Описание: Death and the activities and beliefs surrounding it can teach us much about the ideals and cultures of the living. While biologically death is an end to physical life, this break is not quite so apparent in its mental and spiritual aspects. Indeed, the influence of the dead over the living is sometimes much greater than before death. This volume takes a multidisciplinary approach in an effort to provide a fuller understanding of both historic and contemporary practices linked with death in Korea.Contributors from Korea and the West incorporate the approaches of archaeology, history, literature, religion, and anthropology in addressing a number of topics organized around issues of the body, disposal of remains, ancestor worship and rites, and the afterlife. The first two chapters explore the ways in which bodies of the dying and the dead were dealt with from the Greater Silla Kingdom (668–935) to the mid-twentieth century. Grave construction and goods, cemeteries, and memorial monuments in the Koryo? (918–1392) and the twentieth century are then discussed, followed by a consideration of ancestral rites and worship, which have formed an inseparable part of Korean mortuary customs since premodern times. The final section of the book examines the treatment of the dead and how the state of death has been perceived.Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea fills a significant gap in studies on Korean society and culture as well as on East Asian mortuary practices. By approaching its topic from a variety of disciplines and extending its historical reach to cover both premodern and modern Korea, it is an important resource for scholars and students in a variety of fields.
Описание: An incredible memoir of North Korea by a woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.
Автор: Smith Название: North Korea ISBN: 0521897785 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521897785 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9722 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this historically grounded, richly empirical study of social and economic transformation in North Korea, Hazel Smith evaluates the 'marketization from below' that followed the devastating famine of the early 1990s, estimated to be the cause of nearly one million fatalities. Smith shows how the end of the Cold War in Europe and the famine brought radical social change to all of North Korean society. This major new study analyses how marketization transformed the interests, expectations and values of the entire society, including Party members, the military, women and men, the young and the elderly. Smith shows how the daily life of North Koreans has become alienated from the daily pronouncements of the North Korean government. Challenging stereotypes of twenty-five million North Koreans as mere bystanders in history, Smith argues that North Koreans are 'neither victims nor villains' but active agents of their own destiny.
Автор: Lim, Jae-cheon Название: Kim jong il`s leadership of north korea ISBN: 0415481953 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415481953 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 17188 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An examination of how political power has been developed, transmitted from father to son (Kim Il Sung in 1994), and now operates in North Korea. It considers Kim and his leadership through an analytical framework. It is of interest to students of North Korean politics and Political theory.
Автор: Lim, Jae-cheon Название: Kim jong-il`s leadership of north korea ISBN: 0415666740 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415666749 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 6461 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This illuminating account of what constitutes power and how it is used makes an important contribution to the understanding of an opaque and difficult regime. It will be of interest for upper level undergraduate, postgraduates and academics interested in North Korean politics, and also those in Political theory.
Описание: Examines how the concept of "Korean woman" underwent a radical transformation in Korea`s public discourse during the years of Japanese colonialism. This book shows that as women moved out of traditional spheres to occupy positions outside the home, they encountered the pervasive control of colonial state, which sought to impose modernity on them.
Автор: Misra, Udayon Название: India`s North-East ISBN: 0198099118 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198099116 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7395 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection of select articles and commentaries on northeastern India focuses primarily on issues relating to the emergence of ethnic nationalism, identity movements, the rise of militant separatism and the role of civil society in conflict situations. The complex processes of nationality formation, the conflicts and contradictions besetting the different ethnic struggles, the engagement of the nation-state with the autonomy/independentist demands raised bythe small nationalities and the inherent fault lines in the quest for separate homelands in a highly diverse and heterogeneous situation-these and many other issues figure prominently in this volume.
Описание: Allegheny City, known today as Pittsburgh’s North Side, was the third-largest city in Pennsylvania when it was controversially annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907. Founded in 1787 as a reserve land tract for Revolutionary War veterans in compensation for their service, it quickly evolved into a thriving urban center with its own character, industry, and accomplished residents. Among those to inhabit the area, which came to be known affectionately as “The Ward,” were Andrew Carnegie, Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Stein, Stephen Foster, and Martha Graham. Once a station along the underground railroad, home to the first wire suspension bridge, and host to the first World Series, the North Side is now the site of Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, and world headquarters for corporations such as Alcoa and the H. J. Heinz Company.Dan Rooney, longtime North Side resident, joins local historian Carol Peterson in creating this highly engaging history of the cultural, industrial, and architectural achievements of Allegheny City from its humble beginnings until the present day. The authors cover the history of the city from its origins as a simple colonial outpost and agricultural center to its rapid emergence alongside Pittsburgh as one of the most important industrial cities in the world and an engine of the American economy. They explore the life of its people in this journey as they experienced war and peace, economic boom and bust, great poverty and wealth - the challenges and opportunities that fused them into a strong and durable community, ready for whatever the future holds. Supplemented by historic and contemporary photos, the authors take the reader on a fascinating and often surprising street-level tour of this colorful, vibrant, and proud place.
Описание: Examining the underlying logic of the strategic and economic partnership between the Republic of Korea and India, this book is the first detailed study of the numerous facets — cultural, economic, people-to-people, and strategic — of blossoming relations between two major Asian democracies. This comprehensive survey documents the interaction between the two governments, relying on facts and hitherto unpublished original records provided by India’s Ministry of External Affairs; offers an illuminating account of India’s active role as a neutral party in the post-Second World War events of the Korean War and the division of the Korean Peninsula; and provides a vision of the future direction of India–Korea relations. The author also shares candid observations of Korean society and its people during his service as Ambassador of India in Seoul. The work will be useful to policy makers as well as students of politics and international relations, strategic studies, economics, and contemporary world history.
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