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    South Korean Culture

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    States. One of the aspects of South Korean culture that stand out the most is its hierarchical structure. This section will explain how the different cultural frameworks and concepts apply to South Korean culture. The first is the sociology framework. Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck described culture as having 6 different dimensions: time, space, activity, relationships among people, relations to nature, and basic human nature. We will discuss four of the dimensions that we found to be most important and relevant to South Korean culture. We will also explore Hofstede’s psychology frameworks of power distance,…

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    The Korean Peninsula

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    Introduction. One country which remains divided as a relic of poor international relations is Korea. Although Korea has always been historically divided into an industrious North, and agrarian South, the division has never been as hostile as it is today. Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the supposed end of history which would see the liberal ideal triumph, the DPRK has continued to resist and maintain its independence to a certain degree. The Korean issue is one which is unlikely to…

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    The Japanese occupation of Korea remains controversial; for most Koreans it was a time of national subjugation shame and betrayal, political authoritarianism and violence, and profound human suffering (Schoppa 269). Japanese colonizers in Korea operate different technique to make Koreans more like Japanese by forcing them speak Japanese, take away their identity, and help them in the war against western powers. Japanese want to unify all East Asian countries under their empire. But all this…

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    Korean Immigration Essay

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    Korean immigrants initially came to the United States for the same reasons as others, for economic reasons or to begin anew in a different country. However, after northern Korea was ceded to Japan, there was a shift in the actions and desires of the Korean immigrants that resided in the United States. These Korean immigrants changed from sojourning migrant laborers to political wanderers, fighting and promoting nationalism while also searching for other methods to assist their homeland.…

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    Korean American Culture

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    values, beliefs, and practices of Korean Americans can affect healthcare, as well as, any biological factors that can influence healthcare provided to Korean Americans. Korean Americans will usually use their traditional medicine alongside of Western medicine (Kim, Kim, & Duong, 2002). Hanbang, is the traditional Korean medicine; it is very much an integral part of their culture, whether they…

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    Korean Reunification

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    China’s cooperation and agreement is also a significant factor in bringing the Korean reunification. However, China’s support is uncertain, which this acts as a challenging factor that the United States and South Korea have to solve. Although China used to have a very close relationship with the DPRK and would stand on the DPRK’s side, their relationship has been worsening and cooling throughout the years, which China will no longer assist the DPRK in the case of the reunification. In contrast,…

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    narratives’ disparate manners of identity construction can be illustrated on how both narratives distinguish themselves from others in terms of being a foreigner. Roberts summarizes Hyun’s ambiguous position in both Korean and German societies, “ In Korea, he is a foreigner legally, In Germany, he is a foreigner emotionally.” (Roberts, 29) And Roberts also adds another fact to explain why the second generation of Korean-Germans are forceful to identify themselves as Koreans, “The sort of…

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    Korean Identity Essay

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    Korea’s struggle with her economy, a myriad of North Koreans evacuates to South Korea by crossing over the 38th parallel and risking their lives. Nevertheless, walking around Seoul, there are hardly any North Koreans. When they are found in public, South Koreans either keep distance from them or stare at them with despise; the 38th parallel seems to be segregating the North and the South among society as well. North Koreans recognize the hatred and either stay away from the public’s sight or go…

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    Korean War Causes

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    The causes of the Korean War are going to be discussed as well as the two theoretical reasons that led North Korea to actually attack South Korea. In order to get a thorough understanding of what led North Korea to want to attack South Korea, some background of the Korean Conflict will be first discussed. The one simple thing that is the sole cause of disputes in Korea has to do with the thirty-eighth parallel (Chang 19). The issue of the thirty-ninth parallel goes back to the conclusion of…

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    The North Korean Economy

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    their freedom with the help of America and Soviet Union on Aug. 15, 1945. At the time, America and Soviet Union were in alliance. After regained, Korean polities reformed quickly as democracy and they tried to elect a new president. However, there had one big problem that America wanted Korea to be democracy nation, but Soviet Union Wanted Korea to be communism nation because America pursued democracy, but Soviet Union pursued communism. Therefore, people were divided into two support groups…

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