Korean professor: South Korea is the only country in the world that looks down on China. Chinese youth don’t see South Korea at all

2022-05-15 0 By

On February 4, 2022, the 24th Winter Olympic Games will open in Beijing, making Beijing the first “Double Olympic City” in the world.From Pyeongchang in 2018 to Beijing in 2022, the Winter Olympics will not go out of Asia, but will also bring different customs to the world.However, south Korean and Chinese netizens have waged a new war of words online over the “unfair penalty” at the Pyeongchang Olympics and the “home court of China” at this year’s Games.In recent years, the relationship between South Korea and China has been turbulent, especially among the private sector, and the two countries have been in a strange balancing act.Some people ascribe the antagonism between the two countries to superficial cultural collision, but the reason behind it is based on the comparison of international power after the rise of China.Koreans, who were the first to develop but lack cultural heritage, are afraid to face the growing power of China, but they are still reluctant to take off the mask of cultural confidence.”South Korea is the only country in the world that looks down on China, and Chinese youth don’t see South Korea at all,” Kim Do-nam, a South Korean professor, once said in a televised speech.What are the contradictions between the two countries, which are separated by only a strip of water and have deep historical roots?What path will the two countries take in the new century?It’s about history, and it’s about the future.1. From Cultural Confidence to National Confidence Feudal South Korea declined to the global impact of the Big Machine Industrial Revolution, and then rose to prominence after World War II as the United States rearranged the Asian landscape.After the Korean War, based on the background of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the United States provided targeted assistance to Japan and South Korea, and it was under the support of the United States that South Korea embarked on the road of modernization.Korea has made a rapid economic leap in a short period of time from undertaking labor-intensive industries to developing high-tech industries, and even became the “light of Asia” for a time.This rapid development in a short period of time not only enabled Koreans to live a modern life, but also intensified the clash of ideas and cultures.Immersed in Confucian culture for hundreds of years, Koreans have found a balance between introversion and openness, and formed a unique culture.In the 21st century, the “Korean Wave” has become a fashion and quickly swept across Asia, and South Korea has established its “cultural confidence” through this wave of cultural export.It is also in the full screen of Korean drama, South Korean inferiority is quickly filled with pride and pride, also foreshadowing its “arrogant” conceit.As Kim said, South Korea is the only country in the world that looks down on China.China’s reform and opening up in the 1980s pushed the fast button for China’s economic development, which narrowed the economic gap between the two countries but also impractically put pressure on The Korean people.South Korea, scarred by its history of Chinese repression and bloody battles on the Korean battlefield, scoffs at the decline of its neighbours but is wary of China’s rise.Therefore, from this point of view, South Korea’s “contempt” of China is not just a literal contempt, but a kind of strong support, and an attempt to cover up its fear by ignoring it.So when China really did rise, South Korea started to panic.China’s rise is not only reflected in its economic take-off, but also in the re-establishment of a culture.From a cultural point of view, China, Japan and South Korea are undoubtedly inextricably linked.Under the influence of the Han culture circle, The Japanese aesthetics of sorrow for things developed to the peak, forming a beautiful sad beauty like cherry blossom, while South Korea seems to be in the cultural heritage is always less than a sigh of relief, therefore, while walking in the forefront of the trend, South Korea has been trying to make up for its cultural heritage gap.If Japanese upbringing is rooted in a culture of “life and death”, South Korea’s culture has always had a sour taste of kimchi, which means that South Korea has always lacked real cultural confidence.Whether it is the hanbok controversy or the Inclusion of traditional festivals such as the Dragon Boat Festival on the World Heritage List, South Korea has been trying to “rebuild” its status as a cultural power by modifying its own cultural traditions, and the best way to do that is to make Chinese culture its own.However, such a move is nothing but a reflection of the narrowness and inferiority of the Korean people.KBS television TV see Ming wanli, a living in China for many years by the perspective of cultural scholars, examines the contemporary China, from the modernization of the Chinese society to the relationship between China and South Korea, studied the professor Jin Daona interpretation, which social popular with South Korea’s theory of “sandwich” is in stark contrast.Sandwiched between Japan and China, Korea can target Japan, while China has already left Korea behind.However, in recent years, China’s development, it can be said that the face of South Korea, now China has formed a comprehensive surpassing South Korea, although the per capita is a little insufficient, but in terms of potential, China is the world’s most promising country.At a time when China already has the ability to engage in arm wrestling with the United States, the South Korean idea is absurd and laughable.Judging by the performance of the South Korean team in the Beijing Olympics, this kind of petty attitude is becoming more and more serious.For all the calls for politics to stay away from sport, sport has a way of reflecting politics in today’s turbulent world.Korean netizens lashed out at Chinese athletes and the International Skating Federation (ISU) over Hwang dae-heon’s penalty in short track speed skating, but the fact that the competition is fair or not is an objective fact proved by video, and Korean netizens’ distortion of the facts is just like many times in the past, which is caused by extreme nationalism.From cultural confidence to national confidence, South Korea is striving for confidence and openness in all aspects, but the narrow geographical location and weak cultural foundation seem to have doomed South Korea to form an open and inclusive mind.In the process of seeking cultural confidence, Koreans ignore a key issue: confidence is not to be flaunted by external things, but more importantly from inner strength and confidence.2. In the eyes of Chinese youth, There is no difference between South Korea and South Korea in all aspects of “haggling over every detail”. Since the reform and opening up, China is gradually regaining the poise and charm of the heyday, and internalizing it into a vigorous atmosphere.Of han and tang dynasties grand with two song dainty increasingly highlighted in this era, from the 20th century to the 21st century, China has achieved from up to rich to stronger commitment, and a review of history of development of the two countries, it is easy to find, maybe both countries positioning and development, and also largely determines a country’s national temperament and the people thought.From Li Qi spreading Chinese culture on the Internet to more and more vloggers working in the field of traditional culture, Chinese youth are gradually integrating Chinese cultural traditions into the world wave while constantly introspecting, showing real cultural confidence.From cultural confidence to national confidence, this is not only based on the improvement of the country’s comprehensive strength, but also based on the all-round development of economy, politics, culture and thought.It can be said that China has come a long way from improving its economic level to rebuilding its national confidence.From the perspective of national positioning, although China has experienced a low ebb since entering modern times, the Chinese nation has never lost its integrity and character endowed by the thousand-year culture.Whether aspiring young people actively explore ways to save the country or firmly take the road of socialism, the Chinese people have never lost the courage to face difficulties head on and of course have the confidence to start again.In other words, South Korea can surrender to Japan and accept the HELP and control of the United States with ease.But China and the Chinese people will never bow to other countries or forces.”I was born, rather than high mountain streams, I wish to look down at the top of the peaks of mediocre gap”, in the eyes of Chinese people, although east Asia a sleeping lion, but when it howled again the moment, it will make the world look askance, this is the position of power and confidence, and even South Korea is already a developed country, also never can control the ability of the world.In addition, from the perspective of culture, China and South Korea, which also attach importance to cultural export, have also walked out of two completely different paths.For China, the huge population base is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it provides a powerful power for the rise of the country, but if it is careless, it will have extremely negative effects.Therefore, China at the present stage in the establishment of cultural confidence is focused on the cultivation of national self-confidence and pride.Through the ups and downs of history from the Qin Dynasty, Han Dynasty and Wu dynasty to the enlightenment of modern times, Chinese people can naturally appreciate the openness and heroism of Chinese culture, and under the nourishment of this culture, China’s cultural confidence has become an all-embracing majestic power, which is a real dilution, peace and openness.In Contrast, in South Korea, the developed cultural industry has enriched the spiritual world of South Koreans in a short period of time, but in the process of comparing with neighboring countries, especially China, it has also intensified the arrogance of South Koreans.The height is lonely and cold, never climbed the peak of Korea delusional station forever at the top of the mountain, but they do not know that there is a day outside the sky, he is firmly guarding the one side of the land is the foot of another heavy realm but just, and this is the pattern of vision and vision.This does not mean that China despises South Korea, but that China has never regarded South Korea as a competitor.China values “harmony without uniformity” and “it is always a pleasure to have friends coming from afar”. Therefore, we welcome visitors from all over the world with great enthusiasm. At the same time, we advocate fair competition — we should win with an open mind and not be discouraged if we lose.Therefore, from this point of view, South Korea has always been a good neighbor of China and a good friend of the Chinese people.From the perspective of national power, I can confidently say that No matter in the past, now or in the future, China’s competitor has never been South Korea. China used to be the most powerful country in the world and will be brilliant again in the future.The modern thinker Liang Qichao once expressed his bright vision for the future of China — “Young China” in his article “Young China”.Whether for the Chinese people or the whole country, “youth” represents a posture, a sense of flourishing, a look of enterprising spirit, and the present China, is a vivid display of “youth China”.For the Chinese people today, self-confidence stands for reason, tolerance and respect. This is a good character that China has been enduring for thousands of years. It is also the most powerful capital for China to stand up to other countries.After the reform and opening up, they were confused when facing the outside world, “the moon is rounder abroad than at home”, and now “our generation of young people is full of hope”. After the pains and accumulation of the reform period, today’s Chinese youth have grown into promising young people who are upright but still have a pure heart.What is more valuable is how to find the basic basis for oneself to stand on in the impact of foreign culture?The contemporary Chinese youth have already had a deep understanding.Since The rapid development of China’s cultural industry, South Korea’s proud cultural export has gradually lost its luster in China.With the development of China’s high-quality cultural industry, the values with Chinese traditional culture as the core have been gradually established. What Chinese culture wants to express is the cultural confidence of “being rational rather than blindly following”.Therefore, when The cultural industry in South Korea has reached the peak of development and gradually formed a counterattack on the South Korean society, China has endowed the spiritual core of China step by step.In South Korea’s entertainment to death society, the Korean wave is not only corroding the minds of the young generation of South Korea, but more importantly, it has bound the open mind of the South Korean people.When the culture gradually becomes vulgar, when the cultural construction from reference to plagiarism, the Korean people are inevitably carried away by the fanatical national mood, which leads to the formation of a kind of arrogance and inferiority.Of course, this is not to say that China is perfect, but in spite of its shortcomings, the overall direction is still good.In terms of the establishment of the values of the young generation, from the original blindly Kazak, Korean, Kazak and Japanese to the current revival of ancient style and worship of scientists, the young people of the new era have stepped out of fanatical idol worship, and gradually calm down to reflect on introspection.Cultural prosperity can indeed cast a scene of flowers blooming like a brocade, but the support of culture is always the hard power such as economy and national defense. It is the enhancement of national comprehensive strength that enables Chinese culture and Chinese people to make their voice heard in the international arena.Therefore, the structure of the whole society and the role of everyone is the key to the continuous development of the country.We need people to continue to explore the unknown in the field of science, and we need artists and cultural researchers to reflect on the present and rebuild the backbone of The Times.Therefore, Chinese youth have a long way to go, and we have no time to worry about others’ criticism, nor do we need to fight with others.In today’s international situation, on the world stage, our opponent is only ourselves. As long as we surpass ourselves, China’s future will be better.As for relations between China and South Korea, there is no need to worry.Two sides of Korean national pride and inferiority, like Japan’s MuQiang psychology, the gap between China and South Korea now have to leave room for Shouting to Korea, but if one day China will like America we are global, that South Korea’s relationship with China is like probability will return to the Ming dynasty, national relationship is depend on the strength, after all.Therefore, China does not care about South Korea’s “contempt,” as long as it is strong enough, it can wear out all the voices of discord.