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An Introduction to Korean Culture
An Introduction to Korean Culture
An Introduction to Korean Culture
Item#: 1565910869
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Product Description
by John H. Koo & Andrew C. Nahm (editors) size: 23x16cm 480pages. publisher: Hollym, 2000 (3rd printing).

About this book
This book is intended to meet the needs of the general reader. Major aspects of traditional, as well as modern Korean culture are discussed reputable scholars specializing in particular fields, and each chapter is prepared specifically to introduce a particular aspect of culture. A brief survey of Korean history and other cultural information are provided to enable the reader to fully appreciate the roots of Korean culture and the ways in which it has grown and transformed throughout the ages. For those who wish to continue their quest for greater knowledge, a selected bibliography is provided at the end of each chapter.

Contents
1. The Land, Climate, and People
2. History
3. Language
4. Folk Beliefs and Shamanism
5. Confucianism
6. Buddhism
7. Christianity
8. Korean Culture and Worldview
9. Political Tradition and Contemporary Politics and Government
10. Politics in South Korea since 1993
11. Traditional Culture and Society
12. Education
13. Painting
14. Traditional Music and Dance
15. Stone Pagodas and Buddha Images
16. Architecture and House Furniture
17. Traditional Ceramics
18. Papermaking and Printing
19. Oral Literature
20. Modern Poetry and Literature
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