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30 October 2004 @ 02:02 pm
doing homework sometimes makes me think  
what makes you the expert in something? when you site yourself in your footnotes?

still, this* is probably one of the best "dry" history texts i've read. well written, good seperation of facts from the author's theories, and lots of info that, well, nobody else seems to have compiled, since no one cares much about Korea. if there's one thing i've learned from this class, it's that the western world knows JACK about Korea, except what they learned from M*A*S*H*. and half the people who watched that thought it was set during the Vietnam war. then again, most people in this country don't seem to know much about anything at all anyways, so i don't know what i was thinking.



*Korea's Place in the Sun by Bruce Cumings
 
 
Mood: bitchy?
Music: David Bowie - Life on Mars? (imh)
 
 
 
Mellen: ho humabsentmammoth on October 30th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
yup. JACK.
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Mellenabsentmammoth on October 30th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
i took a course on market states in east asia, but i admittedly focused mainly on japan, and have little memory of Korea, but i've still got a few of the texts should i want to go back and see.