in the papers gathered here.

Students of Korean studies, we believe, will welcome any publication that is the result of serious scholarly enquiry and research. With this thought in mind, I have long felt that it is necessary to assemble and publish such significant studies no matter how diverse their topics. At many conferences nowadays, it has become possible and common practice to publish papers submitted in advance of the conference itself, with considerable benefits for all concerned. Following my request for advance copies of papers with full text and footnotes, I am very grateful for the generous response of participants, who have sent their papers in English, Korean and French, among the languages spoken and used by the members of AKSE as a whole. They include papers in pre-Modern and Modern History, Religion and Thought,  Literature and Language,  Anthropology and Modern Korea, where these have been supplied in their final form.

AKSE is most grateful to Korea Research Foundation, without whose generous support continued over many years, this series of scholarly gatherings in Europe would not have been possible.

Finally, I am grateful to the Publisher, Sajid Rizvi of Saffron Books, for his generous offer to print these pre-Conference proceedings at very short notice.

Youngsook Pak
Secretary, AKSE
Chairman, Centre for Korean Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
University of London
March, 2001

Preface • 9
Contributors • 11
Section 1 • History • 13
Alexander V Solovyov • Biographies in Samguk Sagi. Literature vs History? • 15
Grace E Koh • History or Literature? A study on the subject genre of the Samguk yusa • 21
Hugh Kang • The historiography of the King Kwanggaet’o Stele • 28
Mi-Hee Jeon  • The local people’s status system and the Bone-Rank (kolp’um) system in the United Silla • 43
Song-mu LEE • On the family lineage and the School of Yi Yik (1681-1763 ), a Silhak Scholar  • 52
JaHyun Kim Haboush • ‘Dream Journey: Post-war literary discourse in 17th century Korea’ • 65
Victoria Pak • Kyuwon Sahwa as a source for the study of Korean history • 85
Jin-Mieung Li (Jin-Myong Yi) • The discovery of Korea by Western navigators from 1787 to 1859 and its consequences on the geographical names, ‘Sea of Japan’ for ‘East Sea’, ‘Liancourt Rocks’ for ‘Tok-do’ • 93
Anders Karlsson • Chônggamnok and the ideology of the Hong Kyôngnae Rebellion • 104
Michael Finch • A Korean view of Chosôn’s international position on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War in 1894: A study on Min Yông-hwan’s policy essay, Ch’ônilch’aek (One policy out of a thousand) • 116
Serguei O Kourbanov • Elements of bourgeois-democratic revolution in the 1919 independence movement in Korea • 123
Donald N Clark • Jim Hausman, Soldier of Freedom • 130

Section 2 • Religion • 155
JÖrg Plassen  • Denial and affirmation in Wônhyo’s exegesis • 157
Yannick Bruneton • Le traitement des moines nommés dans le Koryôsa • 169
Sem Vermeersch • The relation between Geomancy and Buddhism in Koryô: pibo sasang reconsidered • 186
Tonino Puggioni • A Koryô Court Lady in 14th century Yuan China—Empress Ki and her role in the promotion of Buddhism • 199
Tong-shin Nam • A study on the Buddhist Tendencies in the late Chosôn dynasty and the formation of ‘Sang-bôb-myol-ui-gyong’ • 216
Mark Setton • Is there a Post-Neo-Confucianism? Chông Yagyong, Itô Jinsai, and the unravelling of li-ch’i metaphysics • 226
Snjezana Zoric • The ecotopic thinking and intercultural turn in Korean philosophy • 239
Section 3 • Linguistics and Literature • 261
Jaemog Song • A comparative study of Korean and Mongolian conjugational suffixes • 263
L A Tyan • A comparative instrumental analysis of the phonetic characteristics of the vowels in the Yukchin dialect of Soviet Korean (Kore Mar) • 278
Ho-min Sohn • Evolvement of interactive sentence enders in Korean • 282
Joonseo Lim • Chosa saengnyak kwa kujo kisul (Particle deletion and syntactic description) • 295
Romuald Huszcza • Some typological aspects of the Korean predicative inflection • 312
Lyudmila Kim • Study of linguistic peculiarities of the Primorskii Krai toponyms in the Far East • 323
Hyang-keun Song • A method of teaching Korean through language learning in tandem • 329
Daehaeng Kim • On the relation of Tears and Laughter in Korean literature • 337
Yoon-shik Kim • An essay on T’ongil munhaksarul wihan shiron (Unified Literary History) • 343
Halina Ogarek-Czoj • Traumatic experiences of the Korean War and the Vietnam War as reflected in Ahn Jung-Hyo’s novels, ‘Silver Stallion’ and ‘White Badge’ • 350
Ji-moon Suh • A land covered with sores: Poets of the Korean War weeping over their fatherland • 360
Helga Picht • The trauma of Korean War, reflected in North and South Korean Literature (Comparison of Ri Ki-yong’s ‘Soil’ and Pak Kyong-ni’s ‘Market and War’) • 371

Section 4 • Anthropology and Modern Korea • 385
Antonetta Lucia Bruno: Variety of registers in KUT: The relationship of the formal and informal parts of ritual as seen in the use of language • 387
Eunsil Yim • La construction de l’identité des Coréens au Kazakhstan • 394
Yuri Nakagawa • The structural change of the jip in a Korean village • 400
Antti LeppÄnen • Neighbourhood businesses and the neighbourhood moral economy: Can the neighbourhood business afford to be moral, or can they afford to be capitalist? • 407
Sea Ling Cheng • Helping ‘Others’: Korean activists’ response to the trafficking of foreign ‘entertainers’ into US military camp towns in Korea • 416
Judith Cherry • The causes of the 1997 crisis: The Korean perspective • 426


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