Romanisation Wars

Stephen Cremin asianfilmlibrary
Thu Dec 9 14:51:16 EST 1999

Romanisation of Japanese has been the subject of many discussions on the 
KineJapan list.  Anybody particularly interested in these issues should be 
following the ongoing war of words over the recent proposals for a new 
system of romanising Korean which has been lighting up the letter pages of 
the Korean Herald and Korean Times.

For example, from Thursday's Korea Herald:

"The latest attacks by foreigners and Koreans on the new Romanization plan 
reflect more than just a dissatisfaction with its impracticalities; it also 
shows a growing dissatisfaction with scholars who seem more interested in 
nationalism and defending their academic positions than serving the public 

Both papers can be browsed and searched online:

Stephen Cremin

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