150813 guide to korean culture ebook

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Academy of Korean Studies Anseong Municipal Namsadang Baudeogi Pungmuldan Bae Bien-U Buyeo National Museum Cheong-ju Early Printing Museum Cheoyongmu Preservation Society Chosunilbo(Newsbank) Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea Dong-A ilbo Duksung Women’s University Museum Gagok Inheritance Center Gangneung Danoje Festival Committee GOLDHANBOK Gongju National Museum Goryeong-gun Gyeongju National Museum Haenam-gun Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea Hahoe Mask Museum Hahoe Village Superintendent’s Office Jeju Chilmeoridang Yeongdeung-gut Preservation Society Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Kansong Arts Museum KING SEJONG the create memorial society Korea Ginseng Corporation Korea Saemaulundong Center Korea Tourism Organization Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies Leeum, Samsung Museum of Arts Lie sang bong Maison de Lee Young Hee Munhwailbo Namhansanseong World Heritage Centre National Folk Museum of Korea National Gugak Center National Museum of Korea National Palace Museum of Korea NEWSIS Park jung min Seo Hae an pungejea Suh jae sik The Independence Hall of Korea The May 18 Memorial Foundation The Museum of Korean Embroidery The traditional Paper Artist Association The Yeongsanjae Ritual Topic Images Woobo Cultural Foundation Yonhap News


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05 Religious Culture in Korea 06 Traditional Korean Sports

Guide to Korean Culture Koreans take great pride in their cultural heritage and for ample reason. The ancient kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla (1st century B.C.-A.D. 7th century) produced some of the world’s most outstanding Buddhist art. Goryeo, the dynasty that ruled Korea from 918 to 1392, produced inlaid celadon ceramics of impeccable beauty and the world’s most comprehensive collection of Buddhist scriptures, the Tripitaka Koreana, flawlessly



carved from over 80,000 woodblocks. Goryeo scholars took the art of printing still further by developing the first movable metal type, two centuries before it appeared in Europe. The monarchs of Joseon, which ruled Korea from 1392 to 1910, also supported the creation of notable firsts: a rain gauge (1441); Hangeul (1443), an alphabet so scientific that modern linguists praise its efficiency; and an ironclad battleship (late 16th century). Over their long history, Koreans have developed a vibrant culture with unique customs that can be found throughout the peninsula and in distant lands where Korean communities continue to pass down traditions. Koreans

01 UNESCO Treasures in Korea

value learning and have earned a reputation for diligence and perseverance. These traits helped foster a culture well suited to the natural surroundings of a mountainous peninsula.

02 Traditional Korean Lifestyle 03 Korean Music and Dance

Revision The following additions were made to 2015 edition : Nanjung Ilgi(the war diary of admiral Yi Sun-sin), the archives of the Saemaul Undong(literally, New Community Movement or New Village Movement), Namhansanseong(NamHansan mountain fortress), Kimjang(the making and sharing kimchi) and Nongak(a dance troupe of traditional farmers, bringing the

04 Traditional Korean Arts

community together in Korea). This book shows the beauty of Korean culture through the updates of the UNESCO World Heritage List, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Memory of the World Register in Korea 2013-2014.

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