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Title Korean arts & lifestyle [videorecording] / [Korea Foundation].

Imprint [Seoul] : Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan, [2000?]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  951.9 K8415a 2000  v.4    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  951.9 K8415a 2000  v.2    ---  Available
Description 4 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Dolby ditigal 2.0; NTSC.
Note Originally produced in English by Arirang TV, under the Foundation's sponsorship.
Contents 1. Dynamic culture of contemporary Korea -- 2. Clothes, foods and houses of Korea -- 3. Life of Koreans -- 4. Beauty of traditional Korean arts.
Summary A documentary series on Korea's traditional as well as contemporary culture. The Dynamic Culture of Contemporary Korea (Volume 1) introduces various aspects of Korea's contemporary culture. It reveals the dynamism of Korean culture with scenes of samulnori, a form of traditional percussion music, Nanta, a high-energy non-verbal stage performance, and the frenzied "street cheering" during the 2002 World Cup. There are also highlights of the hallyu (Korean wave) phenomenon, which has led to the spread of Korean pop culture throughout Asia and beyond. The Clothes, Foods and Houses of Korea (Volume 2) is a general overview of the Korean ways of living. This includes a description of a traditional Korean house, hanok, and its noteworthy characteristics: ondol, underfloor heating system, maru, traditional wooden floor, and jeongwon, a Korean-style garden. In addition, it explains about the dietary practices of Koreans, like kimchi and soy-bean uses. The Life of Koreans (Volume 3) provides information about the world of Korea's traditional customs and rituals, including, dol, a first-year birthday celebration, as well as practices related to the rite of passage, wedding, funeral, and memorial services in Korea. The Beauty of Traditional Korean Arts (Volume 4) explores various genres of traditional Korean art, including traditional fine arts, such as calligraphy, pottery, and landscape painting; traditional music forms like pansori and minyo, and musical instruments gayagum and geomungo; and Korean dance, such as salpuri (exorcist) and buchaechum (fan dance).
Language In Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish with optional subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Subject Arts, Korean.
Performing arts -- Korea (South)
Lifestyles -- Korea (South)
Religion and culture -- Korea (South)
Buddhism -- Korea.
Genre/Form Documentary films -- Korea (South).
DVDs-Video discs.
Added Author Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan.

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