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This from a people who only really entered the modern world in the 20th century.

Korea is one of the Four Tigers of East Asia, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and integration into the high-tech modern world economy. Three decades ago GDP per capita was comparable with levels in the poorer countries of Africa and Asia. Today its GDP per capita is roughly 20 times North Korea's and equal to the lesser economies of the European Union.

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Famous Korean people __ A list of famous Koreans with links to additional information, - From encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com - http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Famous%20Korean%20people 

Haines Brown, Korean Shamanism __ "A shaman - a word of Siberian origin - is a person who mediates the relation between the natural world and an animated supernatural world (spirits) for the purpose of gaining some control over or knowledge of natural events." Learn how this concept applied and still applies in Korea. - From Haines Brown - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/55a/092.html 
Hidden Korea/Culture __ An in-depth study of Korean culture. - illustrated - From BBC - http://www.pbs.org/hiddenkorea/culture.htm 


Korean Culture __ History, painting, pottery, dancing and more. - illustrated - From Korean Student Association at St Loius University - http://www.slu.edu/organizations/ksa/culture.htm 

Korean Folk Village __ "The Korean Folk Village, which was opened on the 3rd October, 1974, as an open-air folk museum and international tourist attraction for both Korean and foreign visitors. It is the home of the true Korean heritage where many features of the Korean culture have been collected and preserved for succeeding generations to see and learn about." Take a tour now. - illustrated - From koreanfolk.co.kr - http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/folk/english/index.htm


Korean Hanbok (Ceremonial Dress, Traditional Dress) __ "Koreans use "bot"e as a general term for clothing. Traditional clothing and adornments, on the other hand, are called "hanbok"-an abbreviation of the term Han-guk pokshik (Korean attire)." You will find a history of hanbok and its current status in Korean culture. - From asianinfo.org - http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/cel/hanbok.htm 

Life in Korea: Cultural Spotlight __ An in-depth look at different aspects of Korean culture, society, and customs. - illustrated - From lifeinkorea.com - http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Culture/spotlight.cfm 

The Origin of the Korean People: Who are the Koreans? __ "No one knows exactly where the Koreans came from or who they are." Well, aren't we off to a good start? Read more in this excellent article. - illustrated - From Lee Wha Rang - http://www.kimsoft.com/2004/go-chosun.htm

People of Korea __ A history of the people of Korea from Paleolithic origins through current. - From asianinfo.org - http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/people.htm  


Teaching English in Korea - A Westerner's Guide to Korean Culture, Good Manners, and Approximately Correct Social Behavior __ Just some good advice for getting along in Korea.- From Unknown - http://www2.ald.net/~roden/korea/pages/culture.htm 


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