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         Korea Culture:     more books (101)
  1. Business Korea: A Practical Guide to Understanding South Korean Business Culture (International Business Culture) by Peggy Kenna, Sondra Lacy, 1994-08
  2. History, Language and Culture in Korea: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) (English, French and Korean Edition)
  3. Seowon: The Architecture of Korea's Private Academies (Korean Culture Series #2) by Sang-hae Lee, 2005-09-01
  4. A Handbook of Korea by Korean Overseas Culture and Information, 1998
  5. Mass Politics and Culture in Democratizing Korea by Doh C. Shin, 1999-05-01
  6. Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America 1903-2003 (Manoa 14, 2)
  7. North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom by Han S. Park, 2002-03
  8. South Korea's Minjung Movement: The Culture and Politics of Dissidence (Studies from the Center for Korean Studies)
  9. Buddhist Architecture of Korea (Korean Culture Series #9) (Korea Culture Series) by Sung-woo Kim, 2007-06-01
  10. FOLK CULTURE IN KOREA by Chun, Ed. Shin-Yong, 1982
  11. The Development Strategy of Self-Reliance (Juche) and Rural Development in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture) by Phillip Hookon Park, 2002-04-12
  12. An Introduction to Korean Culture by Andrew C. Nahm, 1998-12-01
  13. Gender, Ethnicity and Market Forces: Observations of Ethnic Chinese in Korea (East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture) by Sheena Choi, 2001-05-18
  14. Buddhist Sculpture of Korea (Korean Culture Series #8) by Lena Kim, 2007-05-01

41. Korea (South Korea) Home Page
Created especially for western students, this site provides a glimpse into the world of South korea .Category Kids and Teens School Time World cultures Asia korea......South korea culture, History, and Religion.

42. PBS Online: Hidden Korea/Culture
A brief look at Korean culture.
Korean Culture:
Three Mrs. Kims dressed in traditional hanboks Couple on their way to Ch'usok ceremony Confucian Ideas: Mrs. Kim teaches her grand-daughter the art of cooking Women and Village Life: The idea of cooperation based on a system of authority worked in the old villages. Villagers often banded together to help one another in times of need and for important events. If a member might need help in a harvest or perhaps house repairs all the rest would gather to help. When a village needed a new well or a bridge, for example, everyone pitched in to build them. For important occasions such as funerals, weddings, or major birthday party (usually when a man reached the age of 60), villagers often pooled their moneys to make a grand party. That sense of solidarity with one's neighbors and even one's nation still flows through Korean life today. For more information on this subject:

43. Culture Main Page
This section shows the various sections of Life in korea related to culture. Scenes of korea View korea's culture, society, and people through hundreds of pictures in dozens of sections.

Cultural Spotlight
- Learn more about Korean culture, society, and customs with in-depth looks at various topics. Read about traditional clothing, food, ceremonies, superstitions, and more. Scenes of Korea - View Korea's culture, society, and people through hundreds of pictures in dozens of sections. Click on a thumbnail to see the full-sized pictures. New sections and pictures are added several times each month. Ceremonies and Festivals - Experience Korea's major Ceremonies and Festivals with pictures and explanations in English. See locations and times where you can experience them first hand. Korean Practice - Want to learn to speak Korean? We provide a basic introduction to the language, including writing practice English Practice - Koreans (and other non-native English speakers) can use this section to improve their English language skills. It includes sections for idioms, readings and discussions, and several games. (For registered users only.) Language Exchange - Find an English or Korean language partner, learn the meaning of a particular word or phrase, or suggest a new way to learn a language. (Anyone may read the messages, but only registered users may post messages.)

44. Korea National Tourism Organization - Welcome To Korea
Official government site promoting Korean tourism, with sections on sightseeing, food, culture, and festivals.

KNTO(Korea National Tourism Organization) Homepage

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45. MSN Learning & Research - Korea, South
Overview of Korean geography, society, culture, economy, government, and history.

46. Awards For This Site
Researcher National Geographic. *** South korea - culture, History,and Religion An elegant and factual K-12 site *** Three Stars. Dr T

47. About Korea - Culture
check Cultural Properties Information Plaza; korea Window korean InformationService (KOIS); korean culture Arts Foundation (KCAF).
    Culture Facilities Cultural Attractions
      Buddhism has played a powerful role in Korean art. A large number of excellent examples of Korean artwork and architecture can be found in Buddhist temples and paintings. During the Joseon Dynasty, Confucianism became a leading inspiration for the noblemen to whom the arts of calligraphy and painting were essential. They have left a legacy of fine brush work from which contemporary artists have benefitted.
    Traditional Art
      Korea has a long and distinguished cultural history. The current trend in Korean art is the harmonious combination of traditional and modern styles, revealing the historical roots and influences of Korean art.
    • Painting
      Tomb murals from the Three Kingdoms Period are the earliest examples of Korean painting. Mythological beasts such as dragons and flying horses show an imaginative and creative spirit. Throughout the Unified Silla and Goryeo Dynasty, Buddhism prevailed in every field of life, thus leaving a rich collection of icon paintings. In the late Goryeo Dynasty, ink and brush paintings of the four "noble plants", (the cherry blossom, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo), which symbolized traditional virtues, became popular. The artists of the Joseon Dynasty produced an innovative embodiment the Korean spirit and perspective. There are humorous animal pictures, scroll paintings of dreamlike, mist-clad mountains, and insightful sketches of everyday life done in brush and ink. Paintings with folk custom and nature themes flourished in the latter half of the 18th century. Sin Yun-bok was a celebrated master of this genre.

48. Index.jpg
Information about history, society, culture, folk and unification.

49. Korea (South Korea) Home Page
Korean culture, Religion, History, and Geography. Extensive photography of Korean historical sites including many beautiful Buddhist Temples.

50. Lonely Planet World Guide | Destination North Korea | Culture
fierce nationalist who was convinced of the superiority of korean culture Northkoreans if you have an interest in traditional korean arts, North korea is the
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Kim Il-sung promoted traditional Korean arts and culture vigorously, though his motives for doing so are debatable. He was a fierce nationalist who was convinced of the superiority of Korean culture: North Koreans were told that they were ethnically superior, that their country was the best in the world and Kim Il-sung was the greatest man who ever lived. What that all means is that if you have an interest in traditional Korean arts, North Korea is the place to see them. You can view exhibitions of traditional or modern pottery, sculpture, painting and architecture on request, and your guide will take you to films or the theatre for a reasonable charge. Traditional music is similar to that of Japan and China, with an emphasis on strings. The two main forms are the stately chongak and the folksier minsogak . Among the folk dances are drum dances ( mugo - a hectic, lively court dance where the participants wear drums around their necks), mask dances ( talchum ), monk dances (

51. Hello From Korea
Informations about traditional korean culture, the festivals, brief story of korean Holidays, markets in Seoul, and the most viewable places in korea, etc.

52. The Traditional Handicraft Of Korea Macrame
A description of maedup (Korean decorative knotting) that includes Korean vocabulary, some illustrations and names 2 prominent artists.
This is excerpted from The Traditional Handicraft of Korea published by Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties, Korea
Macrame was used in many different areas in our lives developing into ceremonial and decorative uses. Mae-deup means to know thread forming three or more intersecting points making a design. To tie the end, other types of cords are combined together to form two or three strands. Typing knots were called 'dah hee' during the Chosun Dynasty which means many threads gathering to make a picture. Twelve emperor uniform system was developed using five different color threads at about the same time. ¢¸Asset No.22 MAEDUPJANG, Choe Un-soon There are two types of cords: flat ones are used on belts, and round ones are used in macrames. The types thread used in macrame are woolen yarn, hemp thread, silk thread, cotton thread, ramie thread, and paper mulberry thread. The flat cords were excavated from a royal tomb of Nak Rang period and are being preserved in Japan. During the Three Kingdom period, cave drawings were discovered that showed evidences of belts and horse decorations that had macrames. Techniques of macrame can be seen in crowns, earrings, and belts of Baekje and Shilla periods. During Koryo Dynasty. Buddist articles, necklaces and belts began to have macrame and tassels. 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 36 strands of threads are used in making macrame; there are about six different methods of knotting. Our traditional macrame was used in royal wardrobes and interior decorations which were either grand and majestic or small and elegant.

53. Welcome To KCCLA - Korean Cultural Center: Los Angeles
Operated by the korean government's Ministry of culture and Tourism, dedicated to providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of korea.

54. Korea WebWeekly
Independent directory for resources on Korean and Korean American history, culture, economy, politics and military.
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit web on all things Korean: Her history, culture, economy, politics and military - since 1995.
Meet Korea in Eugene, Oregon, USA

A comprehensive Korean event including an exhibition, lecture series, film festival and Korea Night in Eugene, Oregon A Brief History of US-Korea Relations Prior to 1945
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A brief history of Korea. the foot prints of the white-man in Korea in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the early US-Korea contacts during 1700-1945. The Left-Right Confrontation in Korea – Its Origin
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A short history of modern Korea as seen from a Korean nationalist’s eye. US sets sights on Iran and North Korea (WorldTribune) "In the aftermath of Iraq, dealing with the Iranian nuclear weapons program will be of equal importance as dealing with the North Korean nuclear weapons program," Assistant Secretary of State John Bolton said. "This is going to be a substantial challenge." U.S. Trade Pressure on Korea Escalates (Chosun Ilbo)

55. Welcome To Global Edu-Culture Center
Offers courses for beginner to advanced level.
Since instituted in November 1987, Global Edu-Cultural Center has been educating people to be qualified for the world society that has been changing so rapidly. With over 26 branch institutes located throughout the Republic of Korea, exclusively developed publications, a distinguished Overseas Educational service, and a world renowned Japanese proficiency examination (JTRA), we now find ourselves fully satisfied with our efforts. Although we take great pride in our present standing as an organization equipped with a total system, we still realize that we should make more strides for its further advancement. We now invite you into the new millenium with GECC and confront the world change with grace and confidence.

56. The Culture Net
Presents an index including location and images of archaeological sites and collections from the Neolithic Age to the Joseon Dynasty of North korea.

57. The Culture Net
Presents an index including location and images of archaeological sites and collections from the Neolithic Age to the Joseon Dynasty of South korea.

58. Korea
An ethnographic analysis of the earliest of the presentday nations of the world.
Society-KOREA "Korea was one of the earliest of the present-day nations of the world to emerge and remain clearly on the map of history. By the end of the seventh century it was essentially the same country it is today, in population, underlying culture, language, and general geographical extent" (Reischauer and Fairbank 1960: 411). The country of Korea is located in northeastern Asia on a peninsula extending some 600 miles from Manchuria into the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea (lat. 33 degrees 12 min.-43 degrees 2 min. N by long. 124 degrees 13 min.-130 degrees 54 min. E). Since 1948 the Korean nation has been divided into two political and geographical entities: North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; and South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, with the 38th parallel serving as the line of demarcation. The total area of Korea is 84,822 square miles, of which 38,022 square miles are in the South and 46,800 square miles are in the North. The climate throughout most of the peninsula is hot and humid in summer, cold and dry in winter. The Korean language is classified by the Voegelins within the Altaic language family although they note conflicting views on this matter. There seems to be general agreement that there are seven main dialects of Korean, and that the dialect boundaries generally correspond to the traditional provincial boundaries (Voegelin 1977: 18-19). Evidently all of these dialects are mutually intelligible except perhaps for that of Cheju Island; however, there may be sufficient divergence to cause some initial communication difficulties. As a result of long-continued Chinese influence, a large proportion of the Korean vocabulary (52 percent) consists of words borrowed from the Chinese language, while only a small percent consists of other foreign words. During the period of Japanese occupation (1910-1945), the Japanese language was introduced into the educational system-but with relatively little success. After 1945, English became a second language in the South. In 1974, the population of North Korea was estimated to be 15,510,000, while that of South Korea was estimated at 33,465,000, a combined total of 48,975,000 (Information Please Almanac 1975: 223-24). These figures indicate a much higher population density per square mile in the South than in the North (800.1 vs. 331.4). A key ecological factor is that all of Korea is mountainous, with only a fifth of the land suitable for cultivation. The best cultivable areas are the broad river valleys and wide coastal plans found along the western and southern coasts. According to Reischauer and Fairbank (1960: 400), "The greater agricultural productivity of southern and western Korea, together with their greater accessibility to China and also to Japan, has made these regions the dominant parts of the peninsula throughout history." Regional economic differences have continued into the modern period. After World War II, South Korea, with 43 percent of the land area of the peninsula and over two-thirds of its population, was predominantly agricultural, the major crops being rice, barley, sweet potatoes, and yams. North Korea on the other hand, with 57 percent of the land area but less than one-third of the population, had by far the larger part of the peninsula's industry plus ample hydroelectric resources. Since 1963, however, there has been marked industrial expansion in South Korea, including the rapid development of manufacturing, mining, transportation, and electric power. Many basic aspects of modern Korean culture and social organization are best understood if seen against the background of Korean culture history. Only the briefest outline is possible here, but a good succinct treatment is presented in Reischauer and Fairbank (1960: 394-449); while a more extensive, but highly readable, account is given in Osgood (1951: 133-346). Until the fourth century B.C., Korea was occupied by small, pre-agricultural, tribal groups migrating from northern Asia. Then, Chinese influences, which were to have a profound and continuing impact on Korean history and culture, began to penetrate the peninsula. Partly as a result of these influences, the first truly Korean state, that of Koguryo, was established in the first century B.C. Koguryo was later to see the rise of two rival states, Paekche and Silla. These states formed the famed "Three Kingdoms" of Korean history. Eventually, Silla conquered its rivals and the first political unification of Korea was achieved under the Silla dynasty in the seventh century A.D. It was during the period of this dynasty that Mahayana Buddhism and its related art forms diffused from China into Korea. The Silla dynasty gave way to the Koryo dynasty (918-1392), which, after a period of Mongol domination, was replaced by the Yi dynasty (1392-1910). The Yi dynasty, which lasted over 500 years until the Japanese annexation in 1910, saw the development of many socio-cultural patterns that continue to have a significant influence in modern Korean life. Among the main factors were (1) the establishment of the national capitol at Seoul; (2) the introduction of Confucianism, accompanied by the decline of Buddhism; (3) the invention of a precise phonetic system for writing the Korean language (later called han'gul); (4) the creation of a strong, bureaucratic central government; and, perhaps most importantly, (5) the full elaboration of a pervasive and complex system of social stratification. The stratification system consisted of a hierarchical series of status groups, usually referred to as "classes" in the literature, sanctioned and supported by Confucian precepts. At the top of the hierarchy, immediately below the King and his royal clan, were the yangban or upperclass, consisting of civil and military officials and the large landowners. There was a sharp social cleavage between the yangban and their fellow Koreans. They were distinguished from the rest of the population by high prestige, power, wealth, dress, social behavior, and education which was primarily in Confucian classics and etiquette. Next in order were the chungin or "middle people," a small group composed of petty government functionarieslawyers, bookkeepers, interpreters, copyists, astronomers, painters, doctors, etc. Below the chungin came the vast bulk of the society made up of commoners (sangmin). These were the artisans, merchants, and farmers. At the bottom of the scale was a large "low-born" class called ch'onmin, which included slaves and members of such outcaste occupations as actors, kisaeng (female entertainers comparable to the Japanese geishas), female shamans (mudang), basket weavers, and butchers. Generally, mobility between strata was very restricted (cf. Reischauer and Fairbank 1960: 428; and Koh 1959: 70-117). One of the most distinctive characteristics of traditional Korea (which it shared with Imperial China) was that although a striking rural-urban gap existed in terms of standards and styles of living, the kind of sharp cultural discontinuity between village and city that Redfield (1956) emphasizes, does not seem to be really applicable to pre-modern Korean society. The cultural patterns that Redfield differentiates with the concepts of the "great" (urban) and "little" (rural) traditions (Redfield 1956: esp. 70-71) existed together in cities, towns, and villages. "Men of letters moved back and forth frequently from rural to urban settings, while classical learning, the arts, religion, and philosophy flourished under thatched roofs as well as behind city walls" (Brandt 1971: 33-34). According to Brandt, it was only with the adoption of a progress- and change-oriented ideology during the last 50 years or so under Japanese and American influence, that contrasts between rural and urban "designs for living" have been intensified. It is obviously impossible to do justice here to the cultural changes and range of life styles which have developed in Korea since the end of the Yi dynasty. For detailed information, the reader may consult two useful handbooks which have been written on North and South Korea, respectively (cf. Clare et al. 1969; and Shinn et al. 1969). Other major source include Osgood (1951) and Dallet (1874). Most foreign observers have emphasized rural Korea's cultural homogeneity. One village seems very much like another with regard to language, food, architecture, family organization, folklore, technology, and clothes. Nevertheless, there are important provincial and local differences at both the sociocultural and psychocultural levels. At the core of village organization is a segmentary, exogamous, patrilineal lineage system. Meticulous, written lineage genealogies (chokpo) validate a person's membership in a lineage. Each lineage traces its affiliation with one of the traditional status groups or social classes. The importance of this status differential emerges clearly in Kim Taek Kyoo's study of the village of Hahoe Dong (Kim 1964). This village is the traditional ritual center of the Yu lineage, which claims numerous ancestors in high official positions during the Yi dynasty. Fifty-eight percent of the 166 village households are members of this lineage, but the extent of lineage domination is emphasized more strikingly by the fact that its members control 87 percent of the village land, even after land reform. "Discrimination along traditional class lines is still strong: intermarriage between descendants of the Yu aristocrats and commoner residents of the village never occurs, and members of this kinship group retain a monopoly of prestige, wealth, and power" (Brandt 1971: 9). Using this combination of lineage and class composition, Lee Man-Gap (1960) distinguishes three broad categories of village organization: (1) villages where a formerly aristocratic (yangban) lineage is dominant; (2) those where a commoner (sangmin) lineage is dominant; and (3) those where power and wealth are divided. The third dimension of variation has been formulated by Brandt as two opposing ethical or value systems which affect ordinary, everyday behavior. One is formal and explicit; it is largely lineage-oriented and embodies a clearly structured hierarchical system of rank and authority that is closely linked with Korean aristocratic traditions. The contrasting system reflects an egalitarian community ethic; it is informal and has no set code of moral principles, although many aspects of it are expressed in proverbs and other folk sayings. Among the important values are mutual assistance and cooperation among neighbors, hospitality, generosity, and tolerance in dealing with both kin and non-kin. Which ethical system is dominant in a village makes a great deal of difference in the quality of life of the villagers. Culture summary by Robert O. Lagace and John M. Beierle Brandt, Vincent S. R. A Korean village between farm and sea. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1971. 12, 242 p., illus., maps, tables. Clare, Kenneth G. Area handbook for the Republic of Korea. By Kenneth G. Clare et al. Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office, 1969. Dallet, Charles. Histoire de l'eglise de Coree V. 1. [A history of the church in Korea]. Paris, Victor Palme, 1874. 192, 387 p. charts, map. Information Please Almanac. New York, 1975. Kim Taek Kyoo. The cultural structure of a consanguineous village Ch'ong Ku University, 1964. (In Korean with English summary.) Koh, Hesung Chun. Religion, social structure and economic development in Yi Dynasty Korea. Dissertation (Sociology) Boston University, 1959. Lee Man-Gap. The social structure of Korean villages. Seoul, Korean Research Center, 1960. (In Korean with English summary.) Osgood, Cornelius. The Koreans and their culture. New York, Ronald Press [1951]. 16, 387 p. illus., maps. Redfield, Robert. Peasant society and culture: an anthropological approach to civilization. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1956. Reischauer, Edwin O. East Asia: the great tradition. By Edwin O. Reischauer and John K. Fairbank. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1960. Shinn, Rinn-Sup. Area handbook for North Korea. By Rinn-Sup Shinn et al. Washington, D. C., U. S. Government Printing Office, 1969. Voegelin, D. F. and F. M. Classification and index of the world's languages. New York, Elsevier, 1977. 7854

59. Culture
South korea, culture, Back to Top. Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianismconstitute the background of modern korean culture. Since
Country Info South Korea Introduction South Korea General Data South Korea Maps South Korea Culture ... South Korea Time and Date South Korea Culture Back to Top Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism constitute the background of modern Korean culture. Since World War II, and especially after the Korean War, the modern trends have rapidly progressed. Traditional thought, however, still plays an important role under the surface. Korea belongs historically to the Chinese cultural realm. After the Three Kingdoms period in particular, Korean culture was strongly influenced by the Chinese, although this influence was given a distinctive Korean stamp. The National Museum of Korea maintains artifacts of Korean culture, including many national treasures, chiefly in the central museum in Seoul; there are branch museums in eight other cities. Archaeological sites include the ancient burial mounds at Kyongju, capital of the Silla (Shilla) kingdom, and Kongju and Puyo, two of the capitals of Paekche. The country’s strong and distinct cultural heritage is respected by the Korean people, and efforts are made by the government to encourage and preserve the traditional arts. Several museums are located in Seoul, including the National Museum (1908), with its extensive collection of Korean cultural and folklore relics; branches of the national museums are located in eight other major cities. “Custom, then, is the great guide of human life,” wrote Scottish philosopher David Hume. Knowing the customs of a country is, in effect, a guide to understanding the soul of that country and its people. The following Sidebar is intended to provide a glimpse into the unique world of this nation’s customs: how people marry, how families celebrate holidays and other occasions, what people eat, and how they socialize and have fun. open sidebar

60. Teach South Korea
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