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    by Barbara Demick is a unique heartrending book based on the experiences of six North Koreans or defectors over the course of fifteen years. Over the course of this time, the defectors she chose to interview experienced the death of Kim II-Sung, the rise of his son Kim Jong-II to power, and a demoralizing scarcity that was responsible for the deaths of millions. Demick expresses their mental state, coping strategies, daily experiences, and their way of escaping. Demick’s purpose in sharing…

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    and do the housework again. In the 1945-1950, people in North Korea were participated in the collectives, so women also have to attend the meeting of the collective after finish doing the housework. Their long day does not finish until 11:00 pm (S. Kim 129). Though this book, it is clear that women have to do so many things in a day and they do not have free time. This is the reason why women face to the double burden. Double burden is the situation for women that women work both inside the…

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    “Censorship is the control of what people may say, hear, write, read, see, or do.” Various types of information can be censored either by the government or private groups. Censorship is a common issue around the world. With many types and reasons for censorship, censorship is the prohibition of anything that is considered obscene in a country. Most motivations for censorship can be for the benefit of a nation, government, or the ruler themselves. In North Korea, there is plenty of things that…

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    In 1950, the Korean War began as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea, invaded the Republic of Korea in the south across the 38th parallel. Shortly after the start of the war, American and United Nations (U.N.) troops joined the battle and fought alongside South Korea. Correspondingly, General Douglas MacArthur had been named commander of the U.N. forces by the United Nations Security Council. Both President Harry Truman and General MacArthur acknowledged the significance of…

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    Citizens in North Korea are living in horrific conditions in political prison camps are abused and tortured on a daily basis. As I am sure you are aware, political prison camps are a serious issue in North Korea at this moment in time. People accused of political crimes and their families are sent to live in brutal and abusive conditions. Punishing the sons and grandsons of a rebel is known as 3 generations of punishment. The idea of the 3 generations of punishment is to get rid of rebel lineage…

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    Wang Kon Analysis

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    The Effects of Wang Kon’s Ten Inductions from Goryeo Until the End of Joseon Although the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392) and Wang Kon (r. 918-943) is separated from modern Korea by hundreds of years. Nearing his death, Wang Kon wrote the ten injunctions as a set of instructions to ensure the continuation of the dynasty; however, there are still remaining aspects of this dynasty through stories and even the organization of cities. Specifically, the concept of geomancy has survived through revolutions…

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    Tensho Shobun Analysis

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    Tensho Shobun was an artist that was friends with a great line of artists during this period, including Josetsu and Sesshu. He became very familiar with the Ma-Xia style and used this strong Korean influenced in this works. His ax-cut rocks are influenced by Ma Yuan and his trees are of those of Xia Gui. The Song Dynasty inspired many works in this period and contain many of the similar attributes. The use of mistiness is incorporated throughout this screen as well as far away mountains. The use…

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    2.Weakness 2.1 Missing of the traditional Korean culture one reason of the successful K-movement was because of the globalization of creativity which is built on a remarkable outsourcing system. The producer, composer or choreographer of a K-pop singer does not have to be a Korean. Despite the songs had been produced in Korean language and performed by Korean people, there always is a western shadow over it. It is hard to connect a Korean song written by foreigners with the Korean culture itself…

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    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as North Korea, is a country founded on September 9th, 1948 after being liberated from the Japanese by the Russians while South Korea was liberated by the United States of America. South Korea took on a Democratic government similar to the US while North Korea took on a Communist government similar to Russia. This caused a serious divide between the countries. Roughly two years later North Korea invaded South Korea with support…

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    Cultural Awareness Today’s world is very diverse, and there are many cultures in it. According to Webster’s dictionary the definition of culture is; “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” (Merriam). It all depends on where you live that determines which one you are a part of. Culture is something you are not born with; it is something you learn growing up from your family. It passes on from generation to generation. The way you act, talk, eat…

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