size: 28.5x22cm 86pages. hardcover. publisher: Hollym, 1991.
About this book
A highlight of Korean lifestyles, history, folktales, poems and songs.
Korea has a long history of trials and tribulations. But whenever the Koreans faced difficulties, they always displayed their hidden power, and they made no compromise in preserving their land, language and other cultural heritage.
Stories included in this volume are those of the people who preserved their nationhood and maintained their unique culture with sound mind and positive purpose even during troubled times. Some songs and poems they loved to sing or recite and some old tales which reflect their wit and humor, together with those which express the human feelings and sentiments of Koreans, are included.
The readers will find some pleasure and gain some lessons through these stories which are touching legacies from Korea's past.
Andrew C. Nahm was born and raised in Korea and went to the United States for his academic degrees of B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian history. He was a Professor of Asian History and Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Western Michigan University. Dr. Nahm published many articles and books on Korea and international relations of Korea. Through his teaching and with lots of publications, Professor Nahm made a significant contribution to the growth of Korean studies in the United States.