Palaces of Korea

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Hollym, 2006 - Architecture - 137 pages
In "Palaces of Korea", Kim Dong-uk, a renowned historian of Korean architecture, guides readers on a journey through the history of palaces in Korea, daily life and ceremonial events, and palace architecture. However, the author also writes extensively about the similarities and differences between palaces across East Asia, namely Japan and China. The book includes a glossary of all terms transliterated into English with their Chinese counterparts.

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Brief History of Korean Palaces
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About the author (2006)

Kim Dong-uk graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering at Korea University and after gaining his M.A. degree in the graduate school of the same university, he received his Ph.D. from Waseda University in Japan.Majoring in the history of Korean architecture, his main interest is to understand the unique characteristics of palace architecture in the Joseon era in the context of the activities of Korean artisans.He has written more than 50 scholarly papers, including On the Repair of Yeongyeongdang Hall in the Second Year of King Gojong.He is the author of various books, including Suwon Hwaseong and the History of Korean Architecture: A Korean World Heritage Site.