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New Writing From Korea

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131478831
Genre : Korean literature
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Writing Women In Korea

Author : Theresa Hyun
ISBN : 0824826779
Genre : Social Science
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Writing Women in Korea explores the connections among translation, new forms of writing, and new representations of women in Korea from the early 1900s to the late 1930s. It examines shifts in the way translators handled material pertaining to women, the work of women translators of the time, and the relationship between translation and the original works of early twentieth-century Korean women writers. The book opens with an outline of the Chosôn period (1392-1910), when a vernacular writing system was invented, making it possible to translate texts into Korean--in particular, Chinese writings reinforcing official ideals of feminine behavior aimed at women. The legends of European heroines and foreign literary works (such as those by Ibsen) translated at the beginning of the twentieth century helped spur the creation of the New Woman (Sin Yôsông) ideal for educated women of the 1920s and 1930s. The role of women translators is explored, as well as the scope of their work and the constraints they faced as translators. Finally, the author relates the writing of Kim Myông-Sun, Pak Hwa-Sông, and Mo Yun-Suk to new trends imported into Korea through translation. She argues that these women deserve recognition for not only their creation of new forms of writing, but also their contributions to Korea’s emerging sense of herself as a modern and independent nation.

Narratives Of Nation Building In Korea

Author : Sheila Miyoshi Jager
ISBN : 9781317464129
Genre : Education
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This book offers new insight on how key historical texts and events in Korea's history have contributed to the formation of the nation's collective consciousness. The work is woven around the unifying premise that particular narrative texts/events that extend back to the premodern period have remained important, albeit transformed, over the modern period and into the contemporary period. The author explores the relationship between gender and nationalism by showing how key narrative topics, such as tales of virtuous womanhood, have been employed, transformed, and re-deployed to make sense of particular national events. Connecting these narratives and historic events to contemporary Korean society, Jager reveals how these "sites" - or reference points - were also successfully re-deployed in the context of the division of Korea and the construction of Korea's modern consciousness.

Korean And Korean American Life Writing In Hawai I

Author : Heui-Yung Park
ISBN : 9781498507684
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'i looks at self-representing genres such as lyric poems, oral history, autobiography, and memoirs written by Korean and Korean Americans from the early twentieth century to the present in order to explore how these people have shaped their individual or collective identities. This study has three main areas of emphasis: Hawai’i, Korean language and culture, and life writing, and with these three areas, this book explores the continuities and discontinuities of diasporic identity formation.

History Of Writing

Author : Steven Roger Fischer
ISBN : 9781861895882
Genre : Literary Collections
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From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of information storage, Fischer focuses on the emergence of complete writing systems in Mesopotamia in the fourth millennium BC. He documents the rise of Phoenician and its effect on the Greek alphabet, generating the many alphabetic scripts of the West. Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese writing systems are dealt with in depth, as is writing in pre-Columbian America. Also explored are Western Europe's medieval manuscripts and the history of printing, leading to the innovations in technology and spelling rules of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Understanding Korean Literature

Author : Hung-Gyu Kim
ISBN : 9781315285313
Genre : Political Science
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This study examines the development and characteristics of various historical and contemporary genres of Korean literature. It presents explanations on the development of Korean literacy and offers a history of literary criticism, traditional and modern, giving the discussion an historical context.

Explore Korea Through Statistics

Author : Statistics Korea(South Korean National Statistics Office)
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Explore Korea through Statistics 2014 is published to help foreign readers understand social and economic phenomena of Korea by Statistics Korea. Brief explanations are given with statistical tables, graphs and figures for better understanding of readers. The book presents various information on land, population, economy, society and culture to help readers grasp the Korean society easily. 1. Land and Climate 2. Population 3. Labor 4. Prices and Household Economy 5. National Account 6. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 7. Manufacturing 8. Construction 9. Energy 10. Transportation and Infor-Communications 11. Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments 12. Public Finance and Financial Institutions 13. Health and Welfare 14. Environment 15. Education and R&D 16. Diplomacy and Two-Korea Issues 17. Culture and Tourism

The Korean Language

Author : Iksop Lee
ISBN : 9780791491300
Genre : Social Science
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An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.

Korea

Author : Keith Pratt
ISBN : 9781136793936
Genre : Social Science
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Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers, and will also be of interest to the general reader. Entries provide factual information and contain suggestions for further reading. A name index and comprehensive cross-reference system make this an easy to use, multi-purpose guide for the student of Korea in the broadest sense.

K Literature

Author : Korean Culture and Information Service (South Korea)
ISBN : 9788973755677
Genre : Korean literature
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Literature can do a lot to help people in this social environment bridge their differences and avoid conflict. So globalizing Korean literature is about more than just exporting Korean books?it is about creating an environment where the people of the world can share their true feelings. Its reach could be broader still, when more active use is made of literature’s inherent potential: the force of a beautiful sentence, the powerful desire to communicate, the hope of making people happier. This is the engine that will power Korean literature in the century to come. Breaking National Boundaries and Language Barriers New Faces and Pages in Global Literature Foreign Perspectives on Korean Literature A History of Korean Literature Elan and Elation (Pre-“Enlightenment” Korea) Origins and Development of Modern Literature (Enlightenment to 1920s) K-Literature Finds Its Footing / Golden Age (1930s and 1940s) Liberation and Division / National Literature (1950s and 1960s) Industralization, Light and Shadow / The Desire for Democracy (1970s and 1980s) Everyday People / Something for Everyone (1990s to Present) Reaching Out to the World Trends and Achievements in K-Literature Abroad The Public-Private Connection Global Interchange Writers and Works with a Global Following Ko Un and Ten Thousand Lives Yi Chong-jun and This Paradise of Yours Hwang Sok-yong and The Old Garden, Shim Chong Yi Mun-yol and Our Twisted Hero Oh Jung-hee and The Bird Lee Seung-u and The Reverse Side of Life Shin Kyung-sook and Please Look After Mom Kim Young-ha and I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

Asian American Society

Author : Mary Yu Danico
ISBN : 9781452281896
Genre : Reference
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Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with 75 video clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Available in both print and online formats, this collection of essays is a must-have resource for general and research libraries, Asian American/ethnic studies libraries, and social science libraries.

Writing Systems Reading Processes And Cross Linguistic Influences

Author : Hye K. Pae
ISBN : 9789027264053
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book provides readers with a unique array of scholarly reflections on the writing systems of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in relation to reading processes and data-driven interpretations of cross-language transfer. Distinctively broad in scope, topics addressed in this volume include word reading with respect to orthographic, phonological, morphological, and semantic processing as well as cross-linguistic influences on reading in English as a second language or a foreign language. Given that the three focal scripts have unique orthographic features not found in other languages – Chinese as logography, Japanese with multi-scripts, and Korean as non-Roman alphasyllabary – chapters expound script-universal and script-specific reading processes. As a means of scaling up the body of knowledge traditionally focused on Anglocentric reading research, the scientific accounts articulated in this volume importantly expand the field’s current theoretical frameworks of word processing to theory building with regard to these three languages.

Korea Briefing

Author : David R. McCann
ISBN : 1563248867
Genre : History
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Korea Briefing examines a period of far-reaching change in the two Koreas. Kim Il-Sung's death has marked the end of a political regime that dominated the North since before the Korean War. In the South, internal political challenges, difficult North-South issues such as economic relations, and new relationships with China, Russia, and other countries forecast momentous changes. Chapters on recent events, the state of current economic, political and international relations, and the directions of bellwether reforms in language policy and education are at the core of this study.

Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Korea

Author : James E. Hoare
ISBN : 9780810870932
Genre : History
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The Korean Peninsula lies at the strategic heart of East Asia, between China, Russia, and Japan, and has been influenced in different ways and at different times by all three of them. Across the Pacific lies the United State, which has also had a major influence on the peninsula since the first encounters in the mid-nineteenth century. Faced by such powerful neighbors, the Koreans have had to struggle hard to maintain their political and cultural identity. The result has been to create a fiercely independent people. If they have from time to time been divided, the pressures towards unification have always proved strong. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of Korea.

The Power Of The Brush

Author : Hwisang Cho
ISBN : 9780295747828
Genre : History
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"Focusing on the ways written culture interacts with philosophical, social, and political changes, The Power of the Brush examines the social effects of an "epistolary revolution" in sixteenth-century Korea and adds a Korean perspective to the evolving international discourse on the materiality of texts. It demonstrates how innovative uses of letters and the appropriation of letter-writing practices empowered cultural, social, and political minority groups: Confucians who did not have access to the advanced scholarship of China; women using vernacular Korean script, who were excluded from the male-dominated literary culture, which used Chinese script; and provincial literati, who were marginalized from court politics. The physical peculiarities of new letter forms such as spiral letters, the cooptation of letters for purposes other than communication, and the rise of diverse political epistolary genres combined to form a revolution in letter writing that challenged traditional values and institutions. New modes of reading and writing that were developed in letter writing precipitated changes in scholarly methodology, social interactions, and political mobilization. Even today, remnants of these traditional epistolary practices endure in media and political culture, reverberating in new communications technologies"--

The Korean Language

Author : Iksop Lee
ISBN : 0791448320
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.

Writing And Literacy In Chinese Korean And Japanese

Author : Insup Taylor
ISBN : 9789027217943
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population.They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users.Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.

Science And Technology In Korean History

Author : Sŏng-nae Pak
ISBN : 9780895818386
Genre : History
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Originally this book was published in Korea under the title "Were There Sciences in Korean History?" in Korean. The author selected two dozen topics from the history of science in Korea, to present a "survey" of Korean science to the general public. Now this is translated into English for international readers, with slight modifications to the original Korean version. This is author's way of interpreting Korea's proud scientific traditions, as well as his interpretations of why Korea had to be late in the introduction of advanced Western sciences in the nineteenth century and thereafter, hopefully for the better understanding of Korean history for the general readers, as much as professional historians.

North Korea Handbook

Author : Yonhap News Agency, Seoul
ISBN : 0765635232
Genre : History
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This is a timely and comprehensive guide to one of the most volatile, misunderstood, and potentially dangerous states in the world, and one of great strategic importance to U.S. interests in Asia. Featuring a detailed "who's who" section, it covers politics, the economy, the military, education, and culture, and provides numerous vital statistical data.

Area Handbook For Korea

Author : American University (Washington, D.C.). Foreign Areas Studies Division
ISBN : UIUC:30112104083230
Genre : Korea
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