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Politics of dynasty: The one thing that China, North Korea, Japan and South Korean share in common Dynastic politics seem to make a comeback in East Asia. First, Kin Jong-un took over North Korea after the death of his father. Then, Xi Jinping, the son of a communist politician veteran Xi Zhongxun, was announced the new leader of China for the next 10 years. On this past Sunday, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s ex-prime minister from 2006 – 2007 and grandson of Nobusuke Kishi, prime minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960, was elected again to lead the country. Just yesterday, Park Guen-hye, daughter of South Korea’s longest-ruling dictator Park Chuang-Hee, was elected the country’s new president. Political dynasties aren’t new in the history of East Asia, but in modern time when some countries adopted democracy and the others claimed to practice “socialism,” this is probably the first time when all four most-talked-about countries in the region follow father-son/daughter leadership at the same time. An era of Pin Die Pin die, a competition of family background The ruling class always rules Li Xiaopeng

Get to Know The Faces You’ll See Everyday in Korea – Who’s on South Korean Money | Seoulistic – Korea Simplified Get to Know The Faces You’ll See Everyday in Korea – Who’s on South Korean Money Keith Blog, Just for Fun 23 [Note: This is a repost in response to a reader's question about who is on Korean money.] If you’re in Korea, of course you’ll have to deal with South Korean won. 50,000 won (bank note) Shin Saimdang (신사임당) (1504-1551) The most recent addition to the Korean won banknotes is the only sexy lady to be on any South Korean bank note (just kidding, she wasn’t that sexy). 10,000 won (bank note) King Sejong the Great (세종대왕 – Sejongdaewang) (1397-1450) If you don’t know this man, you will once you come to Korea. 5,000 won (bank note) Yi I (이이), aka Yulgok (율곡) (1536-1584) The son of 50,000 won mommy Shin Saimdang, this man was probably much much smarter than you. 1,000 won (bank note) Yi Hwang (이황), aka Toegye (퇴계) (1501-1570) There’s two really famous guys for being smart in Korean history. 100 Won (coin) Admiral Yi Sun-shin (이순신) (1545-1598) Other Coins

Talk To Me In Korean Real Korean Life Visit Seoul - Changing of the Royal Guard at Gyeongbokgung (Palace) History of the Ceremony During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal guards were responsible for guarding and patrolling the gates of the capital city and the royal palaces. The royal palace guards, who were known as the "Wanggung Sumunjang", had the very important duty of protecting the king by guarding the entrance gates of the primary royal palace where the king resided. They were in charge of opening and closing the palace gates, inspecting all visitors, and maintaining a close surveillance of the palace. In the early period of the Joseon Dynasty, the Changing of the Guard ceremony was conducted at Gyeongbokgung (Palace) as at that time Gyeongbokgung was the primary royal palace and the king then resided there. Changing of the Royal Guard at Deoksugung (Palace) >> Reenactment of the Ceremony Ceremony Procedure1. 2. 3. 4. Ceremony ParticipantsSumungun Position: Keeper of the Royal Palace GatesDuty: Responsible for guarding the palace gates Sujongjang Jongsagwan Gapsa Jeongbyeong Daejol Jeollugun

South Korea's porn fight 'like shoveling in a blizzard' SEOUL--Moon Tae-Hwa stares at his computer, dizzy and nauseous from the hours of porn he's viewed online while his wife and children slept. He feels no shame--only a righteous sense of mission. “I feel like I'm cleaning up dirty things,'' the devout Christian and family counselor said. Moon is among the most successful members of the “Nuri Cops'' (roughly “net cops''), a squad of nearly 800 volunteers who help government censors by patrolling the Internet for pornography in their spare time. Unlike most developed nations, pornography is illegal in South Korea, though it remains easy for its tech-savvy population to find. “It's like shoveling snow in a blizzard,'' Moon conceded. But while there is no chance the government will wipe out porn, it also shows no sign of giving up the fight. More than 6,400 people accused of producing, selling and posting pornography online were arrested over a six-month period ending in late October. The volunteers also find the work itself to be disturbing.

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K - Colors of Korea - Deutsch Kaffee mit Youtube Stars Das You Are Here Café in Hongdae Das Café wurde am 9. August diesen Jahres eröffnet und ich habe mich genau an diesem Tag auf den Weg gemacht, für einen ersten Blick und um vielleicht die berühmten Besitzer zu treffen. Wie beliebt vor allem EYKs Youtube Kanal wirklich ist, wurde mir klar, als ich kurz nach 10 am Morgen dort ankam. Interview mit Sam Okyere Abnormale Konferenz ist ein neues TV Format im koreanischen Fernsehen. Black Sushi Studios » Hangul Match Educational puzzle game for learning the Korean Hangul alphabet. Are you a big fan of Korean dramas or KPop? Would you like to be able to read Korean? Or maybe Gangnam Style got you interested in the beautiful language of Korea? You can forget about using any flash cards to memorize the Hangul characters. Learn to read Hangul, while having fun playing a rewarding game. With Hangul Match you pair a Hangul character with its romanized translation. Six fun & challenging game modes THE EASY CONSONANTS: Play through 58 levels and unlock all 19 consonants. Other Features Game Center leaderboards & achievements for all game modes Total of 36 challenging achievements iCloud save game support About Hangul browser for additional help on pronunciation Clear pronunciations by native Korean female iPhone 5 / iPad retina graphics Supports both landscape and portrait orientations Device Requirements iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Requires iOS 4.3 or later Universal Application Screenshots

We went to Gyeongbokgong palace only to watch the... - Gyeongbokgung Traveller Reviews Be prepared for a good walk as the palace compound is huge. The former kings must have chosen the place due to its good fengshui as it overlooks a mountain. If you want to know more about Korean history, head onto the museum inside the place which is covered by the entrance fee. There is basically information on how Koreans evolved over the years (i.e costumes, food, handwriting, traditions, etc). Also a good place to enjoy the air-condition after the long walk under the hot sun. Love the trees and intricate architecture. Be there before 10 am if you want to witness the changing of guards. As you head out of the palace, cross the road and walk straight for about 50-80 metres and you can find the Museum of King Sejong. On your left after you cross the road as you exit the museum, you will find one of the biggest Starbucks in Seoul which is 4-storey high. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Korean-Americans Struggle to Balance East and West Identities  Korean-Americans Struggle to Balance East and West Identities Written by Guest On May 16, 2012 If you don’t like Daniel Henney for his acting, then it’s almost a given that you at least appreciate him for his out-of-this-world good looks. Daniel Henney’s come a long way since Sam Soon. So why is he still considered an outsider in Korean entertainment? As a Korean-American, Henney experiences what is called “double consciousness”: he takes on the challenge of balancing his Korean-ness with his American-ness. Henney’s upbringing in States coupled with a limited navigation of the Korean language have kept him boxed into K-drama roles that don’t challenge him as an actor. Henney is not the only Korean-American who faces the challenge of rectifying his Korean identity with his American identity. While the American soldiers must be brought to justice, I do not want relations between Korea and the United States, my home country, to become strained. News outlets misreported his statements as: Guest

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