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South Korea

This page displays all Asia Society content on South Korea in reverse chronological order. For more Asia Society work on South Korea, please visit Asia Society Korea, established in 2007 with a mission to promote the understanding of Asia. Asia Society Korea aims to strengthen relationships and bridge differences across South Korea, Asia and the United States.

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An essay exploring why close family ties and dependencies are valued so highly in Korea.
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Delve into the profound philosophical significance of the South Korean flag.
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A comparative essay on American and Korean education systems written by team of American educators.
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How Korea transformed from one of the poorest countries to an economic giant in the span of a century.
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The elaborate mechanical toys in 7th century Korea reveals something about technology and trade of that time.
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Fifty years after the Nogun-ri Massacre, the world is trying to understand how this crime could occur, even during war.
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A Korean origin myth described in context of Korean society and as a comparison to Western thought.
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Successive Korean kingdoms were able to maintain political independence and cultural distinctiveness from surrounding areas.
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An overview of Korea's mainstream religions, from Shamanism to Christianity.
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A geographic exploration of North and South Korea, including its location, climate, production, and how Korea perceives herself.
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With the harvest celebration as a point of departure, this essay explores gender, family, and even North-South relations.
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Cheju Island is known for its women divers who harvest algae and shellfish with only a knife and no breathing apparatus.