Published on February 19, 2014
Eight days a week: Korea’s History & Culture @walter_foreman
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BIG “C” CULTURE: OBJECTIVE CULTURE VISIBLE CULTURE Economic, Educational, Religious, Governmental, Legal, and Political Institutions and Systems; Architecture, Dance, Music, Literature, Culinary Arts, Fashion, Heroes, Holidays, Popular Culture; Age, Ethnicity, Race, Gender Meaning of Time, Space, Life, Death, Myths and Legends, Behaviors, Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, Conflict Resolution, Definition of Right and Wrong, Immigration/Work Status, Marital/Parental Status, Personality and Thinking Style, Education, Sexual Orientation, Group or Individual Roles, Country of Origin small “c” culture: subjective culture „hidden‟ culture
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Non-Koreans in Korea (2000 - 2013) 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Source: Korea Immigration Service 10 11 12 13 14
China 778,113 USA 134,711 Vietnam 120,069
Japan Uzbekistan 56,018 38,515 Thailand Taiwan 55,110 27,698 Philippines Mongolia 47,514 24,175 Indonesia Canada 41,499 23,655
Five Thousand Years of Korean History Year Period / Event 2333 B.C. Go-Joseon 100 B.C. Three kingdoms (Shilla, Baekje and Goguryeo) 935 - 1392 Goryeo Dynasty 1392 – 1910 Joseon Dynasty 1910 1945 Japanese Occupation 1948 Republic of Korea/ Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 1950-1953 Korean war 1988 Summer Olympics 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (IMF) 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2012 First female president elected
Three Kingdoms Era Goguryeo Baekje Shilla
Japanese Rule (1910 – 1945) Japan annexed Korea in 1910 Japan outlawed use of Korean language in an attempt to eradicate Korean national identity Forced Korean’s to abandon Korean names and adopt Japanese names Deep lament and resentment toward outsiders prevailed in Korean literature and music
On 3 November 1935, Sohn Kee-chung of Korea (South Korea) set a world marathon record of 2:26:42.0. Because Korea was, at the time, occupied by Japanese forces, Sohn's hopes for competing in the 1936 Olympics depended on his ability to qualify for the Japanese team. This he accomplished, as did fellow Korean Nam Seung-yong. Both young men were forced to adopt Japanese names (his participation is recorded under the Japanese name Son Kitei).
Korean War (1950-53) North invaded south on 6/25/50. United Nations forces led by US defended South. > 2 million dead.
Summer Olympics (1988) 160 nations represented by 8,391 athletes largest ever number of participating nations to that date S. Korea ranked 4th in medals behind USSR, E. Germany, and USA
Asian Financial Crisis (IMF) 1997
FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 10 brand-new stadia S. Korean national team advances to semifinals Coach Guus Hiddink (Netherlands) first foreign national to be given honorary Korean citizenship People praised for public order and cleanliness
Other historic events Assassination of President Park Chung-hee (Aug. 1979) Gwangju Massacre (May 1980) Death of N. Korean leader Kim Il-sung (July 1994) First North/South Presidential Summit (June 2000) Second North/South Presidential Summit (Oct. 2007) North Korea sinks South Korean navy vessel, killing 46 (2010) North Korea shells South Korean island, killing 4, including 2 civilians (2010) Death of N. Korean leader Kim Jung-il (2011)
Place Population 500,000 Newfoundland 500,000 Tasmania Indiana 6,300,000 Scotland & Wales 8,300,000 NZ North Island 3,000,000 Western Cape 5,200,000
Half full? Half empty?
Korea’s first 24-hour convenience store opened in…
Today there are 20,000 stores.
2013 - 1989 = 24 (years) 365 x 24 = 8,760 (days) 20,000 / 8,760 = ~2.3 (stores/day)
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Doors, lights, knocking
Korean food is… Spicy/hot Yummy Healthy Awesome Labor Intensive
Eight days a week: Korea’s History & Culture @walter_foreman Walter Foreman
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