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Korea: Traditional and Modern Culture in Pictures

Korea identifies six “Hans” that are important Korean cultural heritages for internationalization: Hangul(Alphabet), Hansik(Food), Hanbok(Clothing), Hanok(Traditional Housing), Hanja (Chinese Characters), and Hanguk-Eumak (Music). These are the main themes of Korean culture that embody Korean spirit. South Korea has a culture of deep spiritual beliefs. Of nearly fifty million people, twelve million are Christian; an equal number are Buddhist. Beneath this, most Koreans are influenced by S...

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Korean Weddings: Then and Now

By Charles Montgomery The culmination of a long and formal process, the Korean wedding contains many traditional elements, while at the same time incorporating a surprising number of modern or “new style” elements. To contain these varied elements, most Korean weddings include dual ceremonies. Traditionally, weddings took place at the home of the bride and included a variety of ceremonies—from matchmaking to a three-day stay in the bridal chamber....

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