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    Korean Westernized Fashion

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    quickly advanced in a short period of time. Intentional or not, people wearing different clothes distinguished between upper class and lower class. During the time of Japanese colonization (1910-1945), Korean upper class practically adopted the westernized dress while lower class still wore Hanbok as a daywear. During the Japanese colonialism, Korean people tend to imitate the fashion styles of the adjacent upper classes, and upper classes tend to seek new styles after being copied. Korean…

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    The Democratic People 's Republic of Korea, more well-known as North Korea, was established under Kim Il-sung in 1948, following the Japanese surrender of control over the peninsula. North Korea is a personalist rule communist regime This is evident through the centralization of power, lack of political contestation, and the presence of a personality cult. The political structure of North Korea greatly impacted the life of individuals and families. People were divided into classes, brainwashed,…

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    Women In Korea

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    the history of women in Korea, there has always been a belief that women are inferior to men as there were many restricted conditions. This review will focus on the changes in the position for women's advancement in Korea, approximately during the first half of the 20th century. As well as linking the changes with the reading “Neither Colonial nor National: The Making of the New Woman in Pak Wanso’s “Mother’s Stake 1” by Choi Kyeong Hee. I will discuss how the women in Korea arise due to changes…

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    controversy over visits by Japanese prime ministers to the shrine arose from the fact that in 1978, the Yasukuni Shrine enshrined 14 executed World War II class-A criminals among the war dead, which generated dispute from neighboring Asian countries who view these visits as representing the glorification of Jingoistic nationalism and militarism in Japan. The essence of the issue lies in the historical heritage from the Japanese invasion and occupation which influenced the Japanese, Chinese, and…

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    independence from the crippling Soviet Union.It took a few years for the people to get the ball rolling. The policies that they agreed to and the elections they held, help them reach the status of where they are today. They are one of the few countries under former Soviet Union that has seen progress. The World Bank has a graph of time versus GDP per capita,(link provided below) there students and scientists alike can see that GDP per capita has risen about 8 fold(times ).(World Bank). This is…

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    The Joseon Dynasty

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    The Joseon Dynasty laid the path for many aspects of design found throughout the world, in present day, including architecture, art, inventions, motifs, and furniture. The history of North Korea has consisted of numerous accounts of conflict and division. Although it is said that the Korean peninsula has been inhabited since the Lower Paleolithic times, the first kingdom of Gojoseon, was founded in 2333 B.C.E. by Dangun. [1] Gojoseon, referred to as The Old Joseon, began the creation of the…

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    Before the 19th century, Korea was a Hermit Kingdom – unknown and isolated from the rest of the world. However, in the mid 1800s, many countries came knocking on Korea’s door to open up the country for international trade. Although Korea was determined not to submit to external pressures, after the Japanese threat in Incheon Port in 1875, the Chosun government decided to sign the Kanghwa Treaty in 1876. The treaty not only allowed Korea to finally form commercial and diplomatic relations with…

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    Section #1, # 3-5, 7-8 3. The Chinese had little interest in trading with the West because it was largely self-sufficient and had a healthy agricultural economy. “China was able to reject these offers from the West because it was largely self-sufficient. The basis of this self-sufficiency was China’s healthy agricultural economy.” Chapter 28, section 1, page 805 4. The international problems that China faced prior to the Taiping Rebellion was conflicting British and Chinese positions, which led…

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    official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea. They have named this country us because when they were under the Japanese rule they tried to conqueror both North and South Korea. Another reason why they are the Republic of Korea is because there type of government is Republic .South Korea had to fight for their impendence and have an official name. They have also named themselves the republic of Korea because they have a close relationship with United States. The reason why South Korea had…

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    Across the different nations of East Asia, systems of writing evolved and changed throughout history. Korea as a nation began to develop its own system of writing in 1443, with political opposition. An official under King Sejong the leader of Korea at this time expressed great fear of this development. The official Ch’oe Malli believed that the creation of their own writing system would divide the country, cause social disorder and equate them to the same level as other nations known as…

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