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The Koreas

Author: Mary E Connor
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2009.
Series: Asia in focus
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asia in Focus: The Koreas is the most complete, accessible, and up-to-date resource available on both North Korea and South Korea.

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Genre/Form: [encyclopédie]
encyclopédie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary E Connor
ISBN: 9781598841602 1598841602
OCLC Number: 716896471
Description: 499 pages : illustrations
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 CE) --
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, ed.

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