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Korea

  1. 1. Korea
  2. 2. Korea <ul><li>Korea is a country with a long and ancient history. Korea is peninsula which whose northern border is China. The island of Japan lies to the south east. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Korea <ul><li>For over 500,000 years, Korea has developed a strong cultural heritage. In spite of Japanese attempts to conquer Korea, the Korean people have preserved their national culture. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Korea <ul><li>The characteristics of Korean heritage are often equated with Chinese and Japanese culture because these three countries are geographically close. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Korea <ul><li>Over the years, people from these three countries have shared some aspects of their cultural philosophy and learned from each other. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Korea <ul><li>Although there are some cultural similarities, Koreans have established their own unique cultural movements in the various arts such as literature, </li></ul>http://wikisource.org/wiki/List_of_Hangul_syllables http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangul_Day
  7. 7. Korea <ul><li>music, </li></ul>To play the haegeum, a bow is inserted between the two strings which are rubbed. This instrument allows a rich expression that enable diverse playing techniques. It is an essential part of any ensemble.
  8. 8. Korea <ul><li>painting, </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Korea-Nam_Gyeowoo-Gunjeopdo-01.jpg Gunjeopdo, literally picture of butterflies drawn by a Korean painter, Nam Gyewoo
  9. 9. Korea <ul><li>sculpture, </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geumdong_Mireuk_Bosal_Bangasang Semi-seated Bodhisattva Maitreya, second half of the 6th c. Gilt bronze, h. 83.2 cm. National Treasure no. 78. National Museum of Korea, National Treasure no. 78.
  10. 10. Korea <ul><li>ceramic, architecture, metal craft, dance, fashion, food, etc. </li></ul>

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