"The superior man is catholic and no partizan. The mean man is a partizan and not catholic." (君子周而不比、小人比而不周。) ─ Confucius, The Analects, 2.XIV, translation by James Legge.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Two From Kuiwon on Redeeming Sino-Korean
"Korea in its efforts to modernize unfortunately discarded many traditional elements of its culture and society," and "[o]ne victim of modernization was Sino-Korean, viewed as outmoded and a remnant stain of imperialism by the blind Nationalists and those English-crazed dilettantes who follow every fading fad," begins a fascinating post for the linguistically inclined — Against Hangul Supremacy – Exonyms Versus Endonyms.
"Though North Korea was the first to implement a Hangul-exclusionary policy, it seems Classical Chinese poetry is still revered there" — Kim Ilsung – Mount Baekdu.