Culture and Customs of Korea (Culture and Customs of Asia) by Donald N. Clark

By Donald N. Clark

Culture and Customs of Korea is a superb advent to the Korean humans and their faith, arts and literature, way of life, and customs. It provides crucial studies that experience formed existence in either North and South Korea this day. those contain the migration of the folks from farms within the geographical region to crowded urban flats, the results of swift industrialization, and the ongoing trauma of the country's department. obtainable and hugely authoritative, Culture and Customs of Korea may be the final resource for college kids and different readers to benefit approximately a tremendous Asian society and the place of birth of the numerous Korean Americans.

For centuries, even if strongly prompted via the chinese language, Koreans have maintained a different civilization with their very own language, social association, foodstuff, nationwide dress, political associations, and customs. The disruptions of the twentieth century have incorporated a protracted and tough interval of international rule and a devastating civil struggle. in spite of the fact that, Koreans proceed to prize their conventional tradition, and the more youthful generations have embraced Koreanness with a decision to say Korea's position on the planet. Culture and Customs of Korea artfully depicts the previous and found in North and South Korea with chapters at the tale of the Korean humans, concept and faith, arts and literature, acting arts, everyday life and folkways, lifestyles in a Korean village, lifestyles in city Korean, and gender, marriage, and the lives of Korean girls. A chronology and word list complement the text.

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