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Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Now
What was life like in Ancient Korea? What did people eat? What did they believe in? How is it different now? Take a journey to both ancient and modern Korea, where you will find a rich world of history and traditions that will capture your imagination and whet your appetite for learning more about this fascinating culture. Read about the legend behind the founding of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Shens Books
(first published July 2003)
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Aug 18, 2009 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people moving to Korea
Since I'm in Korea, I figured I might as well learn something about the history and culture of Korea. I raided the children's non-fiction section for short, colorful books about the nation. This is a great book; it's not too long and has lots of interesting facts about the country: it's people, foods, religion, art, symbology, language and cultural influences from other countries, primarily China and Japan. I think this is an excellent book for parents and teachers to read with children.
Mar 23, 2014 Crystal rated it really liked it
This book packs in a lot of information about Korea. I felt that they covered a lot of ground. I would have liked a little more information about the dividing of the country during the cold war, but this is a children's book. I also wondered when K-Pop started because it wasn't mentioned in the music section. I enjoyed learning, but it left me wanting to know more. I guess that is a good thing. I am going to have to seek out more information.