Maija Rhee Devine

“Dog-Year Fortune,” The Korea Times, 1/4/2018

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My article, ”Dog-Year Fortune,” 1/4/2018, http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2018/01/162_241921.html.  The image: A good luck charm to be carried by a woman not wishing to bear a female child. She should keep the charm until she gives birth to a son.  The charm prevents “a nine-daughter curse.”  It’s best, the Good Luck Charm book says, that a woman carry the charm after the birth of her  first daughter and not wait until she has three daughters.  There is no “nine-son curse,” as having many sons is one of the five greatest blessings in life.

Posted on: March 11th, 2018

#RAS talk, “Asian Beliefs: How Chinese Zodiac Signs Affect Women,” on Youtube

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The 2/6/18 talk is now on Youtube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZnqmBUoR7o&feature=player_embedded 

 

(Chinese papercut by Fang Hong)

 

 

Posted on: March 11th, 2018

How Chinese Zodiac Signs Affect Women

ImagesZodiacSignsThis lecture will be given by Maija Rhee Devine on Feb. 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m., 2nd floor, Residents’ Lounge, Somerset Palace, Kwanghwamun, Seoul.  Here is the description of the power point presentation.

“Folk beliefs in the power of the Chinese zodiac signs to affect fortunes of human beings have flourished for millennia in Asian regions.  Even today, in Korea and elsewhere, in tandem with world-record-breaking scientific and technological advances, the zodiac myths exert power over men and women, and contribute to the creation of various societal phenomena, including the dramatically fluctuating birth rates, increased abortions of female fetuses in certain years, population imbalances, and popularity (or unpopularity) of persons of certain signs as marriage or business partners.  In China, Korea, and other Asian countries, such beliefs enable expanding commercial activities, such as fortune telling, match making, and shamanistic rituals. . . . the lecturer will discuss how Asian beliefs in Chinese zodiac signs continue to impact lives, particularly those of women.”

The lecturer’s talk on this topic can be listened to at:  KKFI FM 90.1, “Every Woman,” 8/05/2017, http://www.kkfi.org/program-episodes/chinese-zodiac-effects-womens-lives-today/

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

ESSAY: Traveling to Seonunsa Temple on 9/24/2017, an RAS/KB Excursion

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http://www.raskb.com/content/essay-traveling-seonunsa-temple-9242017

#TheRoyalAsiaticSociety #BuddhistTemple #Seonunsa

Author’s TEDx Talk, 2/2014: TEDx:http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

General MacArthur and My Brother

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#IncheonLanding #GenMacArthur #TheKoreanWar

Published in The Korea Times, 10/31/17:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2017/10/162_238420.html

Author’s TEDx Talk, 2/2014: TEDx:http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A

 

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

Did Comfort Women of WWII Become Rich?

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Published in The Korea Times, 10/20/2017.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2017/10/162_237965.html

#comfortwomen #WWII #JapanApology #JapanCompensation #KoreanComfortWomen

Author’s TEDx Talk, 2/2014: TEDx:http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A

 

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

Children of Comfort Women of WWII

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Published in The Korea Times, 8/24/2017

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2017/08/162_235364.html

Posted on: December 21st, 2017

“46 Surviving Korean Comfort Women”

In this op-ed published in The Kansas City Star,02/16/16 (and also in The Korea Times, 2/15/16), the error of the number of Korean comfort women surviving today,46, quoted in news media, is corrected. Reports should have said, “Out of 238 former Korean comfort women who registered with the South Korean government, only 46 survive.” Today, in March, 2017, there are 36. Link: http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/KCSPress/SharedArticle.ashx?document=KCS%5c2016%5c02%5c16&article=Ar00802

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

3/10/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII, KU Dole Institute of Politics

This talk went on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFrww-xsewQLeeYongNyeoChosunMaidensSm

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

4/13/16 Power Pt. Presentation on Comfort Women of WWII

KimSDThatMomentCRRKimSDThatMoment50%6:30pm, Reception, 7:00pm Presentation, Plymouth Language School, 926 Vermon St., Lawrence, KS 66044 (785-766-0928).

Posted on: April 4th, 2016
 

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