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Title Korea / Jill Dubois.
Author DuBois, Jill, 1952-
Publication New York : Benchmark Books, 2004.
Edition Second edition.
Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Call # J 951.9 D
Series Cultures of the world
Cultures of the world (2nd ed.)
Note First edition: 1994.
Summary Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Korea.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and index.
Contents Geography: topography; rivers and crater lakes; coastline and islands; climate; flora; fauna; cities -- History: ancient history; the three kingdoms; unified Silla period; Koryo dynasty; Yi dynasty; the Imjin War; Japanese rule; a divided Korea; the Korean War -- Government: the constitution; government; armed forces; political parties -- Economy: industries in South Korea; industries in North Korea; agriculture, fishing, and forestry; transportation; the Korean worker -- Environment: preserving a natural landscape; preservation of a common border; automobiles and air pollution; recycling for zero waste -- Koreans: social system; contemporary social classes; dress -- Lifestyle: Confucianism; families and clans; devotion to parents; friendship; role of women; male-female relationships; kibun; nunchi; interactions with strangers; education; housing; life cycle -- Religion: Shamanism; Buddhism; Taoism; Christianity; new religions -- Language: hangul; vocabulary; structure; names; titles; honorifics; nonverbal communication -- Arts: music; dance; literature painting; sculpture; crafts -- Leisure: sports; traditional pastimes and games -- Festivals: New Year; Tae-bo-rum; Cherry Blossom Festival; Buddha's Birthday; Children's Day; Tan-o Day; Chusok; Christmas -- Food: kimchi; table manners; typical meals; entertaining guests; drinking customs.
Subject Korea.
ISBN 0761417869 (hc.) :
9780761417866 (hc.)

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 Bushwick Juv Non-Fic  J 951.9 D    DUE 08-12-20