Things Korean

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Tuttle Publishing, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 144 pages
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A gift book for anyone interested in Asian arts and crafts, and a colourful historical and cultural primer on Korea, illustrated with over 150 full-colour photographs. Items described include objects such as totems, hairpins, crock pots, temple bells, scissors and gravestones. By exploring the hidden world of Korean objects, the reader should begin to understand the Korean mind and the country's history and culture.
 

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Contents

Scissors and Their Country Cousin
The World in a ThimMi
Paddy Paths
The Magic
Letter of Unity and Continuity
Our Maitreya Bodhisattva
Gourd of Bounty
A Most Communicative Brush
Totem Couple

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About the author (1999)

Literary critic and professor O-Young Lee was born in Onyang, South Chungchong Providence, in 1934. He taught at Ewha Women's University from 1966 to 1989 and served as editor of Munhak Sasang, an important Korean literary magazine. He has also served as editorial writer for several Korean newspapers, including Chosun Ilbo, Hankuk Ilbo, Chungang Ilbo, and Kyonghyang Shinum. He also received a fellowship from Tokyo University in 1980 and taught at Japan's International Research Center for Japanese Studies in 1989. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Lee served as Korea's first Minister of Culture.

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