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Korean Students take Dokdo campaign to India

September 2nd, 2005 . by Matt


The Korea times reports that some Korean Students have been trying to raise awareness about Dokdo in India.

For young Korean university students, India was a strange place to raise awareness about the Dokdo (Tokto) islets, South Korea’s easternmost territory, but now it seems quite natural, a 25-year-old Korean university student said after a special trip to India.

Oh Ju-hyung and two other students attending the college of business administration at Chonnam National University took a trip to India for 16 days from Aug. 3 to raise awareness on Dokdo among Indians and tourists.

They traveled in Delhi, Agra, Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Shinla as part of an overseas field study program supported by Chonnam National University during summer vacation.

“We originally planned to get a firsthand look at the Indian information technology sector and industrial complex to learn what they are doing. But then we decided to switch the purpose of our trip to the promotion of the Dokdo islets,’’ said Choi Hyun-shik, another student.

Sounds like they got hit with the ‘ultranationalist bug’ if they gave up the chance to do something that might enhance their future careers to campaign for Dokdo. I wish the Korea Times had interviewed some Indians to see what they thought of it. This isnt much of an article, but the photo is pure gold.

Read the rest by yourself.

24 Responses to “Korean Students take Dokdo campaign to India”

  1. comment number 1 by: Mithridates aka 데이빛

    “See, this is why Dokdo is more important than that tract of land of yours you claim, what was it called? Kashmir? Yes, that’s the one. Where is that anyway?”

    I’m sure he didn’t say that but that’s the impression I get.

    Making a big poster like that isn’t free though. Wonder how much it cost them?

  2. comment number 2 by: larken

    I don’t care who owns the island anymore, they need to destroy the island.

  3. comment number 3 by: tk

    Other Performance


  4. comment number 4 by: Mercy

    Is a Korean a mental disorder?
    They carry out such a thing and will really think that support is provided?
    It is said that a Korean does not have normal judgment ability. It seems to be true somehow or other.

  5. comment number 5 by: mashimaro

    너무 웃긴다 ㅋㅋ

  6. comment number 6 by: Katz

    They don’t need to do these useless efforts that I totally disagree. Just have to imagine how is revolting thinking an islet that has nothing to do with them and from nada claim is theirs and still threaten to destroy it and create a day named takeshima day.

  7. comment number 7 by: just about home

    Korea is, in all seriousness, starting to vividly resemble a fascist state. The hyper nationalism, the ‘blame others’ complex, and feelings of uber superiority over all others. And this added to their chronic inability to come to terms with their comical history of embarrassing losses and defeats at the hands of every single country that happened to find them, I think will lead them down a path that will further destroy their nation.

    And I welcome this.

  8. comment number 8 by: kage

    Advertising without Korean common sense



  9. comment number 9 by: Matt

    Advertising without Korean common sense



    This kind of advertising would certainly not appeal to Australians. The first one even uses anti Japanese stereotypes of buck toothed Japanese. We havent seen this kind of propaganda in the west since ww2. I wonder if the white people in the second video knew what kind of message they would be sending.

  10. comment number 10 by: just because

    What idiots….

    Someone mentioned kashmir which is a hell of a lot more important than Dokdo to Indians, i bet these two fools have no idea what Kashmir is or even yet don’t care…

    I wonder what language they spoke to them, the Indians probably thought it was just some funny little university play or something similar..

    This is uber-nationalism and truly sad

    Do koreans really think anyone other than Koreans and some nationalistic Japanese give a shit…I’m more worried about the price of petrol than some shitty little rock that is just as smaller than my mom and dads farm

  11. comment number 11 by: Katz

    Well, what can I say? My country had a lot of turbulence in its history and had a lot of effort to preserve it, so valuable it is and its culture, that become even more valuable to them. And if you want that small islet, we know your intentions for the future and that small islet is priceless.

  12. comment number 12 by: tk

    To Katz

    When in Roma, do as Romans do.

    The main targets of this site are English speaking people – neither Japanese nor Korean. So you should write the subjects that appeal to English speaking people.


  13. comment number 13 by: ponta

    This island is precious to both countris and if both sides of fishemen abide by the treaty, there is no problem on this island in my opinion.
    But, if you want to decide which country own this island, why don’t you send this issue to the international court? That’s how,, I think, civilized nations settle the dispute, but Korea rejected the suggestion by Japan.

    I raised this question once in this site to the blogger called kushibo, https://www.occidentalism.org/?p=52#comments August 8, 2005 at 8:39 pm
    I have read his blog, and I respect him..He said,”There are a number of reasons for not taking it to the ICJ” but he didn’t give me an answer.Well maybe I said something out of courtesy and made him angry. But I really want to know why.Can somebody answer this question?

  14. comment number 14 by: Katz

    “The main targets of this site are English speaking people – neither Japanese nor Korean. So you should write the subjects that appeal to English speaking people.”

    Are you trying to confuse me or is a manner to choke me?

    To ponta:

    Maybe because the world tends to judge in favor who are more influential but it doesn’t know that the world itself is unjust.

  15. comment number 15 by: email2

    Hi Young Gill,

    I was surprised that there is a aussie interested in Korean Culture and history.

    let me know when you have spare mins to get more information about koreans!!

  16. comment number 16 by: Matt

    Hi Young Gill,

    I was surprised that there is a aussie interested in Korean Culture and history.

    let me know when you have spare mins to get more information about koreans!!

    Sure, anytime. Welcome to the site.

  17. comment number 17 by: email2

    HI Matt,

    I cant read all the messages in ur web,

    Let me ask you few questions rather than marking around all the messages and points.

    1. How did u get into Korean Culture ?

    2. Are you more into “korean culture and society” or “relationship between japan” ?

    3. Have you ever been Korea ? how long ? What is good and bad of the country and people ?

    My questions might be too simple, but I believe it is very good start point for me to talk to you.

  18. comment number 18 by: Matt

    1. How did u get into Korean Culture ?

    Korean friends! I had one particular Korean friend in Australia, and by coincindence we went to Japan at the same time. In Japan, we even lived together for a while.

    2. Are you more into “korean culture and society” or “relationship between japan” ?

    Thats a hard question. Actually, I have to give a third answer. I am particularly interested in Koreans relationships with outsiders, and how the same events are percieved differently. I have a visceral interest in Korean society/culture, but I am too far away from Korea to explore it.

    3. Have you ever been Korea ? how long ? What is good and bad of the country and people ?

    I have been to Korea on, a business trip. The trip is described somewhere on this site. That was back in 2000. I dont feel that I was in Korea long enough to make any values judgement about the good/bad of Korea/Korean people.

    Did you see my message on hojunara? I notice you are in Australia.

  19. comment number 19 by: Matt

    Actually, it might be better to continue this over email. This page has to stay on topic (about Koreans in India teaching Indians about Dokdo).

    My email address is [email protected]

  20. comment number 20 by: kang

    별 지랄 같은놈이 남에 나라 언급하내
    한 나라 언어를 배웠으면 좀 좋은데 써라 이자식아
    별 똘아이가 지 머리에 있지도 않은 이성적 사고가 어쩌고 저쩌고 남발하며
    남에 나라 등신 취급하는건 정말 가관이다 임마 욕할려면 좀더 남에 나라에 대해 알고 난 다음에 욕해라 어줍잖은 지식으로 욕하는 보는 나도 웃긴다
    그리고 이자식 너 왜 제한하냐 니~~~ 말로 숭고 하다며 그숭고한 정신이라면 남녀 가리지 말아야지 …한국남자에게 둘러 싸여 언어교환을 해봐라 아마 sex 보다 더 좋을 거다 *^^*넌 개소리 하는 백수다 너희 나라에서 인정 못 받는

    추신 :이런 미친 개소리 하는 인간은 냅둡시다 한국인들 이 꼴통같은 자식들은 상대를 해주니깐 더 개소리 하는 거예요 (열등감 ..비이성적 ..지랄 놀고 있네..~~~) 그냥 미친 개가 돌아 다니면서 짖는 생각하세요 …언젠가 지도 제정신을 차리겠지 한국인들 열심히 사세요~~~~사랑합니다
    그리고 왠만하면 돕고 사세요

    그리고 fuck you 같은 친구 잘 살아라
    -위대한 한국인이*^^*ㅋㅋㅋ-

  21. comment number 21 by: kang

    정말 니가 한국에 대해 아냐
    30년을 산 나도 내나라를 모르겠는데
    그리고 정말 넌 한국인에 대해 아느냐
    난 그 오랜동안 한국인을 만나왓고
    또한 미국인도 만나왔다
    외국인들 한국인의 반에 반도 못만난다
    그리고 설사 만난다고 해도 실제 모습은 모르고
    니가 한국인을 만났다면 너와 닮은 인간을 만난거다
    니가 좋은 한국인을 만났다면 니가 좋은 상황을 만들었다는거고
    그 반대라면 …참 …
    그리고 어느것도 아닌체 이런 글을 올린거라면 그대도 알만한 인간이다

  22. comment number 22 by: Matt

    Hi Kang. Would you care to offer a translation? I am not sure what you are getting at on several points. 강 씨, 각국의 사람이 이 사이트를 보니까 어서 글을 번역해 주십시오. 저도 이해 하지 못 하는 점이 있으니까요.

    어쨌든, 방문줘서 감사합니다.

  23. […] When Koreans are not campaigning in India for Dokdo (Takeshima), they are trying to enlist the support of the people of the Czech Republic. How? By spraying their streets full of ‘Dokdo belongs to Korea’ graffiti. […]

  24. comment number 24 by: Brian

    This is getting so irritating.
    Koreans always talk about themselves.
    In India?
    They don’t care about those small rocks.

    Ithink it is pathetic.