All posts tagged Korean Studies

  • Can you see the rabbit in the moon?
    Korean folklore – the Rabbit in the Moon
    September 28, 2012, No comments

    Chuseok is soon to be upon us. If the biggest holiday of the first half of the year is Seollal (설날, Lunar New Year’s Day), then the biggest holiday of the second half of the year is undoubtedly Chuseok (추석). Chuseok…

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    Koong koong kwang! – Korean onomatopoeia
    June 27, 2012, No comments

    A door slams: kwang(쾅)! A person slips and falls: koong(쿵)! A doorbell rings: dding dong~ (띵동~)! A child laughs delightedly: kkarurururu(까르르르르)! An ajumma laughs politely: hohohohoho(호호호호호)!…

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    Why Korean?
    June 19, 2012, No comments

    Aesthetically, grammatically and aurally, the Korean language couldn’t be further removed from English. It crops up on “most difficult to learn” lists while its students moan and complain of its complexity.…

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    Party on! University May Festivals
    May 16, 2012, No comments

    May is the month of university festivals Everyone knows college students have the most fun, right? It’s mid-May. The sky is blue, the grass is green, flowers are blooming, the whole world seems to start anew with fresh…

  • Hyo is the most important virtue in Korean society. Calligraphy by Kim Eung Bae
    Hyo (효), filial piety in Korea
    May 8, 2012, No comments

    Hyo is the most important virtue in Korean society. Calligraphy by Kim Eung Bae May 8th is Parents’ Day. It’s the day where good sons and daughters reinforce their showing of devotion and respect to their parents;…

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    Korea, the Land of Tests
    April 30, 2012, No comments

    April is the cruelest month, they say. Well, in Korea, although it may not be the cruelest, it is definitely a cruel one, especially if you’re a student: it’s time for mid-terms. You might have noticed less students…