Foundations Of Korean Martial Arts Masters Manuals And Combative Techniques

Author by : Michael DeMarco, M.A., et al.
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Description : Most of what are referred to as Korean martial art styles are actually derived from Japanese/Okinawan karate systems or find their roots in Chinese boxing. The Korean peninsula has existed as a fragile territory between China and Japan and thus shared many cultural elements from their neighbors. To what degree has the Japanese and Chinese arts influenced those practiced in Korea over the centuries? Can we distinguish any original Korean martial art style? Chapters in this anthology are derived from the Journal of Asian Martial Arts specifically in response to such questions as asked above. The authors provide great detail on the military/martial manuals that recorded both battlefield arts and personal combative arts and use these sources to give a picture of the martial traditions practiced in Korea for hundreds of years. In chapter one, Stanley Henning provides an excellent overview of martial arts in Korea since the earliest dynasties. These include bare-hand arts as well as those with weaponry. His overview illuminates the time and place of highly influential military manuals as discussed in the chapter by Manuel Adrogué. John Della Pia’s two chapters focus on a particular manual—the Muye Dobo Tongji (1790)—providing details of open-hand and weapons training, in particular with the unique Korean “native sword.” Two chapters provide the theory and practice of qigong methods for health and martial effectiveness. Dr. Patrick Massey et al. offer results on the use of breathing methods affecting lung capacity. Sean Bradley’s chapter goes deeply into the medical theories that parallel the practice of Sinmoo Hapkido’s qigong methods. The final two chapters focus on practical fighting applications from Hapkido. Marc Tedeschi’s chapter provides sound advice for self-defense against multiple opponents. In addition to detailing principles that give any defender a helpful advantage, Tedeschi shows nineteen examples of techniques against two, three, and four opponents that include pressure point striking, throws, arm bars, locks, and a variety of kicks. In the closing chapter, Sean Bradley discusses a few of his favorite techniques, where he learned them, and why they are memorable. Rich in historical details and practical advice, this anthology will prove to be a prized reference work to all interested in the Korean martial traditions.


A Korean Nationalist Entrepreneur

Author by : Choong Soon Kim
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : During the period of Japanese domination, Kim Songsu emerged as one of Korea's leading cultural nationalists. This life history details his contribution to the self-strengthening programs moderate nationalists advocated as the foundation for Korea's independence.


Maedeup

Author by : Hee-Jin Kim
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Publisher by : Hollym International Corporation
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Description : In the face of great social upheaval in the second half of the 20th century, when traditional Korean culture was quickly disappearing. Author Hee-jin Kim took it upon herself to learn the art of Korean knots, or maedeup, from the last great school of maedeup artisans. Her extensive knowledge of the classic Korean craft is reflected on every page, as she goes over the history and symbology of maedeup and their many uses, as well as the process of making maedeup.


Traditional Performing Arts Of Korea

Author by : Kyŏng-uk Chŏn
Languange : en
Publisher by : 한국국제교류재단
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Description : This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical background, genres, and performers of the traditional performing arts of Korea, such as puppet plays, mask dramas, and Pansori, a uniquely Korean form of narrative song, which originated from the singing and dancing traditions of the ancient Korean people. It offers a detailed introduction to a variety of Korea's traditional performing arts. The book also provides references on related research sources in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, about Korea's traditional performing arts, for those with an interest in conducting in-depth research, along with featuring some 70 photographs to highlight the noteworthy characteristics of Korean performing arts.


Consonant Lenition In Korean And The Macro Altaic Question

Author by : Samuel Elmo Martin
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Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : This study describes a diachronic change of the obstruent consonants in the central area of Korea, with attention to ONSET and CODA lenitions. It is intended for students of Korean language and linguistics.


Times Past In Korea

Author by : Martin Uden
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : "This collection covers a period of over 400 years - from Hendrik Hamel's journal of the 1600s to early twentieth-century records like those of Roy C. Andrews' 1918 account of his expedition entitled Exploring Unknown Corners of 'Hermit Kingdom'."--Jacket.


The Politics Of Economic Reform In South Korea

Author by : Tat Kong Kong
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Its analysis of the recent transition and uniquely systematic treatment of labour issues are a significant contribution to scholarship on the politics of development.


Shaping Competitive Advantages

Author by : Wolfgang Hillebrand
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This work takes a look at the governance patterns and management concepts adopted in leading OECD countries and advanced developing countries (ADCs) such as Korea.


Korean Painting

Author by : Keith L. Pratt
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The first such survey in English, Korean Painting ranges from fourth-century tomb paintings to the experimental "series" works of the 20th century. The author adopts a thematic approach, tracing the development of each of the most commonly depicted categories, including human and religious subjects, landscapes, scenes from nature and, in the 20th century, abstract art. Like other titles in the popular Images of Asia series, this book is both profusely illustrated and accessibly written for a wide audience.


Who S Who In The West 1996 1997

Author by : Marquis Who's Who
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Publisher by : Reed Reference Publishing
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Korea A Century Of Change

Author by : Jrgen Kleiner
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Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : This book provides an evenhanded coverage of Korea's turbulent history during the last one hundred years, from seclusion to division. It focuses particularly on the development of the two different and antagonistic states on the peninsula since 1945. The author sees both countries through the windows of their possibilities and interests. He supplements his narrative, which makes use of rich source material, with observations he has made in South Korea, where he spent more than ten years from the 1970s to the 1990s, and where he had access to politicians and opinion leaders.The book starts by describing how the Hermit Kingdom was exposed to the greed of foreign powers at the end of the 19th century and how it became the victim of imperialistic Japan, then account is given of the country's division and the hardening of that division through the Korean War. The rule of the military and the final triumph of civilian democrats in South Korea are analyzed in much detail. One chapter is devoted to the rise and intermittent decline of the South Korean economy. The history of North Korea under Kim II Sung and under his son is told, before the foreign relations of both Koreas are explained. A chapter on the so far overwhelmingly antagonistic South-North relations concludes the book.


Fragrance Elegance And Virtue

Author by : Sŏng-mi Yi
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Publisher by : 대원사
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Rethinking The Korean War

Author by : William Whitney Stueck
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : William Stueck presents a fresh analysis of the Korean War's major diplomatic and strategic issues. Drawing on a cache of newly available information from archives in the United States, China, and the former Soviet Union, he provides an interpretive synthesis for scholars and general readers alike. Beginning with the decision to divide Korea in 1945, he analyzes first the origins and then the course of the conflict. He takes into account the balance between the international and internal factors that led to the war and examines the difficulty in containing and eventually ending the fighting. This discussion covers the progression toward Chinese intervention as well as factors that both prolonged the war and prevented it from expanding beyond Korea. Stueck goes on to address the impact of the war on Korean-American relations and evaluates the performance and durability of an American political culture confronting a challenge from authoritarianism abroad.


Zainichi Koreans In Japan

Author by : John Lie
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This book traces the origins and transformations of a people-the Zainichi, or Koreans “residing in Japan.” Using a wide range of arguments and evidence-historical and comparative, political and social, literary and pop-cultural-John Lie reveals the social and historical conditions that gave rise to Zainichi identity, while exploring its vicissitudes and complexity. In the process he sheds light on the vexing topics of diaspora, migration, identity, and group formation.


American Soldiers

Author by : Peter S. Kindsvatter
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The first book to bring together wartime experiences from the centuries four major conflicts recreates the exhaustion, emotional pain, bitterness, bravery, and comradship that has marked the American military experience.


The Korean War

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : An essential piece of the increasing scholarship on and about the Korean War.


Narratives Of Nation Building In Korea

Author by : Sheila Miyoshi Jager
Languange : en
Publisher by : M.E. Sharpe
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Description : This work offers insights on how historical texts and events in Korea's history have contributed to the formation of the nation's collective consciousness. It explores the relationship between gender and nationalism by showing how key narrative topics have been used to make sense of national events


Firefight At Yechon

Author by : Charles M. Bussey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Potomac Books Incorporated
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Description : Here is Bussey's story, the first personal account of the African-American experience in the Korean War, told by a man whose commander said he would have received the Medal of Honor if not for the color of his skin. 16 black-and-white photographs


Korean Travel Literature

Author by : T'ae-jun Kim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ewha Womans University Press
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Writing Women In Korea

Author by : Theresa Hyun
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : Writing Women in Korea explores the connections among translation, new forms of writing, and new representations of women in Korea from the early 1900s to the late 1930s. It examines shifts in the way translators handled material pertaining to women, the work of women translators of the time, and the relationship between translation and the original works of early twentieth-century Korean women writers. The book opens with an outline of the Chosôn period (1392-1910), when a vernacular writing system was invented, making it possible to translate texts into Korean--in particular, Chinese writings reinforcing official ideals of feminine behavior aimed at women. The legends of European heroines and foreign literary works (such as those by Ibsen) translated at the beginning of the twentieth century helped spur the creation of the New Woman (Sin Yôsông) ideal for educated women of the 1920s and 1930s. The role of women translators is explored, as well as the scope of their work and the constraints they faced as translators. Finally, the author relates the writing of Kim Myông-Sun, Pak Hwa-Sông, and Mo Yun-Suk to new trends imported into Korea through translation. She argues that these women deserve recognition for not only their creation of new forms of writing, but also their contributions to Korea’s emerging sense of herself as a modern and independent nation.


The Korean Economy

Author by : Hy?ng-gu Yi
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Lee, former South Korean government Minister of Labor for the South Korean government, discusses the country's economic development from 1945-1994 and the public policies that shaped it, arguing that if South Korea is to become a major economic power, the government should withdraw from the economic front line.


Korean Buddhist Sculpture

Author by : Woo-bang Kang
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "Korean art is often considered to be subordinate to Chinese art or a bridge between China and Japan. Moreover, as most Korean art history is known through the work of Japanese and Euro-American scholars, there is room for misunderstanding on the subject. But while Korean Buddhist sculpture, one of the fields representing the essence of Korean art, was certainly influenced by and is similar to Chinese sculpture at first glance, it went beyond such influence to develop many unique characteristics. The seven essays in this book investigate in-depth three examples that show this aspect of Korean sculpture--pensive images, Seokguram cave temple, and the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok, which were produced during the period between the 6th and 8th centuries. When we stand before a wonderful work of art we feel a sense of delight and experience catharsis because the artwork represents the oneness of truth and beauty. The works discussed in this book are those that show that truth is beauty and beauty is truth. Indeed, it is impossible to express absolute truth in formative language without achieving absolute beauty, and through the formative arts the author has endeavored to understand the zeitgeist that gave birth to such works. These seven essays deal not only with the iconographical and stylistic aspects, but also the philosophical side of these works of art, and thus attempt to demonstrate that there is an inseparable relationship between religious truth and artistic style." -- Publisher's description


Four Contemporary Korean Plays

Author by : Yun-Taek Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press of Amer
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Description : South Korean drama has received considerable attention in Europe and Asia, but, until recently, received only scant attention in the United States. This anthology contains early works (1989-1993) by one of Korea's leading theatre artists. These works reflect the nature of Lee Yun Taek's genius, his contributions to contemporary Korean theatre and the socio-political climate in South Korea during the release of his early works. They are indeed "brief chronicles of their time." The plays, Citizen K; O-Gu: A Ceremony of Death; Mask of Fire: Ceremony of Power; and The Dummy Bride: A Ceremony of Love, are a collection that illuminate such polarities as purity/depravity, madness/reason, power/impotence, life/death, and freedom/oppression. These polarities are clearly Korean in form and substance, but their subject matter and motifs are universal. An introductory essay addresses particular aspects of each drama with extensive notes accompanying each play, which include information about Korean society, culture, and history.


The Dragon And The Eagle

Author by : Alfred Owen Aldridge
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Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
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Description : "Previous scholarship held that the image of China did not penetrate North America until after trade was established between Canton and the East Coast in 1784. In The Dragon and the Eagle, A. Owen Aldridge reveals that a lively curiosity about oriental culture existed before the middle of the eighteenth century, and that a good deal of information about it was available even during the War for Independence." "Aldridge surveys attitudes and opinions about all aspects of Chinese life and culture expressed in American fiction, history, travel accounts, sermons, poetry, essays, correspondence, memoirs, and references in periodicals. He indicates that between 1760 and 1825 several entire books about China were published in America, together with a host of short pieces in newspapers and magazines. By the end of the eighteenth century, practically every idea or element of concrete information about China in print in London or Paris had reappeared in some form or another in the United States." "The history of these initial dealings shows in many ways a clash of contrasting cultures. This book uncovers some extraordinary instances of the relationship: Benjamin Franklin at the age of thirty-two publishing in his Philadelphia newspaper an analysis of the thought of Confucius; Thomas Jefferson including a Chinese novel on a reading list of 200 books for his brother-in-law; Thomas Paine comparing Confucius and Christ as great moral teachers; Philip Freneau composing a poem hailing the first voyage of an American vessel to the Far East; the American Philosophical Society enquiring into the contents of a Chinese book unearthed in the midst of a camp of American Indians in Pennsylvania; and a shocked American sea captain viewing the corpses of Eurasian babies floating down the river in Canton." "Aldridge confines his remarks to literary and intellectual texts before the eighteenth century and emphasizes authors in English who have been previously neglected. A bibliography of American imprints referring to China, 1760 to 1826, appears in the appendix."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Britain Southeast Asia And The Impact Of The Korean War

Author by : Nicholas Tarling
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Publisher by : NUS Press
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Description : Discusses Britain's policy towards Southeast Asia in the period 1950-55, when it was crucially affected by the struggle in Korea. Covering the dispute over West New Guinea and the Chinese Nationalist incursion into Burma, the book gives a full account of the Geneva conference 50 years ago, which reached a settlement in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and of the creation of the SEATO alliance.


Korean Composition

Author by : Pong Ja Paik
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Hawaii Press
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Description : Korean Composition is the first book in English for students of Korean language aimed not only at enhancing their writing skills and overall linguistic competence, but also at organizing and developing their ideas and thoughts with grammatically, stylistically, and culturally correct expressions. The Essential Composition section contains chapters concerned with the writing of essays, diaries and letters, document preparation, and expository writing. The Advanced Composition section considers descriptions of impressions, writing poetry, newspaper accounts, writing articles and theses, and summarizing. Each chapter consists of numerous units designed to cover words, phrases, idioms, and grammatical patterns (with sentence examples). Exercises and a model writing example are included in each unit. Advanced students who need assistance in choosing proper topics and materials as well as in using diverse expressions in creative writing will benefit from the section on steps of composition and styles of writing. English translations of model writings, an index of useful grammatical patterns, and an English-Korean glossary are provided at the end of the text. Korean Composition is aimed at college-level students who have completed at least beginning and intermediate levels of Korean. For students using the Integrated Korean series, this text is recommended for use after the completion of Advanced Intermediate 2.


Reflections On A Mask

Author by : In-hun Ch'oe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Homa & Sekey Books
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Korean Musical Instruments

Author by : Keith Howard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The music of Korea is an intriguing blend of earthy, percussive folk rhythms and contemplative court styles. While showing influences as diverse as Chinese court culture and the traditions of merchants travelling east on the Silk Road, the Korean peninsula has had a distinct and vibrantmusical identity for more than 1,000 years. Korean Musical Instruments is a comprehensive guide to Korea's music and musical instruments. Keith Howard first provides a background for understanding the cultural and musical history of the peninsula, addressing both indigenous and Chinese-derived court genres, local folk music, and the recentmovement in North Korea to 'improve' traditional instruments. He then turns to the instruments themselves, devoting chapters to string, wind, and percussion instruments, respectively. The full catalogue of instruments currently in use and preserved in Korea is discussed, with full descriptions,details of their repertory, construction notes, and brief consideration of playing techniques.Written by a musician and scholar and illustrated with 24 colour and 15 black-and-white images, Korean Musical Instruments is directed equally to practising musicians and to students of Korean culture and society, and is the only complete discussion of the topic available in English today.


The Rise Of The Korean Economy

Author by : Tutor in Ethics Robert Song
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Within 30 years the Republic of Korea has transformed itself from an agricultural society to a modern industrial power. In this book a leading Korean economist tells how the transformation was achieved.