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    Korea What distinguishing factors help explain the rapid economic growth experienced by the South Korean economy over the past four decades? As the South Korean economy has reached a more mature stage of its economic growth, what are the evolving challenges it has had to face? What are its prospects of continued economic success in the increasingly globalised world economy? The rapid growth and development in the newly industrialising economies (NIE’s) in recent decades has been nothing short of

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    On Korea

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    On Korea Throughout most of its history, Korea has existed as one country with a rich culture and history. Then in the 1940's, Korea was controlled by Japan. World War II broke out, and the Allies defeated the Axis powers. The country of Korea was divided into two parts -- the north and the south. The north was occupied by communist Russian forces and the south by American troops. The dividing line was the 38th parallel(see map). In 1950, a civil war began between the two Koreas, further

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    the shamans taught that Koreans had been chosen for a special purpose in God's plan for mankind. One should therefore not overlook the religious dimension of Korean nationalism. Then, as Buddhism spread from India across East Asia, it was planted in Korea. For a thousand years, Mahayana Buddhism, which came via China, was the court religion and popular faith of the Korean monarchy. Numerous Buddhist temples were erected at government expense. Monks and nuns became a normal feature of Korean society

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    South Korea

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    Hanbok: The Traditional Dress of Korea Throughout Korea’s history, its fashion has been changing constantly, because Koreans have embraced values from other cultures such as the Chinese and Japanese. Nowadays, the fashion in Korea is a combination of both traditional Korean history and western elements; both elements are displayed similarly in men’s clothes as they are in women’s clothes The traditional dress in Korea, known as the Hanbok is similar in both genders, but there are quite a few differences

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    Republic of Korea, more commonly known as South Korea. A nation famished by invasion and civil war, South Korea has emerged as a global player, embracing and emerging itself in global culture. One cannot study the historical and cultural characteristics related to sport development of The Republic of Korea without first acknowledging the tumultuous history of war, division, and invasion throughout the 20th century. We must also take a look at the distinct relationship between itself and North Korea and how

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    constant pressure from North Korean officials neither Stalin nor his advisors believed in supporting an attack of South Korea. In part this was a belief that the North would not prevail as well as a fear that any war in Asia would spread to Europe. Slowly support for an attack grew in the Kremlin. The Soviets no longer flatly rejected the idea of military reunification of Korea. Instead it called upon Kim to become better prepared for such an actuality. Encouraged by this shift in the Soviet’s

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    the fourth by drowning at sea. Songsu then invests in two fishing boats; however both boats sink leading to the bankruptcy of the Kim’s. At the end of the novel, Songsu’s daughter, Yongbin and Yonghay decides to leave the city and settle in Seoul, Korea, appalled by all their misfortune. The narrator, who is third person omniscient, uses a simile to describe Korea’s territory being coveted by foreign powers, and later declares that this e...

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    Korea and the Internet

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    Korea and the Internet Since its birth a generation ago, the Internet has been dominated by the English language and North American culture. In a 1998 survey conducted by the Internet research group, eMarketer, two-thirds (68 percent) of a little over 60 million Internet users worldwide reside in just two countries, the United States, with 37 million users, and Canada, which has just over 4 million. About 60 percent of the Internet host computers are located in the United States. Nine out of 10

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    University of Kansas I have been granted many opportunities to study the situation of South Koreas political, social, and cultural practices. Consequently, I have researched and written numerous papers, including my undergraduate thesis, on the influence of English language acquisition among South Korean college and elementary students. One of the most profound conclusions regarding English education in South Korea that I have come across is its direct correlation with the future and success of young/adolescent

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    The Joseon Dynasty in Korea

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    Joseon Dynasty has emphatically changed Korea so much that it is called “Choson”, same as Joseon, in the North Korean language. The dynasty came after the Goryeo Dynasty, which was starting to crumble due to the neighboring Mongol Empire. General Yi, a renowned general at the time, took over and ascended the throne as emperor, officially ending the Goryeo Dynasty and starting the Joseon Dynasty. Between 1392 and 1897 CE, the Joseon Dynasty started in Korea and inspired new modifications of government

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