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Translated by Jung Un and Louis Choi

Korea: In Search of the Country, The Society and the People

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Art.Nr./ISBN: 9788934932369

Verlag: GimmYoung Publishers

Jahr: 2005

Einband: Softcover

Seitenzahl: 236

Sprache: English

Medientyp: Buch

 

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Kartoon Sammlung, 2008, Text in Englisch, 256 Seiten

The Story of Korea as it was never told before!

In Korea, Won-bok Rhie tells the story of the Korean people as it has never been told before. Rhie's personal insights provide a delightful and humorous portrait of the Korean people. It is comical yet serious, well-informed but objective. If you have time for juyt one book on Korea, this is the one!

A book that was published to wide acclaim in Korea in 2002, Korea presents a hilarious and often unflattering look at Korean society and its people. Through skillfully chosen subjects -- e.g., spicy food, education fever, conglomerates, the tension between North and South Korea -- Won-bok Rhie explores the unique manifestations of Korean attitudes that are often misunderstood by foreigners. It is a fascinating exploration of the Korean mindset that weaves together history, sociology and cultural anthropology. The insightful discussions of Korea's place between China and Japan, its more well-known neighbours, also clear the fog away as to who the people of Korea are.

 

Contents
Foreword
Introduction

  1. Neighbours but Strangers: Korea, China and Japan
  2. The Korean People
  3. The Successes and Tribulations of the Koreans
  4. The Long and Treacherous Road to Unification

Translators' Notes: Jung Un
Louis Choi

About the Author

Won-bok Rhie is one of Korea's most famous cartoonists. He is the author of numerous comic books that focus on introducing historical. cultural and economic issues to the layman. He has also run many comic strip series in Korea's most prestigious daily newspapers and magazines.

 

 

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