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Things Korean.

Author: O-Young Lee; John Holstein
Publisher: Boston : Tuttle Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea, presented in an accessible and attractive format. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: O-Young Lee; John Holstein
ISBN: 9781462908400 1462908403
OCLC Number: 811490410
Description: 1 online resource (145 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Contents; Scissors and Their Country Cousin; A Hat of Principle; An Intimate String Instrument; The Egg Crib; The Heaping Measure; The World in a Thimble; The Luster of Lacquer Inlay; Productive Sickle; Paddy Paths; Laundry Bat: The Cudgel Tamed; Friendly Walls; A Long, Long Bamboo Pipe; The Magic Mat; Rice Chest, Heart of the Home; Rice Cake, an Event in Itself; Letter of Unity and Continuity; From Twine to Macrame; Chemistry of the Millstone; A Grave's Grave; Elemental Doors and Windows; Down by the Old Mill; Our Maitreya Bodhisattva; Sister's Wicker Basket; Pants for People. Gourd of BountyThe Boot Sock; Dreamy Pillow Ends; The Lives of a Folding Screen; All-Purpose Wrapper; A Fan for Winter; A Most Communicative Brush; Crossbar in a Hairpin; The Farmers' Band; Ethics of the Floor Table; The Porch's Beams and Rafters; The Old Straw Shoe; Relaxing Wrestling; A Rule-of-Thumb Kite; Coin of Universal Tender; A Game for Only the Strong of Heart; Cushions and Bedding That Will Floor You; Wardrobe Mosaic; The Condiments Boy; Totem Couple; The Temple Bell; A-Frame: Aesthetics at Work; Living Window Paper; The Roofs Hip; The Silk Lantern: Enhancing; the Night. An Obliging Outfit for the LadyKnives and Daggers; The Winnow: Dispersion and Cohesion; Dance of the Mask; Taekwondo: Art in Motion; Yin-Yang's Cartwheel; Nature's Own Pavilion; Tripitaka Koreana: The Sword Conquered; The Wind Bell: Where Fish Swim the Sky; Principles of Hangul Script; Oriental Medicine: Healing Through Words; The Earthenware Vessel; Tiger: Laughter in Brute Force; The Brazier: A Crypt for Fire; Appendix.

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Things Korean is a useful guide to traditional life in Korea, presented in an accessible and attractive format. 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 magnif.

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