Monday, May 15, 2006

old meets new


A bunch of people took part in this "governmental test" called Gwageo at Sungkyunkwan University (where I teach) this weekend. Gwageo has been going on for like 1000 years. Back in the day if these scholars did well on the exam they got major recognition from the King and an official position as a civil leader. They wrote Chinese characters to demonstrate their fine work, or wrote poems to flaunt their skills, along with other things to prove their intelligence and great abilities. Today, they play Starcraft. No joke. It was on the program.

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