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NO YOUNG PARK Editor, Humorist, Lecturer on Far Eastern Problems Prize-winning Student in International Relations figure THE ORIENTAL MARK TWAIN NO YOUNG PARK Authority on Oriental Subjects Cracker Jack of Speech! … Oriental Mark Twain! … The best foreign speaker I ever heard! … I wish I could hear him all day! … I wouldn't miss this lecture for a hundred dollars! … I got more out of his lecture than I would get from readings for three years! . … These are some of the remarks made amidst uproar and applause by thousands of No Young Park's audiences everywhere. FACTS ABOUT NO YONG PARK I. Winner of the Pillsbury Oratorical Contest at the University of Minnesota, and winner of the Harris Political Science Prize given to students of the big middle-western universities. Thus during his college days he defeated the American students in their own language. II. Winner of the International Essay Contest open to students from forty-seven countries in American universities and colleges. III. He can speak or write five languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French and English. IV. Graduate of the University of Minnesota and lecturer on Far Eastern Problems for the Extension Division, University of Minnesota. V. Editor of a Korean independence newspaper. VI. He has traveled around the world. VII. The first Oriental whose message has been broadcast from coast to coast by radio. VIII. A humorist widely known as The Oriental Mark Twain. IX. An authority on Far Eastern Problems. His first-hand study, unequalled experience, and intimate knowledge of Far Eastern affairs make him complete master of his subject. X. A celebrated Oriental lecturer in the universities and colleges, lyceum and chautauqua associations. His address all the way through sparkles with wit, is replete with humor, seasoned with whimsicality, intermingled with pathos and lofty sentiments, and thrills audiences as well as sending them off into gales of laughter. His gift of oratory, breadth of vision, richness of experience, wealth of information, power of analysis, and keen sense of humor make him a very popular speaker in the great cities of America and Canada. SUBJECTS OUTLOOK OF THE FAR EAST The present political, social and economic conditions in the Far East; awakening of national and racial conscience; conflict and cooperation between the yellow race and white race; America's leadership in the Orient and the Pacific region. THE WORLD POLICY OF JAPAN The underlying principles and activities of Japanese world policies; hidden facts about her control of Korea; her expansion and control of Manchuria, China and the Pacific region; the inside story of the Japanese immigration policy never before discussed in the handling of this subject. THE CHINESE PUZZLE Young China's struggle for Republicanism; causes of civil strife; foreign control and the conflict of policies; the Soviet propaganda; the students' movement against militarism and imperialism; the solution of the Chinese puzzle. UNIVERSITY TRIBUTES Mr. Park, a recognized authority on Oriental subjects, addressed the assembly yesterday. His speech was interspersed with bits of lively humor which make him a most interesting speaker to hear. … His lecture is especially attractive because he tells of political secrets and hidden economic facts which are not generally known in this country …— The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University. His first-hand study of the Oriental problems and many political experiences make him a complete master of his subject— The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota. No Young Park's lectures to the summer school students were most favorably received. He held the audience in rapt attention, and he gave them a store of knowledge of the Far Eastern problems. We feel that Mr. Park has made a distinct contribution to the students of our university. — D. W. Morehouse, Pres., Drake University, Des Moines, Ia. CLUBS I had the pleasure of listening to No Young Park at the Republican Women's Club. His eloquence, sincerity, and a delightful sense of humor impressed me greatly. — Mrs. Theodore Christianson, Wife of the Governor of Minnesota. No Yong Park captivated the entire audience with his witticisms and certainly put his message across in very fine shape. — Minneapolis Rotary Club Journalette. The great Oriental humorist, whimsicality of wit.— St. Louis Rotary Club Pepper Box. His grasp of facts, sparkle of humor, and the fine unbiased way of presenting the subject delighted our club. — O. R. Tripp, Minneapolis Kiwanis Club. The audience were both instructed and entertained. He gave them a perspective of the Eastern problems. His address was replete with pleasant humor which made the evening seem quite short. — Rogers Park Sunday Evening Club, Inc., Chicago. CHURCHES He gave them a wealth of information that they did not before possess and sprinkled it with a sprightly humor which held their closest attention throughout his entire address. — L. H. Bugbee, L. L. Dunnington, Pastors, Hennepin Ave. M. E. Church, Minneapolis. The large audience were intensely interested as in a graphic manner No Yong Park presented the hidden facts which are not known in this country. — Rev. G. D. Cleworth, Austin M. E. Church, Chicago. His eloquent, tactful and scholarly message captivated our congregation; his winsome personality, sparkling humor, interesting experiences—all commended his address. — Rev.. W. R. Catton, Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis. NO YONG PARK, Humorist PRESS TRIBUTES That Korean gentleman who spoke to Republican women here the other day made a great contribution to international amity. For the first time since we can remember or find any particular record a sense of humor has entered into international representations and he is the man who introduced it. … What a thing it would be if there were always somebody present with this sense of humor whenever an alarmist got going!— Minneapolis Daily Star (Editorial). No Yong Park has won a reputation as the Oriental Mark Twain for his humor and rare gift of expression.— Chicago Daily News. No Yong Park was greeted by over 1,100 people last night. In a speech intermingled with pathos, humor and lofty sentiment, he held the audience in rapt attention for an hour and a half.— South Bend Tribune, Ind. Mr. Park is one of a very few among the Orientals who can speak English with natural fluency as a gifted native speaker.— Indianapolis News. His message has been heralded as one of the most important that ever came out of the Far East.— Nashville Tennessean, Tenn. Mr. Park is a humorist with an exceptionally keen touch, combining American spice with Oriental settings.— Atlanta Journal, Ga. Mr. Park has mastered our language and presents the Oriental problems clearly and forcefully.— Louisville Courier-Journal, Ky. Mr. Park delighted a large audience, beginning with humorous experiences that kept his audience convulsed with laughter. … His speech is highly diverting and his remarks are witty and serious by turns.— Chattanooga Times, Tenn. Mr. Park has been heralded as a brilliant scholar with a message of importance to Birmingham. His speech is both instructive and entertaining, and told in humorous vein calculated to hold the interest of any audience.— Birmingham Age-Herald, Ala. Gifted speaker and celebrated humorist.— Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Ill. No Yong Park appeared before an audience of 800 and delighted them with subtle humor and thrilling patriotism, and kept the whole congregation in an uproar of laughter at witty remarks, most often a good-humored witticism on some Oriental custom in American slang.— Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Ind. He rose to a lofty flight of patriotic sentiment; then he convulsed the auditors by injecting some humorous customs of the Oriental people in familiar American expression.— Terre Haute Star, Ind. N. Y. Park, facing a Gary audience, displayed mastery of English language as he unfolded a romantic tale of travel and adventure through the Orient. Park's address was delivered with witticisms that have earned him the characterization of Oriental Mark Twain. — Gary Post-Tribune, Ind. No Yong Park came up to the expectations and displayed a ready command of the English language. His auditors were charmed with his eloquence and concise delivery, which was embellished with rich, wholesome humor.— Peoria Transcript, Ill. The speaker captured his hearers in his first sentence. They were delighted with his cordial, unassuming manner, and responded heartily to his delicious humor which ran all the way through his address. He never hesitated for the right word and showed a complete mastery of his subject.— Bloomington Daily Bulletin, Ill. The Korean lecturer stirred a capacity audience last night in one of the most unique addresses ever delivered in the city. The address was replete with amazing sense of humor, but at times his speech reflected the pathos of a people seeking to rise to higher levels. Should he ever visit Kankakee again he will find a warm welcome awaiting him.— Kankakee Daily Republican, Ill. His talk, all the way through, sparkled with wit, flashes occasionally stealing through even in his eloquent description of his country. … When the audience was asked for a vote as to whether they would like to have Mr. Park return for another lecture, the proposition was met with rousing applause.— Kankakee Daily News, Ill. No Yong Park is a gifted speaker and natural humorist, and has a ready command of the English language. He held his audience in close attention all through his lecture, and his utterances provided a good deal of food for thought.— Calgary Daily Herald, Canada.
|Title||No Yong Park|
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|Personal Name Subject||Park, No Yong|
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