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An illustrated Guide to Korean Culture
Price per Unit (piece): KRW 12,900
USD 10.10
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.


Introduction  7


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



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



Calligraphy  100

Ceramics  104

Dances  109

Colors and Patterns  113

Musical Instruments  116

Songs  120

Scholar and Court Paintings  123

Folk Paintings  128



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



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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