Eight days
a week:
Korea’s
History &
Culture
@walter_foreman
Who knows more
about water…
fish or birds?
Culture
BIG “C” CULTURE: OBJECTIVE CULTURE
VISIBLE CULTURE
Economic, Educational, Religious, Governmental, Legal,
and Political In...
Where are you from?
Walter
Foreman
@walter_foreman
A

B

C

D
A
@walter_foreman
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
...
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

Can...
Five Thousand Years of Korean History
Year

Period / Event

2333 B.C.

Go-Joseon

100 B.C.

Three kingdoms
(Shilla, Baekje...
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

eradic...
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 ...
Korean War (1950-53)
 North invaded south on 6/25/50.
 United Nations forces led by US defended South.
 > 2 million dea...
Summer Olympics (1988)
 160 nations represented
by 8,391 athletes
 largest ever number of
participating nations to
that ...
Asian Financial Crisis (IMF) 1997
FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan
 10 brand-new stadia
 S. Korean national team
advances to semifinals
 Coach Guus Hiddink
(Ne...
Other historic events
 Assassination of President Park Chung-hee (Aug. 1979)
 Gwangju Massacre (May 1980)
 Death of N. ...
Place

Population

500,000
Newfoundland
500,000
Tasmania
Indiana 6,300,000
Scotland & Wales 8,300,000
NZ North Island 3,00...
Half full?

Half empty?
Korea’s first 24-hour
convenience store opened in…
1989
Today there are 20,000 stores.
2013 - 1989 = 24 (years)
365 x 24 = 8,760 (days)
20,000 / 8,760 = ~2.3 (stores/day)
Half full?

Half empty?
Doors, lights, knocking
Eat
Korean food is…
Spicy/hot

Yummy

Healthy

Awesome

Labor
Intensive
Drink
Be Merry
Eight days
a week:
Korea’s
History &
Culture
@walter_foreman

Walter Foreman
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Slideshow materials about Korea's history and culture used in Walter Foreman's English Program in Korea (EPIK) orientation in Jeonju, South Korea on February 19, 2014.

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  1. 1. Eight days a week: Korea’s History & Culture @walter_foreman
  2. 2. Who knows more about water… fish or birds?
  3. 3. Culture
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Where are you from?
  6. 6. Walter Foreman @walter_foreman
  7. 7. A B C D
  8. 8. A
  9. 9. @walter_foreman
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. China 778,113 USA 134,711 Vietnam 120,069
  12. 12. Japan Uzbekistan 56,018 38,515 Thailand Taiwan 55,110 27,698 Philippines Mongolia 47,514 24,175 Indonesia Canada 41,499 23,655
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Three Kingdoms Era Goguryeo Baekje Shilla
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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).
  17. 17. Korean War (1950-53)  North invaded south on 6/25/50.  United Nations forces led by US defended South.  > 2 million dead.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Asian Financial Crisis (IMF) 1997
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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)
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Half full? Half empty?
  24. 24. Korea’s first 24-hour convenience store opened in…
  25. 25. 1989
  26. 26. Today there are 20,000 stores.
  27. 27. 2013 - 1989 = 24 (years) 365 x 24 = 8,760 (days) 20,000 / 8,760 = ~2.3 (stores/day)
  28. 28. Half full? Half empty?
  29. 29. Doors, lights, knocking
  30. 30. Eat
  31. 31. Korean food is… Spicy/hot Yummy Healthy Awesome Labor Intensive
  32. 32. Drink
  33. 33. Be Merry
  34. 34. Eight days a week: Korea’s History & Culture @walter_foreman Walter Foreman

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