gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Apr 29 22:46:51 UTC 2014
That is their Coreacentric claim.
According to Wikipedia (https://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/%ED%99%A9%ED%95%B4), however, in South Corea, the entire Yellow Sea is called ìí´(è¥¿æµ·/the West Sea) and in North Corea, it's ì¡°ì ìí´(æé®®è¥¿æµ·/the Corean West Sea). There is even a map.
So I doubt CNN's claim, though they have the power to make it so, at least in English.
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On Apr 29, 2014, at 1:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> So the West Sea is the eastern part of the Yellow Sea?
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>wrote:
>> There are a lot of web-mentions of the fact that the Yellow Sea is called
>> either the Yellow Sea or the West Sea in Korea.
>> In 2010, however, CNN (
>> http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/26/koreas.crisis/) defines the
>> West Sea as the part of the Yellow Sea:
>> The West Sea, part of the Yellow Sea that is nearest to the Koreas, was
>> the scene of Tuesday's shelling.
>> I didn't search for any earlier results.
>> FWIW, see also See also
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Japan_naming_dispute and
>> http://defence.pk/threads/south-korea-calls-for-sea-name-change.175344/for the Sea of Japan versus the East Sea.
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>> Learn Ainu! https://sites.google.com/site/aynuitak1/videos
>> On Apr 29, 2014, at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>>> CNN now calls what was once the "Yellow Sea," the "West Sea."
>>> Is "Yellow Sea" now considered offensive?
>>> Acc. to Wikipedia, the name (translated from Korean) comes from the
>>> tint of the waters, which is imparted by the down-flowing sands of the
>>> "West Sea," of course, is blatantly ethnocentric. The area may be west of
>>> Korea, but it is equally east of China. That makes it part of the
>>> ethnocentric "East China Sea." Is it west or is it east? Up or down?
>>> Someone must decide.
>>> And while they're at it, there's the Black Sea, the Red Sea, and the
>>> transparently imperialist White Sea.
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