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North Korea Wishes The Queen A Happy Birthday

http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/5502144?utm_hp_ref=uk

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The West’s Confucian Confusion: How More Confucianism Might Have Saved the Sewol

Excellent blog and post here on some of the mis-characterisation of the Sewol ferry disaster in the Western press.

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W henever a tragedy strikes Korea, many Western observers can’t resist the urge to attribute it to Korean culture. This tendency owes much to Malcolm Gladwell’s 2008 book Outliers, in which Gladwell attempted to pin a fatal 1997 Korean Air crash in Guam on Korea’s Confucian-inspired practice of showing deference to one’s guam1 seniors. Since Outliers , Confucianism is the prime suspect in just about every Korean disaster short of an earthquake, so when the Sewol ferry sank in waters off Jindo on Wednesday April 16 th , taking with it over 300 young Korean souls, I braced for the wave of western cultural critique.

I wasn’t disappointed. Writing for the South China Morning Post, Andrew Salmon wondered whether the accident was made worse by Confucianism. Salmon noted that in the initial minutes of the accident, the captain ordered passengers to stay where they were, and most of them obeyed “even as…

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South Korea Relief Fund – Hope Bridge – 희망브리지

 

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N140417093133SArirang News regular live updates .Here

Amidst the devastating news that continues to come out of Korea; an emergency relief fund has been established to help the bereaved. I have been in touch with Hope Bridge to ask how people in the UK can donate to the relief fund and they have kindly passed on the following message to this site:

“Our organization to allow donations from overseas donations, Opened the account.

http://www.relief.or.kr/service/ai/ai0501_view.asp?rb_bbscode=b008&rb_seq=2492

Donations will be used wholly for victim support and is expected to be used in providing medical care, psychological care and livelihood support,

Again thank you.

From. Kang,Se-hyeon – Hope Bridge.”

I have included a link to the website to help allay any concerns over the authenticity of the account here 

The account details are as below.

[BANK INFORMATION]

– BANK NAME: KOOKMIN BANK
– SWIFT CODE: CZNBKRSE
– BRANCH NAME : SEOGANG BRANCH
– BRANCH ADDRESS : 288-9, SINSU-DONG, MAPO-GU, SEOUL, KOREA

[BENEFICIARY INFORMATION]

– ACCOUNT NUMBER : 054990-72-010019
– NAME: Korea Disaster Relief Association
– ADDRESS: 52 Sinsu-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
– TELEPHONE NUMBER : +82-2-3272-0123

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