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Busy Koreans : Essays on Contemporary Culture and Society of South Korea in East Asian Context
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Author: Hyewon Kang Kim
Publisher: Korea University Press
Pub. Date: Aug 2014
Pages: 192
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 6.29 x 9.17 x 0.78
ISBN: 9788976418586
Language: English
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This book Busy Koreans is the English edition of an award-winning Korean book To Have Dim Sum for Jeomsim, which was selected for The Year’s Excellent Books in the social science category by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Korean Government in 2013.


Preface 

Chapter 1. The Ever-evolving Nature of Culture 
Hierarchy of Cultures 
Culture and Economic Development 
Popular Culture 
Culture and Literature 
Horse Racing and Golf 

Chapter 2. The Ways of Thinking 
Individualism and Collectivism 
The First Confucius Institute 
Church Cross and Fortune Cat 
Horse Riders 
Travelogues 

Chapter 3. Linguistic Culture 
The Korean and Chinese Languages 
Foreign Words and Native Words 
Speech and Writing 

Chapter 4. Lifestyle and Rituals 
Moon Cakes and Songpyun 
Excuses for the Gangneung Dano Festival 
Topoki Research Center and Jjajangmyun Museum 
Siheyuan and Hanok 
Wines 

Chapter 5. Understanding Social Issues through Culture 
Credentials and Looks 
Money 
Local Color 
Impression of South Korea and Its People 

Bibliography 
The Source of the Articles 
Glossary

 
 

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