This year is the 20th anniversary of the department of Baduk Studies – the first department in the world offering an academic degree in Baduk.
thank you all so much for waiting. As we are a new magazine, we still have some start-up issues that cause a bit of delay here and there. But after much anticipation, we hereby present the second issue of Myosu! For now, only in pdf, as we’re still looking at options and finances for printing. We hope you enjoy the magazine and will, together with us, look forward to the next edition!
Here’s the second issue of our magazine: Myosu No. 2
Dear Baduk fans all over the world,
We are the Myosu Global Baduk Magazine Team. Myosu is a Korean term meaning ‘excellent move’. Since there is no global English Baduk magazine nowadays, our goal is to make an enjoyable magazine for the English speaking Baduk community.
In this magazine, we want to share all kinds of stories from the Baduk world; not only news and playing techniques, but also insights into Baduk culture, people, etc… We hope that we can connect the Baduk world and bring our community closer. This is the first issue of our magazine, we hope that it is useful, interesting, but most importantly, enjoyable!
Here’s the first issue of our magazine:
Myosu First Issue
The participants from our department: 9 graduate students and 2 professors
Sponsors & Host:
Akinori Abe (Chiba University) , Lorenzo Magnani (University of Pavia), Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (University of Helsinki), John Woods (University of British Columbia)
Topic areas: Science, Logic, and Mathematics
Seorak-san is a very famous mountain in Korea, especially in autumn. This is my first trip with Baduk department friends. What a great trip! 🙂
We climbed together and after about 3 hours, we reached to the top of Seorak-san.
The China-Korea forum of Go education for children, co-sponsored by Myongji University and China Danzhu, was held successfully 2016 August 21-24 at Yongin campus, Myongji University. The topics of this forum were: to strengthen Go educational exchanges between China and Korea, to improve the quality of elementary Go education, and to discuss the principles of Go education for children, methods and the future directions. There were three parts during the forum including reports by Go education experts, professors’ lectures as well as exchanges and sharing among Go teachers.
The forum also received positive responses from the Korean Society of Baduk Studies, China Weiqi Newspaper, Weiqi College, Preschool Education Department and Jinan Vocational College.
Prof. Daniela Trinks from the department of Baduk Studies made welcoming remarks on behalf of the organizers. Professor He Yunbo from China and other experts talked about Go education in elementary education. The topics involved literary accomplishments through Go education, teaching and organizational strategies for children aged 3-5 during enlightenment and early education, Baduk teaching methods for deaf and disabled children, the mode transformation from the athletic training to the popularity promotion, and the combination of internet technologies and Go enlightenment training.
Prof. Kim Jinhwan gave two lectures on the principles and methods for Go elementary education and the Go education & personality education in university level. He also introduced the history and current situation of Baduk Education in Korean universities. Teachers and supervisors from Danzhu introduced their experiences and practices in teaching and shared their successes and failures as well. All 63 teachers from China in this forum were active during the Q & A session, and they actively seek opportunities to express their views and ideas. It was a big harvest for them.
Teachers and students from the department of Baduk Studies at Myongji University in this forum demonstrated the curriculum with academic attitude. The teaching faculties, resources and the environment have been appreciated by the Chinese baduk teachers. It helps the department of Baduk Studies at Myongji University build up a good image in the education market in China.
My flight to New York was on the 29th of July, and I was pretty excited about participating in the 32nd USGC in Boston. In the beginning of June, I suddenly decided to go to the USGC. Professor Daniela asked me “What are you going to do during the summer vacation?” and she told me that going to the USGC would be a good experience for me. At that time I was considering what to do in vacation. About a month later, the Korea Baduk Association put an announcement that they would support two professionals who participate at the USGC. I naturally applied as it felt like the right sequence in a joseki. In the end, I and Dahae Lee 4p were selected.
The US Go Congress is the biggest Baduk event in North and South America. It is held once a year and spans one week. About 600 Baduk players participated in this year’s event. It included a big variety of activities such as US Open Masters, US Open, Women’s Tournament, Evening League, simultanous games, Crazy Go, Pair Go, game reviews and lectures. I thought that the program satisfied Baduk players. The USGC is a utopia for Baduk players.
I checked out the congress website to get some information before going there. There was various information. Among lots of events in the congress schedule, Google Deepmind team’s lecture ‘The story of AlphaGo’ caught my attention. I really wanted to listen to the lecture.
At the age of 16, when most teenagers are exposed to different stimuli from this wonderful world, is the time when I met Baduk, and it has since influenced me comprehensively. In the free times I spent, most of the friends around me, my attitudes towards people and so on. It brings positive changes to almost everything surrounding me.
I can’t imagine my life without Baduk.
6 July 2016, 18:00, AC62 Air Canada, for the first time in my life, I travelled across the great North Pacific Ocean, to proudly represent Myongji University to participate in the 3rd Annual World Collegiate Weichi Championship at University of Toronto, Missisauga, Canada.