Korea Essay Topics

Personal experience with children from divorced families

Two years ago, I was teaching young Korean children ages 8 to 11. Before I started teaching, I was briefly explained about the behaviour of several children by their tutors. A couple of them were from divorced families. I had a difficulty in handling one particular child called J, who was 11 years old at… View Article

Religious and Racial Discrimination in South Korea

In August 2008, Buddhists from South Korea held a protest against Pro-Christian bias in the government of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Followers of Buddhism showed their discontent against Lee Myung-bak’s favoring Christians. The Chief Executive likewise received criticism for placing Christians in his Cabinet and choice spots (Kwang, 2008). The Buddhist protest began in… View Article

Religious Groups in South Korea

As mentioned above, the two most dominant religions in South Korea are Buddhism and Christianity. However, many South Koreans do not practice one religion and they usually integrate various religious beliefs (Peterson, n. d). Confucianism is quite popular in Korean society compared to any organized religion. It originated from China as early as 2,000 years… View Article

South Korea

Seoul is the capital of South Korea with a population of 10,297,004 (one fourth of the total national population) as of the end of 2005. The total area of Seoul is 605. 52 square kilometers, which is only 0. 6% of the country’s total area. . The Hangang River divides the city into two parts:… View Article

National Concern – North Korea

‘What do you think is the most important international concern right now? ’ Out of curiosity, I conducted a small survey and asked that very question to people on the streets. As I expected, most of them revealed it was the conflicts in North Korea. There are many ways to describe North Korea. It is… View Article

The Korean Wave: The Seoul of Asia

The main issue that was being discussed in this article is the effect of Korean wave for cultural influence on neighboring countries and how national identity impacts framing processes related to media coverage and public response. South Korea was known for its negative images such as the Korean wars, cycles of poverty and political instability…. View Article

The Best K-Pop Group

Now day’s Korean wave struck the world, including Malaysia. Whether their cloth, drama, food, variety show, and the music. What can I say is all items from korea will get response from people all over the world. it is a symptom of Korean wave. But did you know why all of this happens and why… View Article

East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea

The “East of Chosin: Entrapment and Breakout in Korea” can be considered a narrative account of the U. S. 7th Infantry Army Division who fought courageously to breakout on the eastern part of Chosin during the 1950 Korean War. The author, Roy E. Appleman, portrayed significantly the fate of around 3,000 U. S. soldiers who… View Article

Korea & Art

Korea is back then was heavily influenced by China particularly with China’s introduction of Buddhism to Korea. This had a very deep political, cultural and religious influence in the country. Art in Korea from the 1st to the 3rd century A. D. was mostly ceramics and sculpture. This was due to the introduction of the… View Article

Eisenhower’s Shall I Go to Korea

Eisenhower gave an indication of his foreign policy in his inaugural address and promised to follow the policy of internationalism of Roosevelt and Truman. Though he openly denounced the policy of appeasement-he said that,” The vital lesson is this: To vacillate, to appease, and to placate is only to invite war-vaster war-bloodier war. In the… View Article

The Effects of Confucianism in Japan and Korea

Confucianism, as one may know, originated from China. It is regarded more as a way of life rather than a religion. Founded by Confucius during the 6th century B. C. , it has made a huge impact on the spiritual and political life of early China. The practice includes five major points or practices, namely:… View Article

Moving to a New Country

People move to an other country for many reasons: to escape from their exausting routine, a career change, health purpose, but for me it was as part of an University exchange. I’m a moroccan student who live in South Korea since August 2012, and I was suprised of some aspects of this country. I had… View Article

How can your Korean Heritage Influence your Future

As a Korean, I am proud to say that my country’s heritage runs in my blood, and no matter what career or profession I take, Korea will always be a part of it. I have been in the chemistry field since my undergraduate days until graduate school where I specialized in neurotransmitter analysis. Thus, I… View Article

South Korea’s Policy towards North Korea

The purpose of this essay to address issues concerned with foreign policy of one state over another. In this paper the main concern is South Korea’s policy toward North Korea with emphasis on brief history of past and present foreign policy. A brief description of the Korean government gives clarifications about historical and cultural highlights…. View Article

Korean Music

Traditional Korean music includes both the folk, vocal, religious and ritual music styles of the Korean people. Korean music, along with arts, painting, and sculpture has been practiced since prehistoric times. Two distinct musical cultures exist in Korea today: traditional music (Gugak) and Western music (yangak). Korean Folk music Korean folk music is varied and… View Article

Taking the Cultural Plunge: My Trip to Korea

I have always loved traveling. Since I was seven years old, I have pretty much been brought by my family on their business trips and would extend their stay so that we could be able to go around the city. It always gives me fond memories and me become more open minded about the world… View Article

Growing up in Korea

Growing up in Korea and attending high school in the United States has taught me that in many ways people from different countries can be very similar. One thing that seems universal in my experience is that everyone hates politicians and jokes about the work the do. This is a bit awkward for me because… View Article

Marriage and Divorce in Colonial Korea

The article “Where Boys Were Kings, a Shift Toward Baby Girls” from The New York Times relays to readers the significant and profound changes in Korean society in relation to preference of female children over their male counterparts in Korean families.  In Korea, preference for boys is a centuries old custom and was rooted in… View Article

Big Bang or Bigbang

Big Bang or Bigbang (Korean: ?? ; stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean male group under the management of YG Entertainment. Formed in 2006, the group consists of G-Dragon, T. O. P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style. The members’ involvement in composing and… View Article

Analysis of Escape from Camp

1-Shin Dong-Hyuk is the main character of the book Escape from Camp 14, his story is a tragedy, throughout his life he believed that everything happened because he deserved it. The North Korean State molds everyones thoughts to make it easier to control the people. There is virtually no freedom with the borders of North… View Article

Cultural differences between Korea and US

There are so many differences that can be discussed about our culture (united States) and South Korea. We could discuss their values, etiquette and customs, or business etiquette and protocol. I would like to detail my discussion to the cultural differences pertaining to the United States Business Etiquette and Protocols. Let me begin by saying… View Article

Global Business Cultural Analysis: South Korea

Global business cultural analysis of the nation of South Korea is the focus of this research paper and will address how South Korea is placed as a trading partner with the United States, what is South Korea’s economic growth prospective, does China impact South Korea’s economic growth, what are the economic ties between North Korea… View Article

South Korea a Vacation Destination

Looking for a vacation destination that is educational and entertaining? Take a Look at South Korea as a possibility. South Korea is located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula, bordered by North Korea or the Democratic People’s Republic to the north and by China to the southeast across the Yellow Sea. An interesting… View Article

Collectivism vs. Individualism

The research to examine the cultural norms of Korea as compared to that of US, is based on two particular core dimensions: United States as an individualistic country, and Korea as a collectivistic country. In fact, this is the first thing that comes to mind, knowing that collectivism vs individualism is a major characteristic that… View Article

SOUTH KOREA GLOBALIZATION IMPACT

Executive Summary: The end of World War II, and the subsequent divide of the Republic of Korea, marked the beginning of South Korea as a country. The first few years of its existence as a country were far from ideal. With help from the United States and the UN, South Korea was rehabilitated and pointed… View Article