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Things Korean
     

Things Korean

by O-Young Lee
 
Containing photographs of everyday, antique objects along with insightful commentary, Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea.

O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey of native objects from Korea, from totems(Changsung) to hair-pins(binyo), crock pots(Changdokdae) to temple bells(Jong), scissors(Kawi)

Overview

Containing photographs of everyday, antique objects along with insightful commentary, Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea.

O-Young Lee, former Korean Minister of Culture gives us a survey of native objects from Korea, from totems(Changsung) to hair-pins(binyo), crock pots(Changdokdae) to temple bells(Jong), scissors(Kawi) to graves(mudon) explaining their significance and place in everyday Korean life.

Each item in the book is listed under its English and Korean name; a glossary is provided to further assist the reader. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 color illustrations, Things Korean is a magnificent celebration of Korean culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462908400
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Literary critic and professor O-Young Lee was born in Onyang, South Chungchong Providence, in 1934. He taught at Ewha Women's University from 1966 to 1989 and served as editor of Munhak Sasang, an important Korean literary magazine. He has also served as editorial writer for several Korean newspapers, including Chosun Ilbo, Hankuk Ilbo, Chungang Ilbo, and Kyonghyang Shinum. He also received a fellowship from Tokyo University in 1980 and taught at Japan's International Research Center for Japanese Studies in 1989. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Lee served as Korea's first Minister of Culture.

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