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Generation Gap and Other Essays: Readings in Korean Culture Series

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Author: Hye-Sook Wang
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 358 pages
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Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprising task- and content-based language teaching material, each of twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm- up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each using, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.
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SAT II Korean

Author: Insook Jung Cho
Publisher: Hollym International Coporation
Binding: Paperback, 313pages
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The intention of this book is to meet the needs of students studying for the SAT II Korean test, as well as help solve the problem of deficient materials for Korean language instructors. In addition, this text is targeted not only for 2nd generation Korean-American students, but also for other American students who desire to study Korean seriously. This book is written as test preparation material for students who have studied Korean for over two years in both public or private middle and high schools in the United States. This also includes students who have attended weekend Korean schools for 5-10 years.
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The Korean Conflict

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Author: Burton Kaufman
Publisher: Greenwood Press (1999)
Binding: Hardcover, 232 pages
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Grade 9 Up-An accurate, measured appraisal of a costly and tragic conflict that shaped American thinking about the Cold War until the fall of the Soviet Union. About half of the book contains historical narrative and analysis, and the remainder consists of biographical profiles of political and military people closely associated with the war, excerpts from important primary documents related to the event, black-and-white photos of war action, and a comprehensive annotated bibliography. As the preface notes, the Korean War is relatively ignored compared to the continuing American preoccupation with the Vietnamese Conflict-even though the earlier conflict had an immense impact on the latter. Paying close attention to military, political, and chronological detail, Kaufman provides a straightforward historical overview of the conflict showing how the U.S. became embroiled in this no-win war. Following this, he discusses in separate chapters the fragile Western alliance behind the U.S. forces, the Soviet and Chinese involvement, the controversial prisoners-of-war issue, and what the conflict meant to the American government and public. Jack Forman, Mesa College Library, San Diego Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Modern Education, Textbooks, and the Image of the Nation: Politics and Modernization and Nationalism in Korean Education: 1880-1910

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Author: Yoonmi Lee
Publisher: Routledge (2000)
Binding: Hardcover, 170 pages
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...Lee's study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs ...Lees study focuses on mass education and its role in shaping new ideas about the nation and modernization...she offers interesting insights into the complex and contested area of politics and ideology in the waning years of the dynasty. –Christine J. Kim, Pacific Affairs
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Korean Composition

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Author: Pong Ja Paik, Pong-Ja Paek, Korean Language Education and Research Center
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 334 pages
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Korean Composition is the first book in English for students of Korean language aimed not only at enhancing their writing skills and overall linguistic competence, but also at organizing and developing their ideas and thoughts with grammatically, stylistically, and culturally correct expressions. The Essential Composition section contains chapters concerned with the writing of essays, diaries and letters, document preparation, and expository writing. The Advanced Composition section considers descriptions of impressions, writing poetry, newspaper accounts, writing articles and theses, and summarizing. Each chapter consists of numerous units designed to cover words, phrases, idioms, and grammatical patterns (with sentence examples). Exercises and a model writing example are included in each unit. Advanced students who need assistance in choosing proper topics and materials as well as in using diverse expressions in creative writing will benefit from the section on steps of composition and styles of writing. English translations of model writings, an index of useful grammatical patterns, and an English-Korean glossary are provided at the end of the text. Korean Composition is aimed at college-level students who have completed at least beginning and intermediate levels of Korean. For students using the Integrated Korean series, this text is recommended for use after the completion of Advanced Intermediate 2.
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The Korean Alphabet: Its History and Structure

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Author: Young-Key Kim-Renaud
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (1997)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
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A collection of ten essays which cover topics such as: arguments for King Sejong's "personal creation" of the script; the Asian and domestic linguistic and socio-cultural background to its creation; the principles under which each symbol was created; and the structure of phonological units.
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Integrated Korean: High Advanced 1

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Author: Hye-Sook Wang, Hyo Sang Lee, Sungdai Cho
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 265 pages
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This textbook is the ninth volume in a five-level series (Beginning 1 and 2, Intermediate 1 and 2, Advanced Intermediate 1 and 2, Advanced 1 and 2, and High Advanced 1 and 2) developed collaboratively by leading classroom teachers and linguists of Korean. All series’ volumes have been developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology—contextualization, learner-centeredness, use of authentic materials, function/task-orientedness, balance between skill getting and skill using, and integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. Grammar points are systematically introduced with simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples, exercises, and drills. Each lesson of this volume consists of pre-reading activities, one or two main reading texts, new words, useful expressions, exercises, comprehension questions, related reading, discussion and composition, and English translation of the reading texts.
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Selected Readings in Korean

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Author: Heisoon Yang, Ho-min Sohn
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
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The first advanced Korean reading text for non-native speakers, Selected Readings in Korean consists of eighteen lessons on diverse, stimulating topics such as Korean traditions, culture, and society. It is designed for use by students who have completed the fourth-year-level in Korean (approximately five hundred class hours) or the equivalent. Each lesson consists of six sections: pre-reading group activities, which not only serve as a schema for efficient comprehension of the reading text to follow, but also help students broaden their relevant knowledge; an authentic main reading text on an informative and interesting topic; explanations in Korean and English of words that may be unfamiliar to students, including words indicating abstract or culture-specific concepts; explanations of idiomatic expressions; extensive exercises intended to help students master the contents of the text, new vocabulary, and grammar while improving their composition and oral presentation skills; and post-reading activities designed to further thinking and group discussion on subjects related to the main topic of the lesson. Appended are translations of the main reading texts of all eighteen lessons and a Korean-English glossary. Overall, special effort has been made to render the volume learner-centered and learner-friendly.
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Korean Language in Culture And Society

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 284 pages
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Intended as a companion to the popular KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language series and designed and edited by a leading Korean linguist, this is the first volume of its kind to treat specifically the critical role of language in Korean culture and society. An introductory chapter provides the framework of the volume, defining language, culture, and society and their interrelatedness and presenting an overview of the Korean language vis-à-vis its culture and society from evolutionary and dynamic perspectives. Early on, contributors examine the invention and use of the Korean alphabet, South Korea’s "standard language" vs. North Korea’s "cultured language," and Korean in contact with Chinese and Japanese. Several topics representative of Korean socio-cultural vocabulary (sound symbolic words, proverbs, calendar-related terms, kinship terms, slang expressions) are discussed, followed by a consideration of Korean honorifics and other related issues. Two chapters on ! Korean media, one on advertisements and the other a comparative analysis of television ads in Korea, Japan, and the U.S., follow. Finally, contributors look at salient features of the language, narrative structure, and dialectal variation. All chapters are accompanied by a set of student questions and a useful bibliography. Throughout, technical language is kept to a minimum and sufficient language examples are provided. A beginning level of proficiency in Korean is sufficient to digest the Korean examples with facility, making this volume accessible to a wide range of students.
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Readings in Modern Korean Literature

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Author: Jeyseon Lee, Yung-Hee Kim
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
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Readings in Modern Korean Literature provides advanced students (those with at least four years of college-level training in Korean) with materials that will help them understand and appreciate modern Korean literary traditions as well as challenge them to use their Korean-language competence to the fullest extent. It offers the student a wide range of literary writing, including three different genres of poetry, short stories, and essays. Each piece is accompanied by a vocabulary glossary and notes, explanations of socio-cultural details, an introduction to the author, and a translation. The textbook is distinguished by a variety of exercises designed to enhance students' proficiency in referential reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Readings in Modern Korean Literature fills a serious gap in learner-oriented comprehensive texts for students of Korean literature and culture. It will give them the opportunity to explore the most salient themes, forms, and techniques that inform Korean literary texts and give them a sense of the flow of modern Korean literature.
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