• Korean People Korea Japanese Japan
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    Did Japan modernize or Korea? Scholars have debated this question with vigor throughout this century. I do not believe the answer is so black and white. While looking at the history of the colonization, evidence of both should appear. The word colonization alone generally means to move into another people's land and exploit resources. However, positive results can appear during a negative situation. Regardless of what point of view an individual takes, there is no doubt that Japan has dramatical...
  • Korean American Immigrants Korea Japanese
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    "The Korean Experience in America, 1903 - 1924"The Korean experience in America during the years 1903 to 1924 is very unique. When compared to other East Asian immigrants, Korean immigrants were relatively small. Most of them were students and agricultural laborers who emigrated to Hawaii as plantation laborers. Many of them decided to come to America due to constant invasion by Japan and also to earn lot of money. Those immigrants happen to be an important factor on Korean history. During the y...
  • Korean War North Korea
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    On 26 June, one day after 90, 000 North Korean troops, armed with Soviet weapons, crossed the 38 th parallel to invade South Korea, President Harry Truman directed U. S. military forces to assist South Korea. This began the Korean War, which came at a time when America was becoming more and more fearful of Communism. The fact that Communist China and the Soviet Union were backing the North Koreans added to American fears of a 'Communist Takeover' of the world. Led by General Douglas MacArthur, A...
  • Was The Korean War An Interna
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    The Korean War, or more accurately, the Korean Conflict was quite obviously both a civil conflict and an international conflict. As I go forward in this discussion of the war, I will attempt to explain my theory on both separate ideas. Fundamentally, it is hard to have a civil conflict, that will not in some respect, impact a part of the entire world. The Korean conflict was a civil war (from now on I will refer to the Korean conflict as a war collectively) between two sets of the same people. T...
  • Korean Art History Century Period Chinese
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    Part 1: The History The arts of Korea, while largely influenced by Chinese, are characterized by simplicity, spontaneity and naturalism. A work of Korean art is not very meticulous in tiny details. It rather tends to embrace wholeness. This seemingly indifference lies in the flexible state of mind of early Korean artists who love nature as it is. Ko Yu-sop, a Korean art scholar, defines the characteristic aspects of Korean art as "technique without technique,"planning without planning,"asymmetry...
  • Korean Society Family Children Parents
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    The Difference in Traditional and current Korean Family Structure The traditional Korean Society retains a strong Confucian tradition, which is clearly manifested in the strong devotion to the family. This tradition combined with the passionate nature of Koreans can perhaps explain strong loyalties felt between relatives, co-workers, classmates, and friends. This is all true of Korean society today. Even though a number of things have changed, there is still a strong emphasis on the traditional ...
  • Film History Korean Films Korea
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    A Short History of Korean Film 1903-1945: Korea Under Japanese Rule 1903 -- First public screening of a film in Korea. 1910 -- Korea is formally annexed by Japan. 1919 -- First film, a kino drama (play with motion picture inserts) named Uirijeok Guru. 1923 -- First silent film, Plighted Love Under the Moon directed by Yun Back-nam. 1926 -- Ari rang by Na Un-Kyu. 1935 -- First sound film, Ch'-jon directed by Lee Myung-woo. 1937 -- Japan invades China; the Korean film industry is converted into a...
  • Cold War Korea Korean North
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    World War II divided Korea into a Communist, northern half and an American-occupied southern half, divided at the 38 th parallel. The Korean War began when the North Korean Communist army crossed invaded non-Communist South Korea. As North Korean army, armed with Soviet tanks, quickly overran South Korea, the United States came to South Korea's aid. General Douglas MacArthur, who had been overseeing the post World War II affair of Japan, sent the US forces, which began to hold off the North Kore...
  • Korean War 3 North Korea
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    Post WWII the cold war began and many problems came about. U. S. officials, concerned over Soviet pressures against Iran and Turkey, interpreted a 1946 speech by Stalin as declaring ideological war against the West. In 1947 the president proposed the Truman Doctrine, which had two objectives: to send U. S. aid to anticommunist forces in Greece and Turkey, and to create a public consensus so Americ 8 ans would be willing to fight the cold war. He achieved both goals. That same year, journalist W...
  • The Korean War North Korea
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    On June 25, 1950, a war broke out on the peninsula of North and South Korea. The causes of this war were mostly attributed to North Korea's attempted conquest of the entire Korean peninsula. North Korea invaded the South and thus began the Korean War. This was a war that ultimately involved the forces of the United States and numerous other countries. The Korean War cost the lives of 2, 000, 000 people in only three years. This catastrophic loss of life was due to the events took place during th...
  • Asian Am Health Sense Of Belonging
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    I've commonly encountered my whole life how spiritual the "Asian culture" can actually be. Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism underlie the value system in asian culture. As for my generation, Asian Americans have been influenced by western beliefs to express your opinion and to work towards fighting for your right, extreme liberalism. That culture alone varies when it comes to value systems. Their experiences in America determine what someone values, and how their origin of race pr...
  • The Korean War Korea United States
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    The Korean War took place between the years of 1950 and 1953. The cause of the war was that Korea was under Japanese rule ever since the end of the Chinese-Japanese war in 1895. After World War II, in 1945, Korea was freed from Japan. The United States troops occupied the southern part of the country and Russian forces took the north. The very first and main reason we entered the war in Korea was because John Foster Dulles, the future Secretary of State under Dwight Eisenhower, said that it woul...
  • North Korea Surprise Attack
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    In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMA G (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the c...
  • North Korea Nuclear United States
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    In a discussion with the United States and China in Beijing on April 24, 2003, North Korean officials admitted for the first time that they possessed nuclear weapons. North Korean officials claim to have reprocessed and reproduced spent fuel rods and have threatened to begin exporting nuclear materials, unless the United States agrees to one-on-one talks with North Korea. Tension between the United States and North Korea have been running pretty stiff and high since early October of 2002. Assist...
  • Korean War North Korea United
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    The Korean War originated in the division of Korea into South Korea and North Korea after World War II (1939-1945). Efforts to reunify the peninsula after the war failed, and in 1948 the South proclaimed the Republic of Korea and the North established the People's Republic of Korea. In 1949, border fighting broke out between the North and the South. On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the dividing line and invaded the South. Soon, in defense of the South, the United States joined the f...
  • Korean Vs Us Management
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    Compare and Contrast US managers with the Managers of the Republic of Korea - business Introduction We have chosen to compare and contrast U. S. managers withthe managers of The Republic of Korea (ROK). The ROK is a tiny nation of 42, 621, 000 people residing precariously on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula (Cook l 995). It has a very high population density with 1. 121 persons/ sq. mile. They are ethnically homogenous with 99. 9% being Korean and. 01% Chinese. The age distribution is ...
  • The Aesthetics Of Korean Art
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    The Aesthetics of Korean Art First and foremost, I think Korean art is realized by its love for naturalness. In everything from architecture to everyday furniture and ornaments to paintings, this aspect of Korean aesthetism is shown. If you look at the furniture pieces made of wood from the Kory o and Chosen period, you can see that most of the furniture, except for some of the luxurious ones used in court, have their natural wooden texture to it, unlike the furniture or ornaments of China or Ja...
  • Korean People Japanese Language Identity
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    Lost Names, by Richard E. Kim, is a novel about a young boy growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea during the period of 1932 to 1945. Japan gained complete political control of Korea in 1906 after the assassination of Ito Hirobumi by a Korean nationalist. By this time of narrative the occupation had become deeply entrenched in the Korean culture, affecting aspects of everyday life such as education and access to goods. A nation's identity is composed of distinctive elements of cultur...
  • The Korean War North Korea
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    The Forgotten War Two Koreas and two completely different governments lead to one deadly war. The Korean War is sometimes referred as the "Forgotten War." Since the 1400's either Japan or China has conquered Korea. From 1910 to 1945, Korea was completely under Japanese control. Then, after World War II Korea was on its own. The people had no government, no money, and no navy or army to protect their country. Due to the lack of organization that Korea had, it sparked attention from other powerfu...
  • South Korea Essay Korean Business Culture
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    Korea is known as the "Land of the Morning Calm." This expression comes from the beginning of the modern history of Korea. Kory o means "high" and "clear." This word symbolizes the clear blue sky of Korea. The beautiful nature of Korea is expressed through this ancient name. The beginning of Korean history started from 2333 B. C. The Korean peninsular adjoins China and Japan. Korea was conquered by Japan and divided into South and North Korea at the end of World War II. The Korean War caused de...