Discussion on “Another Republic of Korea” sponsored by Naver Book Club & The Asia Institute
April 30, 2014
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“Another Republic of Korea” Discussion at Sookmyung University
April 26, 2014
On April 26, 2014, the Naver Book Club and the Asia Institute joined forces to host a discussion on “Another Republic of Korea” (다른 대한민국) that built on Emanuel’s recent book in Korean by that title. The talk was a chance for a diverse audience, including many high school students, to discuss how Korea could become a more dynamic, more responsive and more human society.
Much of the discussion between the members of the audience concerned the larger symbolic meaning of the sinking of the Sewol Ferry sinking and the needless deaths of so many students. It was a rather emotional moment in which Koreans from different backgrounds expressed their profound disappointment with the culture of contemporary Korea and their worries about the future that awaits us.
The event ceased to be a lecture after the first ten minutes