An opening ceremony for the foundation of the International University Go Federation (FIGU) was held at the Parktel in Seoul Olympic Park on Friday, September 28. The objective of this new federation is the recognition of Baduk as an international university sport and to promote Baduk culture to intellectuals worldwide. This event is also the cornerstone for the aim of (more…)
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.