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An illustrated Guide to Korean Culture
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Author: Benjamin Joinau
Publisher: Seoul Selection
Pub. Date: Mar 2015
Pages: 211
Cover: Softcover
Dimensions (in inches): 5 x 7.7 x 0.5
ISBN: 9781624120336
Language: English
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How Much Do You Think You Know about Korea?
Get a glimpse of the many faces of Korea in illustration form

Kimchi, K-pop, taekwondo, Samsung
the images that most people get when they think of Korea dont stray much beyond the usual ones. But there are so many more fascinating sides to Korea. A cultural anthropologist with over 20 years of personal experience in Korea, author Benjamin Joinau introduces readers to the various faces of Korea outside those that Koreans typically like to present, guided by Elodie Dornand de Rouvilles refreshingly original and detailed illustrationsKorean society through the eyes of two foreigners. Grab a copy and let's take a look at the real faces of Korea, past and present.


Content




Introduction  7


Social


Ages of Life and Social Stereotypes  10


Body Language and Salutations  14


Table Setting and Etiquette  18


Markets and Street Vendors  21


Sleeping in Korea  24


Public Baths  28


Modern Housing Styles  32


Wedding and Marriage  38


Funeral Rituals and Ceremonies  42


City Signs and Symbols  45


Everyday Modern Objects  50


 


Cultural


Dishes of Korean Cuisine  56


Pojangmacha and Street Snacks  60


Kimchi  64


Jangdokdae  69


Drinking Culture  72


Festivals and Holidays  77


National Symbols  80


Games  85


The Korean Alphabet, Hangeul  90


Royal Shrine Ancestral Ritual  94


 


Artistic


Calligraphy  100


Ceramics  104


Dances  109


Colors and Patterns  113


Musical Instruments  116


Songs  120


Scholar and Court Paintings  123


Folk Paintings  128


 


Traditional


Women's Costume  134


Men's Costume  138


Men's Hats  142


Martial Arts  146


Everyday Objects of the Old Days  150


House  154


Gentlemen's Quarter Room  158


Furniture  160


Palaces, Fortresses and Gardens  164


 


Spiritual


Religions  170


Shamanism  175


Divination and Geomancy   178


Folk Beliefs  182


Buddhist Temples  186


Statues of Buddha  190


Buddha's Birthday  194


Supernatural Beings  197


Royal Tombs  202


 


Index  206




 
 

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