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The Koreas

Author: Mary E Connor
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Series: Asia in focus.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:ABC-CLIO
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Presents an authoritative and unprecedented look at the contrasts and similarities between the history, geography, politics, economy, culture, and society of North Korea and South Korea. It offers a wealth of new insights into North Korean life, as well as extensive explorations of Korean music, arts, language, cuisine, and popular culture, including the "Korean wave," which began with the export of Korean  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Koreas.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2009
(DLC) 2009006299
(OCoLC)310959466
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Connor
ISBN: 9781598841619 1598841610
OCLC Number: 630107820
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 499 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. Geography / Mary E. Connor. The Korean peninsula --
Physical geography: North Korea --
Physical geography: South Korea --
Human geography --
2. History / Mary E. Connor. Early Korea --
Koryo dynasty (918-1392) --
Choson dynasty (1392-1910) --
The colonial period (1910-1945) --
Liberation, division, and the beginnings of the Cold War (1945-1950) --
The Korean War (1950-1953) --
A divided Korea: the South Korean experience (1953-2008) --
A divided Korea: the North Korean experience (1953-2008) --
3. Government and politics / Mary E. Connor. The impact of tradition on political development --
The impact of the Japanese colonial period on contemporary life --
The impact on U.S. and Soviet occupation and the Korean War on political development --
A divided people: The South Korean experience (1948-2008) --
A divided people: The North Korean experience (1945-2008) --
4. Economy / Mary E. Connor. Economic development --
Industry --
Labor --
Trade --
5. Society: religion and thought / Mary E. Connor. Introduction --
South Korea --
North Korea --
Social classes and ethnicity / Mary E. Connor. Early Korean history --
The three kingdoms period (57 BCE to 668 CE) --
Unified Silla (668-935 CE) --
Social classes during the Koryo dynasty (918-1392) --
Koryo society during the Yuan dynasty --
Choson dynasty (1392-1910) --
Later Choson dynasty: 1637-1910 --
Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945) --
Division and the Korean War (1945-1953) --
South Korea (1953-present) --
North Korea (1953-present) --
Conclusion --
Women and marriage / Mary E. Connor. The three kingdoms (57 BCE-668 CE) --
Unified Silla (668-935 CD) --
Koryo (918-1392) --
Choson dynasty (1392-1910) --
The opening of Korea and Japanese occupation (late 19th century-1945) --
South Korea (1945-present) --
North Korea (1945-present) --
Education / Mary E. Connor. Koryo --
Choson --
Japanese colonial period --
South Korea --
North Korea --
6. Culture: language / John Song. Introduction --
History of the Korean language --
Some major differences between Korean and Western languages --
Romanization of Korean --
Conclusion --
Etiquette / Mary E. Connor. Introduction: how not to succeed in Korea --
Confucian concepts and values --
How to succeed in Korea --
Literature / Bruce Fulton. Introduction --
The three kingdoms --
Unified Silla --
Koryo --
Early Choson --
Later Choson --
Modern literature --
Literature in North Korea --
Recent developments --
Art and architecture / Meher McArthur. Introduction --
The prehistoric period --
The three kingdoms period --
The unified Silla period (668-935) --
The Koryo period (918-1392) --
The Choson period (1392-1910) --
The modern period (1910- ) --
Music / Dong Suk Kim. Introduction --
National music organizations --
History of traditional Korean music: ancient times to 1945 --
Characteristics of traditional music --
Contemporary music (1945-2008) --
Food / Mary E. Connor. Introduction --
Historical background --
Dietary customs --
Common Korean dishes --
Common beverages --
Ceremonial food: life's milestones --
Holiday festivals and food --
Leisure And Sports / Doug Kim. South Korea: introduction --
Holidays and population migrations --
Traditional leisure --
Board and card games --
Games for girls and women --
Children's games --
Contemporary leisure --
Traditional sports --
Martial arts and martial sports --
Contemporary sports --
Participation in the Olympics --
Korean national sports festival --
Sports in North Korea --
7. Contemporary Issues / Mary E. Connor. South Korea: the younger generation --
North Korea: the younger generation --
The Koreas in the information era --
The Korean wave --
The United States and South Korea: are they drifting apart? --
Contemporary issues with ancient roots --
Facts and figures --
Holidays --
Organizations.
Series Title: Asia in focus.
Responsibility: Mary E. Connor, editor.

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