Download e-book for kindle: Busy Koreans: Essays on Contemporary Culture and Society of by Hyewon Kang Kim

By Hyewon Kang Kim

ISBN-10: 8976418581

ISBN-13: 9788976418586

This booklet Busy Koreans is the English variation of an award-winning Korean e-book To Have Dim Sum for Jeomsim, which was once chosen for The Year’s first-class Books within the social technological know-how class by means of the Ministry of tradition, activities and Tourism of the Korean govt in 2013.

This booklet comprises 5 chapters. the 1st bankruptcy, entitled The Ever-evolving Nature of tradition, is designed to provide an explanation for the fundamental attributes of tradition ahead of discussing every one cultural element in higher aspect. the themes that might be mentioned listed here are: how East Asian tradition has been tormented by Orientalism, how monetary improvement has encouraged cultural alterations in South Korea and China, what secrets and techniques are at the back of the Korean Wave, why South Korean literature has been so severe, why golfing has develop into a standing image in South Korea, and some more.

The moment bankruptcy, entitled The methods of considering, covers East Asians’ ideals. the themes that would be mentioned during this bankruptcy are: why South Koreans percentage a robust feel of staff recognition, how Confucian traditions have affected South Koreans, why Christianity has develop into so well known in South Korea and China, what myths South Koreans have, why South Koreans have an inferiority advanced of a marginal nation, and so on.

East Asian’s linguistic behavior can be throughly tested within the 3rd bankruptcy. when you consider that i've been doing a examine on Korean linguistics as part of my doctoral thesis, this bankruptcy could be a little bit extra scholarly than the others. the subjects that might be defined during this bankruptcy are: why South Koreans use chinese language characters below the japanese, why South Koreans name their kingdom the kingdom of the Han, and the way chinese language characters and the Korean alphabet have encouraged the evolution of the Korean language, and so on.

The rituals and way of life of East Asians can be in comparison within the fourth bankruptcy. right here, fairs, meals tradition, the approach to life of sitting at the flooring and ingesting conduct can be mentioned. This booklet additionally covers the present social concerns in South Korea within the final bankruptcy, entitled figuring out Social concerns via tradition. during this bankruptcy, the social matters similar to credentialism, lookism, mammonism and regionalism can be explained.

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