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Overview

For centuries, although strongly influenced by the Chinese, Koreans have maintained a unique civilization with their own language, social organization, food, national costume, political institutions, and customs. The disruptions of the 20th century have included a long and difficult period of foreign rule and a devastating civil war. However, Koreans continue to prize their traditional culture, and the younger generations have embraced Koreanness with a determination to assert Korea's place in the world. Culture and Customs of Korea artfully depicts the past and present in North and South Korea with chapters on the story of the Korean people, thought and religion, arts and literature, performing arts, daily life and folkways, life in a Korean village, life in urban Korean, and gender, marriage, and the lives of Korean women. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313304569
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2000
  • Series: Culture and Customs of Asia
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
The Story of the Korean People
Thought and Religion
Arts and Literature
Performing Arts
Daily Life and Folkways
Life in a Korean Village
Life in Urban Korea
Gender, Marriage, and the Lives of Korean Women
Greater Korea: Looking Ahead
Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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