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하버드 한국학 박사가 알려주는 독도의 진짜 역사!

Mar 08, 2024
Okay, before we start this video with Dr. Peterson talking about historical facts about Dokdo and Korea. If you've seen my channel before, you'll know that I have a lot of interest in Dokdo, and when I started studying about Dokdo, I started to realize it. why dokdo is valuable and important and why it is so important to the korean people. I also think that doko is representative of a lot of the history between korea and japan, so this first part just shows that doto clearly belongs to korea and in my other videos I talk about it. about why I'm interested why it's important, but in this video we talk about the facts of dokdo and why historically dokdo belongs to korea, so I hope you enjoy it.
Hello everyone, I'm Chad, I'm Professor Dr. Mark Peterson. Hello everyone. It's good to see it. You here again from the frog outside the well canal It's good to be together again Yeah, yeah, you've been busy, you've been busy, yeah, life's been a little crazy and ready to talk about more Korea, yeah, and Let's talk about the topic of Doctor Dokdo. Today Goku is an interesting topic. This is something I've mentioned before in my videos and I fully admit that when I first heard about Dokdo I thought what's the problem, that was my first thought, yeah, because not really.

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I know a lot about this and in fact it wasn't until I came back from Korea and heard a little more about it. It was like I wanted to do a little research for myself and find out why Koreans care so much. Yes, why do they build replicas. of this and placing subway stops in various places, this video is sponsored by Facts Korea, so their job is basically to make sure that the correct facts come out about Korean historical topics like Dokdo or other things, so that's what we're . talking and a quick run does a great job, they eliminate a lot of fake stuff that's out there, so the nice thing about making a video like this is that if we say something wrong, they'll review it and we'll say, hey, this isn't actually Right, we are in the business of disseminating facts, so if you have something you would like Facts Korea to review, we will have information below where you can submit it or if you wish.
For more information on what they do, see below, but basically I think it's a very important mission to make sure the things we're talking about are true. Yeah, so let's get into some of the history of dokdo, but I'm curious why doto is so important. Well, it symbolically represents the Japanese past and Japanese relations with Korea, which have not been happy. It dates back to when Japan invaded Korea in 1592 and killed millions of people somewhere. between two and four million people ruined scorched earth everything can burn Japan did that in the late 19th century and then Korea in 1910 properly controls Korea as a colony and it really gets ugly as Japan goes into World War II just when Japan tries to conquer China and they can't do it, they just kill a lot of Chinese and it's really a horrible and senseless experience and there is a lot of resentment towards Japan even today because of history and symbolically uh ulundo represents the last vestige of the control of Japan, yes.
I know the illegal and unfair control of Korea, so Koreans say: uh, Japan, you're not coming back, we're not going to tolerate that again. The symbolism begins with um, yes, it is Korean land, yes, and we affirm it, and yes. If you go further than that, then you know it's not going to work well, so initially I thought okay, this is about fishing rights, this is about natural resources, things like that, I think that's part of it, but I think the big part of this is what you're talking about and sending a message to Japan, it's like they're not going to pressure us, we're not your little brother, you can't just come in and take whatever you want and I think. that's important, I think I don't think there's any reason to downplay that side.
I think as a country you have to know your country, be proud of your self-respect and defend what is yours, yes, and ulundo is a great symbol of independent uh Koreans, on the other hand, Japan's lack of will to acknowledge the horrible things they've done in the past, Japan, for example, on the comfort women issue, right, they say, well, we apologize for that like that's the end of it, right, but then they gave up. They turned around and said, but anyway they were mostly prostitutes and they got a guy from Harvard Law School to say yeah, it was a legal agreement, a totally fake presentation he made to Japan to say, we apologized once and then they apologize. it just doesn't work so Korea has a lot of mistrust, yes for Japan, yes I think it's part of a bigger problem and a deeper relationship than just knowing the land itself, I guess so, symbolically it means a lot to Japan I could really get a lot out of this if they would just say hey, we're sorry for all the bad things that happened in the past, we don't want to fight about these things, we want to be a good neighbor, hey, tokdo.
He's yours and from now on on our Japanese maps we won't call him takashima, we'll call him doctor, of course, and let's be friends and forgive and forget, and you know, Koreans go a long way toward forgiving and forgetting, I mean. after all the things the japanese have done, there is the hideyoshi invasion, millions of people killed taking Korea by force in 1910, colonizing Korea, Japan, owning Korea in the middle of that, they have many poor Korean workers coming to Japan, unpleasant jobs in Japan. right, there is a group of them living in Tokyo, well, there is a big earthquake called the Kanto earthquake.
Kanto is the Tokyo area and they used the Japanese to use that as an excuse to retaliate against the Koreans. They had some complaints about Korea. I mean, they have all these poor Koreans, maybe there's some robbery, maybe some bad things happen, maybe there's some fights or something happens, you know, between the people, but the Japanese use this earthquake as an excuse to come in and massacre a group of these. The Koreans are fine, they just haven't killed about six thousand Koreans, oh my God, yeah, and you know, it's like that. Koreans don't complain about it as much as they should.
I mean, it's just one of the long lists of things that Dokdo symbolically represents all this bad blood. I think you're absolutely right. You know Japan could probably do itself a favor in terms of softening some things from the past by admitting it, but other than that, what's interesting to me is that I don't see the reason why they don't. like why they cling to this right. I've looked at a lot of things historically. I know you know a lot historically about it. It's just mountains and mountains of evidence. Yes, Dokdo originally belonged to Korea. It's like the comfort women thing. that I don't understand the denialism, I don't understand the excuses and I don't understand why they don't just accept it and accept it, since this is sponsored by facts in Korea, we want to make sure that we are presenting some facts along with our thoughts and I think that in your Most of us have yes, but a couple of things I just wanted to touch on, one is that in 1693 there was a fisherman in a young lump, I think his name was and he was actually captured.
Captive by the Japanese in a dispute between Korean and Japanese fishermen, Anyangbok eventually returned to Korea and gives a statement that basically says: "Okay, Japan has now admitted that you know dokdo ugo, this area actually belongs to Korea, and furthermore of the Japanese shogunate". The leadership at that time basically tells their people, "Hey, that fishing area is off limits to you and in fact, there was someone who was a smuggler, so it wasn't just that he was fishing there, but he was a smuggler who entered." That area that was not supposed to, in fact, was executed by Japan, all for violating the territory, for violating the territorial waters.
I'm sure smuggling had something to do with it too, but there were strict punishments for those who violated and went. in that area, Japan recognized it, so at least in 1693 there's accumulating evidence, but then they come back like that's actually not valid because of this, this, and this, yeah, it's really a pain, that's why you know despite of historical facts. I like to argue that the symbolic value of the dokto is what is important and as long as both countries disagree about claiming it and do so from a symbolic point of view, we are not going to get anywhere, but which side would win if they did? surrender and recognize the other side, Japan would lose almost nothing and gain everything in the world by saying: Hello Korea, you know those are your islands, we are not going to dispute them anymore, let's be good neighbors, exactly, they can get a lot of mileage. of that, but are they going to do it?
No, it's probably not going to happen, so one thing you mentioned, speaking of that, you know, the maps that didn't include dokdo or oolong, the Japanese maps that didn't include. they are Japanese territory, so I don't know how to pronounce it correctly on the peninsula, the Japanese historical document daijo khan from 1877, so they're basically putting this together, basically, a consensus of a lot of Japanese history and going to the higher organization. Basically, Japan's main ruling organization and they're like, Hey, what's up with Dokdo? What about their own names? I'm sure we included these and the quote you get says that Dokdo and Ulindo are Korean territory. and both regions have nothing to do with Japan, yeah, I mean, that's as clear as it is, as clear as Korean territory is and nothing to do with Japan, so they were not included in that historical document and That's just another stone in the pile. of evidence, it is true that it really belongs to Korea, you know, I mentioned the Cairo conference documents and they have been breached and discussed again and the American government has taken the position that they do not want to decide, it is true that it is a matter of the two countries must decide correctly, which means that there must be a correct decision, which means that one side has to say yes, those are your islands, right and uh, Korea is not going to do it, no, never, not even They should do it, and they have occupied them, yes.
That's the other part too, I don't want to say anything that Koreans have lived in Dokdo, right, that they have people there, that it's been occupied and controlled by Korea for so long, yeah, well, of course, the Japanese argue that They are really unoccupable. On the rocks there is no water right there and on the land of the sea, according to the laws of the sea, you cannot claim unoccupied rocks as territory, that is the Japanese argument, but the Koreans have put in a pier to make it easier to enter and go out. We've got people living there, we're stuck in this dispute, and the only way to resolve it is for Japan to be magnanimous and say, "Hey, those are your islands." It reminds me a lot of the comfort women problem, where the evidence absolutely the evidence is there, yes, it's clear, but instead of accepting what the evidence says, accepting the facts, accepting what history is, Japan fights against She and them just fight, fight, fight, fight, yeah, I don't know, I don't know.
I understand why yes image image Japan is really a hoax, they say, so they talk about this being a question of image, but it is the only solution, yes, the only solution would be for Japan to say, hey, we want peace in the world, no come on. fight about this, yeah, and they refuse to, so maybe one day we'll get there, but until then I guess we'll just keep sharing the facts surrounding dopamine, yeah, yeah, so thanks for being here. I love having your opinion, always. It's good to make videos with you, yes, thank you, so more to come in the future.
Thank you all very much, bye, see you, bye.

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