In White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity, James W. Perkinson provides well-sought background how the white supremacy had come into being in modern history. I have taken the course of the world history, which was written in the western-centric mode, for granted and never imagined the consequences that impacted the socio-economical outcomes in the world […]Read more "Evangelism in Korea in 1885-1906, A Colonial Project?"
Recent YouTube video of a Korean high school girl, Lydia Lee, who is attending Seoul Music High School, singing Adele’s Hello went viral. Her singing video, hit more than 14 million views, was noticed by Ellen DeGeneres for which she invited Lee to her talk show to sing last week. I noticed rowdy Facebook newsfeeds […]Read more "Mastery of Mimicking: Pure Admiration or Discursive Transcoding?"
I had a chance to catch up with a very good friend recently and one issue triggered our friendly conversation into a serious one when I brought up news of Korean government’s dealing on Korean history textbooks for middle/high schools. The Korean Presidential Residence, Cheongwadae (which translates to Blue House) and the right-wing conservatives are […]Read more "Anachronistic Political Strategy: Korean History Textbook Correction, An Unlaughable Comedy"
I run with young adults and colleges students at my ministerial site where 1st Korean immigrants and students studying abroad gather. Many of students at my church come from South Korea and they are mostly privileged. Often times many of them return to their homes during the summer and they spend their long summer in […]Read more "Cruel Transformation"