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Korean Through Folktales, KyungAh Yoon 2017 Portland State University

Korean Through Folktales, Kyungah Yoon

PDXOpen: Open Access Textbooks

Korean Through Folktales consists of four chapters and each centers on a famous Korean folktale. The lessons and values that famous folktales teach are embedded and permeated in various aspects of the Koran culture. Using folktales in the curriculum will provide an engaging way to expose students to a slice of the target culture that native Koreans are naturally exposed to at an early age. Through the selected folktales and various activities offered in the book, students can gain cultural knowledge and insights into traditional and cultural values while they are given linguistic lessons to reinforce their acquired skills and ...


Marketing K-Pop And J-Pop In The 21st Century, Sarah Brand 2017 Dickinson College

Marketing K-Pop And J-Pop In The 21st Century, Sarah Brand

Student Honors Theses By Year

The recent proliferation of the internet has posed many challenges, and opportunities, for music industries across the world. This paper explores the variance in the marketing strategies employed by the Japanese and Korean popular music industries, two prime examples of the differing responses to the integration of the internet into their marketing plans, and discusses the implications of these business practices. After delving into the history of the industries, this paper discusses two integral systems within Korea and Japan’s industries, the idol system and the tie-up system, and how hybridization and globalization has impacted these industries. This paper then ...


Phenomenal Marks, Ruptured Spaces, Relearning Language, Crossing Cultures, Meelee Ahn 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Phenomenal Marks, Ruptured Spaces, Relearning Language, Crossing Cultures, Meelee Ahn

Graduate School of Art Theses

The form of my thesis is one of interruptions, or “Ruptures,” as I call them. These are events of my personal history, or stories from the lives of artists, that intervene against my narrative through graphic and language devices meant to be understood as equivalent to the material affects in my painting. Important artists and movements mentioned are Gerhard Richter, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenhauler, Lee Ufan, Doho Suh, and Abstract Expressionism. Writers and philosophers Maurice Merlou-Ponty, Gaston Bachelard, Joan Banach, Sigmund Freud, John Gage, Brian Massumi, Allen Weiss, Clement Greenburg, Shin-Chulgyu, and Yoon-Dongju are also discussed. The idea discussed include ...


History And Context: Late Meiji (1905-1912) Narratives Of The Imjin War (1592-8), Brian Heise 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

History And Context: Late Meiji (1905-1912) Narratives Of The Imjin War (1592-8), Brian Heise

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

From a foreign policy perspective, Japan's Meiji period (1868-1912) invites comparison with the regime of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-98), the warlord who united Japan at the end of a 150 year period of civil war: in both times, the state leadership of the archipelago sought to expand its authority onto mainland Asia through both war and negotiation. These two period stand out in Japanese history as examples of only a very few instances when Japanese states had taken such an interest in continental affairs. Writers who recounted the story of Hideyoshi and his continental ambitions at the close the the ...


Kim Was Korea And Korea Was Kim: The Formation Of Juche Ideology And Personality Cult In North Korea, Bianca Trifoi 2017 Florida International University

Kim Was Korea And Korea Was Kim: The Formation Of Juche Ideology And Personality Cult In North Korea, Bianca Trifoi

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Juche ideology, created by founder Kim Il-Sung, governs all aspects of North Korean society. This thesis attempts to answer the questions of why and how Juche ideology and the cult of personality surrounding Kim Il-Sung were successfully implemented in North Korea. It is a historical analysis of the formation of the North Korean state that considers developments from the late 19th century to the late 20th century, with particular attention paid to the 1950s-1970s and to Kim’s own writings and speeches. The thesis argues that Juche was successfully implemented and institutionalized in North Korea due to several factors, including ...


Gendered Narratives Of Transition To Adulthood Among Korean Work-Bound Youth, Hyejeong Jo 2017 Department of Sociology

Gendered Narratives Of Transition To Adulthood Among Korean Work-Bound Youth, Hyejeong Jo

Korean Millennials Working Paper Series

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Life And Seoul Of The Party: South Korea’S Brief Occupation Under Communist North Korea, Catherine Rose Graham 2017 Central Washington University

Life And Seoul Of The Party: South Korea’S Brief Occupation Under Communist North Korea, Catherine Rose Graham

All Master's Theses

This thesis analyzes the North Korean occupation of Seoul through the oral histories of the men and women who experienced the event. At the beginning of the Korean War, North Korean forces successfully captured and held the South Korean capital for three months. Despite the occupation’s interesting premise, it has received little attention from Korean War scholars. Interviews with the people who lived through the Korean War though, demonstrate that from their point of view, the occupation was a particularly significant part of their war experience.


Mythbusting Park Chung Hee: A Reexamination Of Park And His Coup, Justin Malzac 2016 Pittsburg State University

Mythbusting Park Chung Hee: A Reexamination Of Park And His Coup, Justin Malzac

Electronic Thesis Collection

Park Chung-Hee is a divisive figure. For some he is a saint that rescued his country from the brink of collapse and helped it rise into modernity. For others he is a devil, an iron-fisted dictator who cared more about his own power than his people. Both of these are politically slanted myths promoted as part of a corresponding political agenda. But even politically neutral writings on Park unwittingly conduct a mythmaking of their own. This paper is an attempt to show that Park Chung-Hee has become a mythological figure in Korean history because the scope of his power, agency ...


World Churches Vertical File, Center for Restoration Studies 2016 Abilene Christian University

World Churches Vertical File, Center For Restoration Studies

Center for Restoration Studies Vertical Files Finding Aids

This set of files is especially useful to scholars of the history missions, particularly among Churches of Christ in the twentieth century. Students and researchers interested in applied missiology among Restorationist traditions, Stone-Campbell movements, and Churches of Christ will also find them helpful. For assistance with specific files or items, contact Mac Ice - mac.ice@acu.edu, or 325.674.2144.


Understanding North Korea In The Korean Diaspora: Teaching North Korea To American Students, So Dam Hong 2016 College of William and Mary

Understanding North Korea In The Korean Diaspora: Teaching North Korea To American Students, So Dam Hong

Undergraduate Honors Theses

My honors thesis is a teaching project on the topic of “Understanding North Korea in the Korean Diaspora,” which is designed to be part of Korean American Diaspora Studies (KADS), a class taught in spring 2016 at the College of William and Mary, or as a short individual class for Korean American and non-Korean American college students. I designed and developed this course and honors thesis to provide teachers and students with the opportunity to teach and learn about North Korea beyond preconceptions and stereotypes, which are constructed and maintained by the mainstream culture, by digging out the buried and ...


The Relationship Between Legibility And Gender, Julia Armenta 2016 Georgia State University

The Relationship Between Legibility And Gender, Julia Armenta

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Best Practice Methods For Social Work With North Koreans, Bethany Johnson 2016 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Best Practice Methods For Social Work With North Koreans, Bethany Johnson

Selected Honors Theses

The people of North Korea are in deep need of social work aid. This systematic literature review highlights key best practices for working with North Koreans, both in and out of their home country. Areas of work highlighted included addressing mental illnesses, specifically PTSD, reintegration into South Korea and other neighboring nations, advocating for international human rights policies, and humanitarian aid. Specific best practice suggestions are made for each section. In addition to this review, interviews were conducted with two expert professors in order to gain greater insight on the topic.


When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser 2015 University of California, Davis

When Is A Skirt "National"? The Popularization Of The Wolnamchima ("Vietnamese Skirt") In South Korea During The Vietnam War, Minjung E. Lee, Susan B. Kaiser

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Wolnamchima especially represents a dominant cultural phenomena among housewives and rural women in South Korea in the 1970s. Moreover, it is noteworthy that the Wolnamchima, with its Vietnamese modifier, had the ability to become so ubiquitous and to remain popular so long (until the 1980s) in rural areas of Korea. We have approached this study through the lens of two concepts. We borrow the first concept from Benedict Anderson (2006), who characterized a “nation” as an “imagined community.” Through his concept, one can examine impressions and stereotypes that Koreans held regarding the nation of Vietnam: the imagination of a country ...


Cotton Cloth Trades, Currency Reforms, And Inflations: Korean Experiences Of The Industrial Revolution From 1883 To 1897, Soon-Young Kim, Jung Ha-Brookshire 2015 Seoul National University

Cotton Cloth Trades, Currency Reforms, And Inflations: Korean Experiences Of The Industrial Revolution From 1883 To 1897, Soon-Young Kim, Jung Ha-Brookshire

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Koreans were exposed to machine-made cotton cloth through Japan, who was eager to find new marketplaces for her industrial products. Korea signed the Japan-Korea Treaty of 1876, agreeing to open trades. Through this treaty, Korean consumers experienced a flood of foreign industrial products, and these products fundamentally changed Korean society. This research traced the changing patterns of import cotton cloth prices, compared those with domestic cotton and silk cloth and rice [the most basic necessity food item], to understand how Koreans responded to the force of the Industrial Revolution. F


It Begins With You And Me, Sea A Joung 2015 Washington University in St Louis

It Begins With You And Me, Sea A Joung

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis conceptualizes the conditions of the Korean division, including the realization of the political and cultural gap between North and South Korea, lack of education about the Korean division and the role of media. The Korean War, also known as the “Forgotten War,” is erased from the consciousness of contemporary societies. This thesis describes a history about how the artificial division created during the Korean War continuously affects the lives of modern Koreans. For more than sixty years, North and South Korea did not have any form of communication except through government negotiations and regulated media. As a result ...


Unrealistic Weeds Of Love And Romance: The Korean Drama And The "Flower Boy" Genre, Colby Y. Miyose 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Unrealistic Weeds Of Love And Romance: The Korean Drama And The "Flower Boy" Genre, Colby Y. Miyose

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The concept of love has intrigued many social critics, and has led them to accuse media of perpetuating unrealistic notions of romance that are unattainable for a healthy and satisfying relationship. Unrealistic expectations of love and romance are a primary cause of relationship dissatisfaction among real couples. It is imperative to critically analyze media sources in order to gain knowledge of how to counter unhealthy notions of romance. Korean dramas (K-dramas) typically present a scenario in which strong mutual love and desire between two people come into conflict with existing sociocultural values. The kkonminam (Flower Boy) genre in particular, caters ...


Imagination And Reality: Landscape And The Folk Culture Of Joseon Dynasty Korea, Matthew Finley 2015 Pepperdine University

Imagination And Reality: Landscape And The Folk Culture Of Joseon Dynasty Korea, Matthew Finley

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

The Five Peaks Screen of Korea’s Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) is one of the most iconic works of its time. Nevertheless, the remarkable visual impact and cultural significance of the Five Peaks Screen evades systematic scholarly study, partly because of its generic classification as folk art. In this paper, I will resituate the Five Peaks Screen in the artistic tradition of East Asian landscape painting. When considered in the context of literati painting traditions and relevant popular landscapes, it becomes clear that the design of the Five Peaks Screen coheres to traditional aesthetics to emphasize the ability of artwork to ...


A Long, Hard Trial: The Korean Translations Of The Book Of Mormon, Gerrit van Dyk 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

A Long, Hard Trial: The Korean Translations Of The Book Of Mormon, Gerrit Van Dyk

All Faculty Publications

While some of the story of the Korean translations of the Book of Mormon is told in fragments throughout the documents chronicling the rise of the LDS Church in Korea, most notably Ronald K. Nielsen’s “Hangukeopan Mormongyeong Huesaenggwa Noryeok Kyeoshil,” no one source has the whole story, including the present study. This article will draw on those prior secondary sources as well as accounts from those who lived the events themselves, as told in their personal journals, letters, and reminiscences. The epigraph is a common (mis)conception by members and missionaries who have served in South Korea. In fact ...


An Idealist's Journey: George Clayton Foulk And U.S.-Korea Relations, 1883-1887, Joohyun Kim 2015 Claremont McKenna College

An Idealist's Journey: George Clayton Foulk And U.S.-Korea Relations, 1883-1887, Joohyun Kim

CMC Senior Theses

This senior thesis studies the character and influence of a young American naval officer and diplomat. George Clayton Foulk, the 1st Naval Attaché to the United States Legation and the 2nd U.S. Minister to Korea, brought his intellectual ability and passion to this East Asian country. He hoped for Korea to become an independent, modernized state. Due to the strong Chinese opposition and lack of assistance from the U.S. government, Foulk failed to realize his dream and left Korea in disgrace. However, his service instilled a positive image of America in the minds of many Koreans ...


The Question Of Child Abandonment In South Korea: Misplacing Blame On Personhood, Margaret Hong 2015 Scripps College

The Question Of Child Abandonment In South Korea: Misplacing Blame On Personhood, Margaret Hong

Scripps Senior Theses

In this thesis, I argue that traditional notions of Confucianism and its growing modernity within Korean society have contributed to the continuing issue of child abandonment, inhibiting Korean mothers from gaining bodily, social, and economic independence. There are a variety of governmental and societal pressures, including the emphasis on motherhood and the nuclear family, and expectations for the women, that push these unwed mothers to make undesirable decisions on whether or not to keep their child.


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