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Facts and Fallacies – Geography

1. The False Claim that China Invented Metal Printing Type Examples of Distortions Japan: The Yi Dynasty became a tributary state of Ming. (High School, Detailed World History, Yamakawa Publishers, 1994.)  China: In 1948, the Republic of Korea was established in the southern part of the Joseon Peninsula. (Junior High School, World Geography (1), 1993.)  [...]

Facts and Fallacies – Culture

1. Disparagement of the Originality of Hangeul Examples of Distortions China: Many scholars worked together to create the 28 vowels and consonants by studying the Korean language and the combining it with the Chinese Language.(Junior High School, World History (1), Peoples Education Press, 1993.)  US: The Korean alphabet was created by borrowing from Chinese characters… [...]

Facts and Fallacies – Politics and Economics

1. The Korean War and the Division into South and North Korea Examples of Distortions Russia: There was great tension between the two countries Syngman Rhee insisted on invasion of the North. There were numerous confrontation in the areas near the 38th Parallel and military activities were initiated on June 25, 1950. (Secondary School Social [...]

Facts and Fallacies – History

1. The Makeup of the Korean People Examples of Distortions Taiwan: Signification of Koreans was relatively common because most Koreans were Chinese in origin. (Senior High School, History (2), National Institute for Compilation and Chinese Translation, 1994.) The Philippines: People; Koreans are, like the Chinese and the Japanese, Mongoloids. People in the northern part of [...]

Circus Elephants Korea in textbooks

Elephants  : Weigh a whopping 5 ton  They can easily lift up 10 healthy adult men.   Circus Elephants : Young elephants are raised with their feet tied to a stake.  The weak elephants try many times to break free but finally give up. Raised and tamed in this way, the grown-up elephants never try to loosen [...]

Korea seeks a way to peaceful unification

Five things that foreigners think when they hear the word, ‘Korea’ The Korean wave (4%) North korean nuclear issues (6%) Electronic appliances (12%) kimchi (18%) Only divided country in the world (39%)  5 out of 10 foreigners use “divided country” to describe Korea an incident that made korea receive international broadcasting stations’ attention The korean [...]

Discover Dokdo and East Sea

In the middle of East Sea, the body of water between Japan and Korea, there is the rocky island Dokdo, 87.4km southeast from ulleungdo. This tiny and shabby rocky island is the witness of the sad Korean History. Various wild species live in their natural state on the island. And marine resources are hid under [...]

Do you know Dokdo?

DO YOU KNOW? The truth about dokdo, a small Korean island in the East Sea of Korea? Japan is currently trying to take dokdo from Korea and claim it as Japanese territory. Though, the history of Korea, of Japan, and of any other countries in the world, prove dokdo is Korean land. In 512 AD, [...]

So far from bamboo groove

In 1986 it was selected by the New York Times ‘Book of the Year’ In 1986 prized for ‘a good book chosen by faculties’, american english literature faculty In 1999 recommended book of the boston public library Real story full of violence and death! -school library journal  Shocking survival story of a young girl Thrown [...]

Northeast Asia Project

Destructionof cultural assets of minor ethnic groups in China. China, Daeryeon county this place was a naval defense fortress of Goguryo, the world’s mightiest nation in the 4 and 5th centuries. Bisa fortress, one of the world’s best defended historical fortresses surrounded by cliffs on all four sides is being destroyed due to China’s failure [...]

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