Cross Cultural Understanding1. Candra Arifiana (2201411015)2. Dikha Danar W (2201411016) 3. Etik Indriani (2201411017)
What are the things we must know from south korea ?
1. KOREAN FLAG The flag of South Korea, or Taegeukgi (also spelled Taegukgi inconvention) has three parts: a white background; a red and blue taegeuk (alsoknown as Taiji and Yinyang) in the center; and four black trigrams, one in each corner of the flag.
2. Korean languageIn South Korea, the language is most oftencalled Hangungmal (한국말).Korean alphabet contains of 14 consonants and10 vowels.• Example :• Hangeul is written :• 한 (han) ㅎ(h) + ㅏ(a) + ㄴ(n).• 글 (geul) ㄱ(g) + ㅡ(eu) + ㄹ(l).
3. Sports originating from Korea1. Taekwondo means technique of kicking and punching, although the emphasis lies on the kicks.• it only became popular after World War II. It became standard military training in Korea, and in 1961 the rules were standardized
2. Taekkyeon is a traditional martial art that originated in Korea. It uses open hands and the feet, where as the use of clenched fists is not permitted. The motions are smoother and more curvilinear than Taekwondo.3. Hapkido is another martial art from Korea, although not as popular as Taekwondo outside the peninsula. Hapkido developed during the Three Kingdoms and shares many characteristics with the Japanese Aikido.
Koreans love their TV dramas. Theseare short miniseries that always seem tohave a feel good ending. These dramashave become so popular with fans inmany Asian and Latin American countries(many dub them in their own languages).Some of the more popular TV dramas ofall time include "Autumn Fairy Tale", "AllAbout Eve", "Full House", "My Girl", and"Winter Sonata".
5. Music Music of South Korea has evolved overthe course of the decades since the end of thefourth Korean War, and has its roots in the musicof the Korean people, who have inhabited theKorean peninsula for over a millennium.Contemporary South Korean music can bedivided into three different main categories:Traditional Korean folk music, popular music, orK-pop, and Western-influenced non-popularmusic.
A. Traditional Korean Folk Music Tonga guitar (or tong guitar) is a form of Korean folk and folk rock music developed in the early 1960s and 70s. It was heavily influenced by American folk music, and artists in the genre were considered Korean versions of American folk singers, such as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.
Popular Korean music, typically referred toas K-pop in English, or gayo (가요) in Korean,is a highly commercial industry throughoutAsia. Contemporary K-pop is dominated bydance groups featuring young entertainers thelatest looks and dance skills. ContemporaryKorean music and pop stars are so popular,Asians have designated a word to reflect thisfact. The Korean Wave, or hallyu (한류), is theword used to discuss the influence ofcontemporary Korean popular culture on therest of Asia, and the rest of the world
b. Myeong-dong Myeong-dong is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million shoppers pass through this area each and every day. Located in the heart of Seoul, Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern- day history as a center of city politics, economy, and culture. To international visitors, Myeong- dong is a stunning shopping district with countless shops and restaurants. Its wild popularity has led to similar shopping districts springing up all across the country.
7. Korean a. Bibimbap Food Mixed Rice – 비빔밥In Korean, “bibim” means“mixed” and “bap” meansrice. All of the ingredientsexcept the meat (which is optional) are prepared in advance so you can add them at roomtemperature to the top of hot steamed rice.
b. Kimchi Fermented Cabbage – 김치 Kimchi is the national dish of Korea. In the case of kimchi the cabbage is coated leaf byleaf in a delicious spicy mix of hot pepper flakes, garlic,chives, onion, pear juice, and more. Kimchi is such an important dish in Korea that it is eaten with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
8. Korean Traditional Houses Korean traditional houses are called Hanok (Hangul:한옥) . Sites of residence are traditionally selected using traditional geomancy. Although geomancy had been a vital part of Korean culture and Korean Shamanism since prehistoric times, geomancy was later re- introduced by China during theThree Kingdoms period of Koreas history.
9. Korean Traditional Dance Jinju geommuAs with music, there is a distinction between court dance and folk dance. Common court dancesare jeongjaemu (정재무) performed at banquets, and ilmu(일무), performed at Korean Confucian rituals. Many mask dramas andmask dances are performed in many regional areas of Korea. Thetraditional clothing is the genja, it is a special kind of dress that women wear on festivals. It is pink with multiple symbols around the neck area.
10. Phenomenon of plastic surgery in South Korea• Plastic surgery in korea has become an open secret .• Not only selebities but also almost people in korea had undergone plastic surgery. Even, almost all of parents in korea give permittion to their children who graduated from their senior high school to undergone plastic surgery as a gift.
Photos before and after undergone plastic surgery