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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words
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by The National Academy of the Korean Lauguage,Jeong-woo Kim (translation)

size: 223*152mm; 479 pages. publisher: Hakgojae, 2002.

About this book

"This book has been prepared with 233 detailed entries within various classifications to explain Korean culture in an easy-to-read style. The inclusiveness of the entries in this book will help those who are interested in Korea to understand its culture and heritage. This book enables the reader to understand Korean culture in relation to its historical background.íŽíŽI hope more people will better understand Korean culture through reading this book and, furthermore, share in and enjoy the beautiful legacy of Korea."
í¬Director General of The National Academy of the Korean Language, Nam Ki-shim

About the authors

The National Academy of the Korean Language
The goal of the National Academy of the Korean Language is to establish language policies which encourage the Korean people to use their language correctly and appropriately. The Academy collects and conducts scientific research on various linguistic and cultural data, and provides guidelines on orthography, Standard Korean.

Huh Chul-gu (Professor of Korean Language and Literature, Changwon National University)
Lee Woon-young (Researcher, The National Academy of the Korean Language)
Oh Kwang Keun (Researcher, The International Korean Language Foundation)
Park Moon-young (Former Investigator, The National Academy of the Korean Language)

Kim Myungja (Professor of Folklore, Andong National University)
Park Eonkon (Professor of Architecture, Hong-ik University)
Park Young-soon (Professor of Human Environment & Design, Yonsei University)
Sung Kyung Rin (Korean Traditional Musician)
Chung Man Jo (Professor of Korean History, Kookmin University)
Chung, Byung Ho (Professor Emeritus of Dance, Chung-Ang University)
Chung, Yang Mo (Former Director General, National Museum of Korea)
Han Bok Jin (Professor of Traditional Korean Dietary Culture, Division of Culture & Tourism, Jeonju University)
Hong Nayoung (Professor of Clothing and Textiles, Ewha Womans University)

Kim Jeong-woo
Dr. Kim is a professor of Korean language and literature at Kyungnam University. He received his BA in English from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and his Ph. D in Korean literature from Seoul National University. He has translated various books including 'Han-gul in the 21st Century'.

Horace H. Underwood & Nancy K. Underwood
Dr. and Mrs. Underwood are professors of English at Yonsei University.

Table of contents

Guide to the Reader

Korean Food
Korean Dress and its Ornaments
Korean Housing Life
The Life of Koreans and their Seasonal Festive Events
Korean Folk Beliefs
The Beauty of Korea
The Symbols and Local Specialties of Korea


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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words (Korean Edition)

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