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  Contemporary culture of North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The desire of the North Korean regime to preserve its version of Korean culture, including many traditional aspects such as food, dress, art, architecture, and folkways, is motivated in part by the historical experience of cultural domination by both the Chinese and the Japanese.
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 Korea's tributary relationship to the China 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/Culture_of_North_Korea   (1229 words)

  
 North Korea - MSN Encarta
Education and culture in North Korea are under state control and are utilized by the governing Korean Workers’ Party regime to indoctrinate and foster its ideology.
Cultural activity is aided, encouraged, and shaped by the government in consonance with its political goals.
Before Kim Il Sung’s death in 1994, executive power in North Korea was vested in a president, who was head of state, and a premier, who was technically head of government.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761555092_3/Korea_North.html   (744 words)

  
 North Korea
North Korea's 1972 constitution was amended in late 1992 and again in 1998.
North Korea's capital and largest city is P'yongyang; other major cities include Kaesong in the south, Sinuiju in the northwest, Wonsan and Hamhung in the east and Chongjin in the north.
North Korea's population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogenous in the world, with only very small Chinese and Japanese communities.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/n/no/north_korea.html   (1988 words)

  
 Korea
Culture of North Korea Since the establishment of the North Korean regime to preserve its version of Korean culture, inc...
Gojong proclaimed the Taegeukgi to be the official flag of Korea on 6 March 1883.
Korea Strait The Korea Strait is a sea passage between the Tsushima Strait, and the West Channel the Korea Strait.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/korea.html   (1417 words)

  
 Korea Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Culture of Japan - After several waves of migrations from the Asian continent and nearby Pacific islands, followed by heavy importation of culture from China and Korea, the inhabitants of Japan experienced a long period of relative isolation from the outside world until the arrival of the "Black Ships" and the Meiji era.
North Korea, a land of striking beauty and ancient culture, is today one of the latter.
North Korea, a land of striking beauty and ancient culture, is today one of the first, most widely-read and respected histories of Korea, Ki-baik Lee's "Han'guksa Sillon has been translated into English by Edward W. Wagner.
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 Culture of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
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.
Hwaseong is the fortification of the city Suwon south of Seoul in South Korea.
This kingdom was one of the strongest in the north east of China and the Korean peninsula between the 5th and 7th century AD.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Korean_culture   (3268 words)

  
 Culture of North Korea - Alternative name, History and ethnic relations
North Korea is a new state, founded in 1948 as a result of the postcolonial settlement handed down by the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR).
At the founding of North Korea in 1948, it was the only city located in the northern half of the peninsula that had a notable historical heritage going back to the premodern era.
North Koreans are strongly loyal to Kim Il Sung's family, and often refer to North Korea as "one big revolutionary family" with Kim Il Sung as household head.
www.everyculture.com /Ja-Ma/North-Korea.html   (7048 words)

  
 Wikinfo | North Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union north of the 38th Parallel and by the United States south of the 38th parallel, but the United States and the Soviet Union were unable to agree on implementation of Joint Trusteeship over Korea.
North Korea was ruled from 1948 by Kim Il-sung until his death on July 8, 1994.
North Korea's capital and largest city is P'yŏngyang; other major cities include Kaesŏng in the south, Shinŭiju in the northwest, Wŏnsan and Hamhŭng in the east and Ch'ŏngjin in the northeast.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=North_Korea   (2535 words)

  
 Culture of Korea
The culture of Korea is shared by South Korea and North Korea, but there are regional differences.
With the Japanese invasion in Korea in the 16th century, many leading potterists were brought to Japan where they nurtured the growth of Japanese ceramics.
The Complex of Koguryo Tombs lies in North Korea.
pedia.newsfilter.co.uk /wikipedia/c/cu/culture_of_korea.html   (3164 words)

  
 Asia Times - News and analysis from Korea; North and South
But most are familiar with United States charges that North Korea has weapons of mass destruction, and they might also be used to thinking of the communist nation as a serious threat.
The documentary discusses the life of modern North Koreans and their problems: the lack of electricity and hot water, the famines caused by massive flooding at the end of the last decade and the economic crisis precipitated by the loss of the country's main ally, the Soviet Union.
North Koreans feel that they are under siege and respond accordingly, she said in an interview.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/EK13Dg05.html   (684 words)

  
 About North Korea - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
North Korea is on the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula that extends 1,100 km from the Asian mainland.
North Korea's capital and largest city is P'yŏngyang; other major cities include Kaesŏng in the south, Sinŭiju in the northwest, Wŏnsan and Hamhŭng in the east and Ch'ŏngjin in the northeast.
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.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/North-Korea.html   (1021 words)

  
 Cannabis Culture Forums: North Korea...Again
North Korea's regular army consists of 4 corps in the front area, 8 corps in the rear area, one tank corps, 5 armored corps, 2 artillery corps, and 1 corps for the defense of Pyongyang, South Korea has 19 infantry divisions whereas North Korea has 80 divisions and brigades.
North Korea has 2 artillery corps and 30 artillery brigades equipped with 120mm self-propelled guns, 152mm self-propelled mortars, 170mm guns with a range of 50 km, 240 mm multiple rocket launchers with a range of 45 km, and other heavy guns.
North Korea sent 25 pilots to Syria during the 3rd Arab-Israeli war of 1966, and 30 pilots to Egypt and Syria during the 4th Arab-Israeli war of 1973.
www.cannabisculture.com /forums/showflat.php?Number=522963   (6911 words)

  
 North Korea Flag,North Korea Map, North Korea Culture : SphereInfo.com
North Korea is estimated to be 80 per cent uninhabitable mountains, compared to a mere 70 per cent uninhabitable land in the south.
But much of North Korea's sheer inaccessibility saved it, and the northern and eastern regions of the country are mostly rugged mountains with dense forests, not well suited to agriculture or easy to exploitation.
He was a fierce nationalist who was convinced of the superiority of Korean culture: North Koreans were told that they were ethnically superior, that their country was the best in the world and Kim Il-sung was the greatest man who ever lived.
www.sphereinfo.com /north_korea   (960 words)

  
 North Korea: History
June 25, 1950 North Korea attacked the south in the "Fatherland Liberation War" with a laudable goal to liberate and ultimately save the South Koreans from what they felt was an oppressive foreign government, the United States (the United States still occupies South Korea today).
As a result North Korea is still suffering from the affects of the flood and famine in 1994 because it had already used up most of its pre-flood grain reserves and had no credit standing in the world market to finance emergency food imports.
North Korea remains one of the least understood countries in the world and such a country, with such violence and corruption could hardly be considered a morning calm.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~avbogusk/classweb/northkorea/history.html   (2074 words)

  
 Korea, North: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
In late December 2002, North Korea expelled UN weapons inspectors from the country, and in Jan. 2003 it announced it was officially withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
A breakthrough was finally made in February 2007, when North Korea agreed to dismantle its nuclear facilities and allow international inspectors to enter the country in exchange for about $400 million in oil and aid.
North Korea, one of the world's most secretive societies, has been accused of egregious human-rights violations, including summary executions, torture, inhumane conditions in prison camps, which hold up to 200,000 prisoners, and denial of freedom of expression and movement.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107686.html   (1640 words)

  
 Windows on Asia
According to North Korean sources, at the time of North Korea's establishment, two-thirds of school-age children did not attend primary school, and most adults, numbering 2.3 million, were illiterate.
Freedom to practice religion does not exist in North Korea with the communist regime forbidding it in favor of a doctrine that is based on the "juche" idea, which preaches self-reliance and is focused on furthering the interests of the revolution.
In light of Korea's tributary relationship to China during the Choson Dynasty, it is significant that the section of the hall devoted to gifts from China is the largest.
www.isp.msu.edu /asianstudies/wbwoa/eastasia/NorthKorea/culture.html   (3527 words)

  
 Culture of North Korea
During the period of Japanese domination (1910-45), the colonial regime attempted to force Koreans to adopt the Japanese language and culture.
Foreign imperialists, especially the Japanese and the Americans, are depicted as heartless monsters; revolutionary heroes and heroines are seen as saintly figures who act from the purest of motives.
P'yongyang and other large cities offer the broadest of a necessarily narrow selection of cultural expression.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/culture_of_north_korea   (1182 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - No progress in North Korea, Japan abductee talks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The meeting came amid anxiety in Japan after the government said Thursday that North Korea might be preparing to test a short-range missile — a possible violation of a 2002 moratorium.
The North began presenting a report on a promised investigation into the fate of 10 missing Japanese, but gave no indication it was still holding any who were alive, the Yomiuri said.
North Korea rattled Tokyo in 1998 when it test-fired a missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-09-25-nkorea-japan_x.htm   (570 words)

  
 North Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
North Korea travel guide with information on tours and much more.
North Korea emerged in 1948 amid the chaos following the end of World...
In the remote north-eastern corner of North Korea, close to the border of Russia and China, is...
www.door-entry-systems-uk.co.uk /doorentry/north_korea.html   (510 words)

  
 North Korea Culture
North Korea A country of northeast Asia on the Korean Peninsula.
History of North Korea and Population of North Korea and WHO...
All traditional religion in North Korea, however, is...
www.business-centres-london-uk.co.uk /businesslondon/north_korea_culture.html   (491 words)

  
 Goethe Institute Opens Center in North Korea | Culture & Lifestyle | Deutsche Welle |
Although North Korean authorities agreed to give the Goethe Institute complete control over which media to feature, the new reading room in Pyongyang is to be run entirely by local North Korean staff.
For some like Schmelter, this historical parallel is reason enough to see the opening of the Goethe Institute in North Korea as a source of hope for the future.
Germany’s international cultural organization, the Goethe Institute, is poised to re-open in the Afghan capital of Kabul after 12 years of closure brought on by the rise of the Taliban regime.
www.dw-world.de /dw/article/0,,1224511,00.html   (551 words)

  
 North Korea: Culture
He was a fierce nationalist who was convinced of the superiority of Korean culture: North Koreans were told that they were ethnically superior, that their country was the best in the world and Kim Il Sung was the greatest man who ever lived.
What that all means is that if you have an interest in traditional Korean arts, North Korea is the place to see them.
All traditional religion in North Korea, however, is regarded as an expression of 'feudal mentality', an obsolete force opposing political revolution, social liberation, economic development and independence.
www-personal.umich.edu /~naomilk/blogger/2004/10/culture.html   (253 words)

  
 Korea WebWeekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
However, it is unlikely that she sank or burned down, because she had a thick iron hull, not easily burnable, and besides, she was stuck in the river mud when she was attacked and could not have sunk any deeper.
08/13 North Korea announces rare amnesty amid pressure over human rights (Yahoo) -- The country's parliament issued a decree to grant "a great amnesty" to mark the 60th anniversaries of the establishment of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea and the liberation of Korea from 45 years of Japanese colonial rule.
08/12 North Korea's Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy (OhmyNews) -- At the first stage of the fourth-round talks, the North argued that it should be guaranteed the right for a peaceful nuclear program as a sovereign state.
www.kimsoft.com /korea.htm   (1113 words)

  
 North Korea as Glimpsed Through a Spectacle - New York Times
The Mass Games are the result of millions of hours of preparation and training, some of which are witnessed here as the two girls report for rehearsals that, as the games draw near, can last up to 10 hours a day.
In interviews, the girls' parents openly discuss some of the hardships of life in North Korea, including the famine of the mid-1990's, referred to as the Arduous March.
Whatever political critique the film may contain is left implicit in the jaw-dropping final sequence, in which the girls, along with hundreds of thousands of their compatriots, finally perform their long-rehearsed dance at the Mass Games before an audience of bored-looking military bureaucrats, one of whom is seen consulting his watch during the show.
www.nytimes.com /2005/08/10/movies/10mind.html?ex=1281326400&en=149d387360a24d01&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (468 words)

  
 Culture of Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The culture of South Korea is shared with that of North Korea, but there are regional differences (see also Culture of North Korea).
The relicts found of the Bronze Age, however, are distinctive and more elaborate.
There are a number of designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in South Korea.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/c/cu/culture_of_korea.html   (2948 words)

  
 1Up Travel : North Korea - History and Culture of North Korea.
And they prove that the Korean Nation is a single nation with a long history developed from the primitive age to the modern age.
Cultural activity is aided and encouraged by the government.
Korean culture, including many traditional aspects such as food, dress, art, architecture, and folkways, is motivated in part by the historical experience of cultural domination by both the Chinese and the Japanese.
www.1uptravel.com /international/asia/north-korea/history-culture.html   (302 words)

  
 Directory - Regional: Asia: North Korea: Society and Culture
North Korean Studies  · cached · Articles and links to Web sites about contemporary North Korean society and politics, relations with Russia and Australia, and Soviet Koreans.
THINK - Their Home Isn't North Korea  · cached · A non-profit organization based in Tokyo with information and resources on the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea.
CNN Factsheet - One of the World's Most Secretive Nations  · cached · North Korea is one of the world's most authoritarian and secretive nations, with an economy in dire straits after decades of mismanagement.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=171409   (363 words)

  
 Culture of Korea - Gurupedia
The culture of Korea is shared by South Korea and North Korea, but there are regional differences.
With the Japanese invasion in Korea in the 16th century, many leading potterists were brought to Japan where they nurtured the growth of Japanese ceramics.
This kingdom was one of the strongest in the north east of China and the Korean peninsula between the 5th and 7th century AD.
www.gurupedia.com /c/cu/culture_of_korea.htm   (3019 words)

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