I googled korea + talmud and found this at http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/nation/200507/kt2005071319472810600.htm
There were nearly 50 students in the auditorium, all of them dressed in hanbok,or traditional Korean garments, of different hues....
After they were seated, a male student in a green gown banged a wooden hammer, followed by one in a purple gown on his right calling out 'Arise, the court session is to begin.'..
Thus began the Student Courtat the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy (KMLA) in Hoengsong, Kangwon Province.
A student judge rules on school violators at the student court of the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy in Hoengsong, Kwangwon Province, last Thursday.
The KMLA is one of the nation's renowned private high schools, famous for its Western-inspired curriculum and a large number of its students going onto prestigious universities in the United States and Great Britain...
Student Court is held every Thursday during evening study hall, and the students who have broken the rules during the week have to attend the court to receive sentences by three judges, all in their junior year...
Seung-jik was given three points in accordance to the rules outlined by the school's rule book. If he gets 7 more points in the following week, he will have to read chapters of Myongshimpogam, or the Korean Talmud, as punishment.
So, are they actually reading The
Talmud as punishment, (LOL) or, as I suspect, does Korean Talmud
refer to some Confucian, Buddhist or Taoist legal/moral text? (As a person might refer to the Quran as "the Muslim Bible."
I googled Myongshimpogan
, but all I found were several sites written in Vietnamese
. Curioser and curioser. But that in itself, suggests a Confucian, Buddhist or Taoist legal/moral text. There can be hardly any Jewish influence in Vietnam.
Anyone here read Vietnamese?