Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Contemporary culture of South Korea


Related Topics

In the News (Thu 19 Oct 17)

  
  South Korea - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
South Korea can be divided into four general regions: an eastern region of high mountain ranges and narrow coastal plains; a western region of broad coastal plains, river basins, and rolling hills; a southwestern region of mountains and valleys and a southeastern region dominated by the broad basin of the Nakdong River.
South Korea's relations with Japan continue to be turbulent, primarily due to a number of Korean-Japanese disputes stemming from Japanese colonial rule.
South Korea is especially strong in women's golf: over 30 Koreans play on the world's leading women's tour, the LPGA tour in the United States.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/South_Korea   (3588 words)

  
 South Korea - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and terminated by the Korea Strait and the East China Sea to the south.
South Korea's chaebol are often compared with Japan's keiretsu business groupings, the successors to the pre-war zaibatsu ("chaebol" and "zaibatsu" are Korean and Japanese pronunciations of the same Chinese characters).
Korea's population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogeneous in the world, with the only significant minority being a small Chinese community.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/s/o/u/South_Korea_aa29.html   (3380 words)

  
 sociology - South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK; Korean: Daehan Minguk (Hangul: 대한 민국;; Hanja: 大韓民國)), is a country in East Asia, covering the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea ("West Sea") to the west and the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, and terminated by the Korea Strait and the South Sea (East China Sea) to the south.
South Korea's (current) capital and largest city is Seoul in the northwest, other major cities include nearby Incheon, central Daejeon, Gwangju in the southwest and Daegu and Busan in the southeast.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/South_Korea   (2444 words)

  
 ipedia.com: South Korea Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west and the East See(Sea of Japan) to the east, and terminated by the Tsushima Strait and the East China Sea to the south.
South Korea's capital and largest city is Seoul in the northwest, other major cities include nearby Incheon, central Daejeon, Gwangju in the southwest and Daegu and Busan in the southeast.
Korea's population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogenous in the world, with the only minority being a small Chinese community.
www.ipedia.com /south_korea.html   (1611 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Korea News and Korean Business and Economy, Pyongyang News
South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun is unusual as a politician in the media age, both in embracing the potential of the Internet and refusing to pander to the sound bite.
The political culture in South Korea is distinctive in the degree to which poets and novelists play a role; intellectuals such as Rim Jeongnam, husband of the poet Gang Eungyo, and the novelist Kim Jeonghan gave him crucial support.
Korea’s role as a balancer in a world dominated by global capital has trumped the role of the government as a defender of the individual citizen.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/GH10Dg02.html   (6838 words)

  
 South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The United Nations-backed South and the USSR and China-backed North eventually reached a stalemate and an armistice was signed in 1953, splitting the peninsula along the demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel, which had been the original demarcation line.
Main article: Politics of South Korea The head of state of the Republic of Korea is the president, who is elected by direct popular vote for a single five-year term.
South Korea's national language is Korean, a distinct language that linguists have not firmly categorized in any language grouping.
south-korea.iqnaut.net   (2789 words)

  
 Contemporary culture of South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korea's Internet users exceeded the 30-million-mark in the first half of 2004, with the penetration rate exceeding 68 percent in less than ten years since the net's wide introduction.
South Korean colleges are often treated as a release from academic pressure.
South Korea has been highly influenced in recent years by foreign countries; initially the primary influence was from the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contemporary_culture_of_South_Korea   (3151 words)

  
 Culture at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
For example, someone who used 'culture' in the sense of 'cultivation' might argue that classical music "is" more refined than music produced by working-class people such as punk rock or than the indigenous music traditions of aboriginal peoples of Australia.
There resulted a belief in cultural relativism; the belief that one had to understand an individual's actions in terms of his or her culture; that one had to understand a specific cultural artifact (a ritual, for example) in terms of the larger symbolic system of which it forms a part.
Cultural studies developed in the late 20th century, in part through the re-introduction of Marxist thought into sociology, and in part through the of sociology and other academic disciplines such as literary criticism.
www.topfunwebsites.com /guyana/culture.html   (2346 words)

  
 Contemporary culture of North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Not only must the people of South Korea be liberated from foreign imperialism, but also they must be given the opportunity to participate in the creation of a new, but still distinctively Korean, culture.
The role of literature and art in North Korea is primarily didactic; cultural expression serves as an instrument for inculcating Juche ideology and the need to continue the struggle for revolution and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
In light of North Korea's current close relationship to China, and during the Choson Dynasty, it is significant that the section of the hall devoted to gifts from China is the largest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contemporary_culture_of_North_Korea   (1316 words)

  
 South Korea - Gurupedia
The Republic of Korea (ROK; Korean: Daehan Minguk (Hangul: 대한 민국;;
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west and the Sea of Japan to the east, and terminated by the Tsushima Strait and the East China Sea to the south.
Hanja and older people in Korea still prefer to write words in Hanja, as they were strictly forbidden to study and speak the Korean language when Japan ruled.
www.gurupedia.com /s/so/south_korea.htm   (1462 words)

  
 Korea, South: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
South Korea came into being after World War II, the result of a 1945 agreement reached by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference, making the 38th parallel the boundary between a northern zone of the Korean peninsula to be occupied by the USSR and southern zone to be controlled by U.S. forces.
The new republic was proclaimed on Aug. 15 and was recognized as the legal government of Korea by the UN on Dec. 12, 1948.
South Korea's nuclear surprise: as more and more countries adopt the IAEA's Additional Protocol, all kinds of nuclear secrets will......
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107690.html   (1343 words)

  
 sociology - Culture of Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The political differences between the north and the south of the peninsula also mean that there is a different focus on specific aspects of Korean culture.
With the Japanese invasion in Korea in the 16th century, many leading potters were kidnapped to Japan where they originated the creation of Japanese ceramics.
Hwaseong is the fortification of the city Suwon south of Seoul in South Korea.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Culture_of_Korea   (3227 words)

  
 Culture: Korea, South : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library ofCongress)
Click Korea is an online resource developed by the Korea Foundation to meet the need for broader access to information about Korean arts and culture.
The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles is operated by the Korean Ministry of Culture and is dedicated to increasing knowledge about Korean history and culture.
The ministry is responsible for affairs in the areas of culture, the arts, religion, tourism, sports and youth.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/asian/korea/resources/korea-culture.html   (626 words)

  
 Survive Korea: It's all about survival.
UK to Korea; Korea to Australia; Australia to Korea; Korea to NZ; Korea to NZ;...
Among the topics these essays address are: the role of emotion in Korean life, the theme of conformity, the influence of religion, and the nature of the relationship between men and women.
"Lanterns on the River" is thus a hybrid genre, and as such will have appeal not only for scholars of Asia and Korea and students of cultural anthropology and social psychology, but also for the general reader interested in the various dimensions of life in contemporary Korea.
www.survivekorea.com /viewbook.php?id=52   (203 words)

  
 Life in Korea: Korea travel, culture, shopping, information, communities
This is the historice testified partition of the Korean Peninsula and the Cold War.
Korea's long history, agrarian culture, and mix of religions provide a multitude of different festivals and holidays throughout the year.
On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, starting a bloody war lasting more than 3 years and involving more than 20 countries.
www.lifeinkorea.com   (402 words)

  
 Special Edition of African Studies
Post-apartheid South Africa is marked by its rapidly shifting cultural geographies where the position of women illuminates critical issues about how the political and social structure negotiates its contradictions and safe spaces.
While South Africa has the largest percentage of women in parliament in the world, it also has the highest levels of rape.
Works dealing with the ambiguities and complexities of gender in South African culture are sought for a special edition of the interdisciplinary journal African Studies.
www.h-net.org /announce/show.cgi?ID=150523   (442 words)

  
 Lanterns on the River: Essays on Life and Culture in Contemporary South Korea:0739100742:Hoffman, Diane M.:eCampus.com
Lanterns on the River: Essays on Life and Culture in Contemporary South Korea:0739100742:Hoffman, Diane M.:eCampus.com
Hoffman has an anthropologist's interest in cultural meanings and values; however, the book also offers unique insights into themes not commonly addressed in the existing scholarly; literature.
Korea Is Best: National Cultural Identity in the ``Light of the East''
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0739100742   (263 words)

  
 Top20ISouthKorea.com - Your Top20 Guide to South Korea!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Top20ISouthKorea.com - Your Top20 Guide to South Korea!
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국, Daehan Minguk,listen http://encyc.connectonline.com/index.php/Image:Ko-Daehan_Minguk.ogg" title="Image:Ko-Daehan Minguk.ogg">â—¶
With Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore it is known as one of the Four Dragons.
www.top20southkorea.com   (3494 words)

  
 Lanterns on the River: Essays on Life and Culture in Contemporary South KoreaLatest Backpacking News
Lanterns on the River: Essays on Life and Culture in Contemporary South KoreaLatest Backpacking News
Cheap Flights Budget Accommodation Travel Books Travel Forum Contact Us Home → Books → Lanterns on the River: Essays on Life and Culture in Contemporary South Korea
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
www.travelingo.org /books/0739100742   (128 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.