Guide to Korean Culture

Guide to Korean Culture

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Guide to Korean Culture by Korean Culture and Information Service

 

Twenty-one aspects of Korean culture are highlighted in this volume along with UNESCO Treasures of Korea. These aspects, or cultural images, which include inlaid celadon ceramics of matchless beauty, the Tripitaka Koreana, the world's most comprehensive compilation of Buddhist scriptures, the world's first movable metal printing type, the world's first rain gauge and hangul, one of the most scientific alphabets and writing system in the world, gives the reader a glimpse of Korea's rich cultural heritage.

Korean take great pride in their cultural heritage and for ample reason. The ancient kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla (1st century BC - AD 7th century) produced some of the world's most outstanding Buddhist arts. Georyeo, the dynasty that ruled Korean from 918 to 1392, produced inlaid celadon ceramics of unexcelled beauty and the Tripitaka Koreana, the world's most comprehensive compilation of Buddhist scriptures, and some 80,000 woodblocks to print it.

 

Contents

Ⅰ. UNESCO Treasures in Korea

Ⅱ. Culture and Customs of Korea
_ Hangeul (The Korean Alphabet)
_ Printing Heritage
_ Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto
_ Jeryeak (The Music of the Jongmyo Anscestral Rites)
_ Traditional Musical Instruments
_ Masks and Mask Dance-Dramas
_ Kimchi and Bulgogi (Two Healthy Korean Foods)
_ Korean Ginseng
_ Hanbok (Korean Dress)
_ Jangsingu (Personal Ornaments)
_ Jasu (Embroidery)
_ Gardens
_ Dancheong (Decorative Coloring Used on Buildings)
_ Patterns
_ Folk Paintings
_ Paper Crafts
_ Korean Seasonal Customs
_ Rites of Passage
_ Shamanism
_ Taekwondo
_ Ssirum (Korean Wrestling)
Details

Perfect Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation; Revised edition (December 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 156591287X
ISBN-13: 978-1565912878

 

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