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Thursday, August 07, 2003  

A Korean politician wants to change the name of Korea to Corea. To minimize the issue is to ignore recent history: it was referred to as Corea until it was annexed by Japan in 1910. If you go to the museum in downtown Seoul, they have a model of the old WW2 Japanese administration building built on the grounds of Kyongbokgung (at least they did 3 years ago) by the colonial Japanese occupiers. It has been torn down and replaced with reproductions of the palace buildings that once stood there at significant cost and effort.

James Taranto compares it to Prince changing his name to a funny symbol and asks us to "note that the Korean language has no shortage of funny-looking symbols". Wow. I hate PC, but I also hate ignorance and lack of empathy.

posted by Calvin | 1:58 PM

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