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The History and Future of Hangeul | Korea's Indigenous Script
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The History and Future of Hangeul | Korea's Indigenous Script

By Zong-Su, Kim [Jeongsu, Kim] Ross King (Translator)

Published by Global Oriental Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2005. 2005., 2005. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Contains [xviii] 209 printed pages of text with monochrome tables and illustrations throughout. The author traces the history and evolution of Hangeul, considers its scientific principles, practicality and features, addresses the question of the so-called 'culture block' in the international arena, and anticipates the direction in which it could evolve and thereby attract wider usage and credibility. First proclaimed in 1446 as the 'correct sounds for the instruction of the people' (Hunminjeongeum), the Korean indigenous script is considered to be one of the most practical and logical languages in the world, yet as a unique minority language it is regarded by many as being under threat from the Roman alphabet and dominant languages of the East Asian region. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781901903843

$44.72

The History and Future of Hangeul | Korea's Indigenous Script
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The History and Future of Hangeul | Korea's Indigenous Script

By Zong-Su, Kim [Jeongsu, Kim] Ross King (Translator)

Published by Global Oriental Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2005. 2005., 2005. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 5½''. Contains [xviii] 209 printed pages of text with monochrome tables and illustrations throughout. The author traces the history and evolution of Hangeul, considers its scientific principles, practicality and features, addresses the question of the so-called 'culture block' in the international arena, and anticipates the direction in which it could evolve and thereby attract wider usage and credibility. First proclaimed in 1446 as the 'correct sounds for the instruction of the people' (Hunminjeongeum), the Korean indigenous script is considered to be one of the most practical and logical languages in the world, yet as a unique minority language it is regarded by many as being under threat from the Roman alphabet and dominant languages of the East Asian region. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781901903843

$44.72

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

$127.77

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

$127.77

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

$127.77

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. This highly engaging volume by one of Korea's leading scholars of comparative mythology - and the first study of its kind in English - provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. Containing thirty traditional stories, the book is fully illustrated throughout and contains a wide variety of Korean art, including rare shamanist paintings, as well as the work of some contemporary Korean artists. All the stories, based on Korean oral tradition, have been retold by the author according to their main plot and meaning because the original texts' songs by shamans, containing many obsolete words and obscure idioms, are not easily understood today. The original title and source, including text notes, are provided at the end of each story. The author's Introduction sets out the historical background and significance of the myths that appear here. He also provides full details of each of the Korean gods and their roles in mythology. While being a welcome addition to the literature on Korean culture for the non-specialist, An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology also provides an invaluable reference source for scholars and researchers in the fields of East Asian Mythology and Anthropology, as well as Korean History, Religion and Literature. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

$127.77

Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)
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Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)

By Lee Si-Woo [Translated from the Korean by Myung-Hee Kim]

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent First UK Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xi] 331 printed pages of text with 150 colour photographs throughout. A challenging reflection on the status quo and the politics that sustain it. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246663

$51.11

Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)
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Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)

By Lee Si-Woo [Translated from the Korean by Myung-Hee Kim]

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent First UK Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xi] 331 printed pages of text with 150 colour photographs throughout. A challenging reflection on the status quo and the politics that sustain it. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246663

$51.11

Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)
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Life on the Edge of the DMZ | Demilitarized Zone Separating the Two Koreas (Korean Studies)

By Lee Si-Woo [Translated from the Korean by Myung-Hee Kim]

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent First UK Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xi] 331 printed pages of text with 150 colour photographs throughout. A challenging reflection on the status quo and the politics that sustain it. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246663

$51.11

Symbolism in Korean Ink Brush Painting
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Symbolism in Korean Ink Brush Painting

By Mullany, Francis

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2006. 2006., 2006. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original royal navy blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [xvi] 414 printed pages of text. With more than 200 colour plates, and for the first time available as a study in English, this volume explores the vast heritage of Korean ink brush painting, providing a rich panorama of information that stretches across the entire spectrum of Korean art - including painting, pottery, calligraphy and literature, which will have wide appeal, not least to art lovers and students of Korean Studies. Part I presents the material in essay form; Part II, which uses a dictionary format, summarizes the information in Part I and highlights the hidden messages and symbolism inherent in literati ink brush painting in Korea. When China and Japan opened up to outside influence in the nineteenth century, Korea maintained a closed-door policy, becoming known as the 'hermit kingdom', only to be swallowed up in the struggle for hegemony between the Great Powers. Annexation by Japan in 1910 threatened Korea's language and culture with extinction. Liberation in 1945 was followed by the tragedy of the Korean War in 1950. In the period of reconstruction after the Korean War, artists and scholars faced the task of retrieving Korea's endangered cultural tradition. Ink brush painting is a unique part of this tradition; its history stretches back through the Choson dynasty when Chinese influences were assimilated and absorbed and made into Korea's distinctive tradition. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1901903893

$255.54

An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology
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An Illustrated Guide to Korean Mythology

By Choi, Won-oh

Published by Global Oriental Ltd., Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original bordeaux cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 10'' x 7¼''. Contains [x] 317 printed pages of text with colour maps and photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246601

$127.77

Korean Painting (Movements in World Art Series)
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Korean Painting (Movements in World Art Series)

By Janata, Alfred [Translated by Margaret Shenfield]

Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 11 New Fetter Lane, London First UK Edition 1964. 1964., 1964. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original duck egg blue paper covered boards, black title lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 7'' x 5''. Contains 15 printed pages of text followed by 24 full-page colour plates by representative painters with extensive description and interpretation of the painting opposite each plate. Fine condition book in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with light rubbing to the tips and corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

$19.17

Traditional Korean Costume [The History of Hanbok and Its Ornaments]
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Traditional Korean Costume [The History of Hanbok and Its Ornaments]

By Lee Kyung Ja, Hong Na Young, Chang Sook Hwan [Illustrations by Lee Mi Ryang and Photography by Han Seok Hong] English Translation by Shin Jooyoung [Photography by Han Soek Hong].

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent 2007 Reprinted Edition. 2007., 2007. Hard back binding in publisher's original chestnut brown leatherette covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Quarto 8'' x 9''. Contains 335 printed pages of text with over 600 colour and monochrome illustrations, drawings and photographs with specific measurements, stitching techniques, fabrics and processes used including Footwear, Hair Ornaments, Head-dresses, Jackets and Vests, Pants, Skirts and Socks, Coats, and Accessories. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246045

$319.43

An Exhibition of National Art Treasures of Korea. Lent by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Victoria & Albert Museum 23 March to 7 May. The Arts Council 1961.
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An Exhibition of National Art Treasures of Korea. Lent by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Victoria & Albert Museum 23 March to 7 May. The Arts Council 1961.

By Foreword by Gabriel White [Introduction by G. St. G. M. Gomperta] The Arts Council

Published by The Arts Council, London First Edition 1961. 1961., 1961. First edition in publisher's original olive green card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 9½'' x 7½''. A catalogue of an exhibition held at Victoria and Albert Museum (London), 23rd March - 7th May 1961 containing colour frontispiece, map, 32 pages of text followed by 152 full-page monochrome plates. In very near Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

$14.05

The Jehol Diary
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The Jehol Diary

By Yorha ilgi of Pak Chiwon / Chiwoon (1737-1805) Translation with Notes and Introduction by Yang Hi Choe-Wall

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2010. 2010., 2010. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xxi] 208 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781906876173

$57.50

A New History of Parhae; The Northeast Asian History Foundation
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A New History of Parhae; The Northeast Asian History Foundation

By John B. Duncan (Translator)

Published by Global Oriental Leiden and Boston First UK Edition 2012. 2012., 2012. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour photographic matt paper covered boards. 8vo. 10'' x 6½''. Contains [xviii] 214 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations, maps and colour photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9789004214842

$63.89

Korea: The Past and the Present; Selected Papers From The British Association For Korean Studies BAKS Paper Series, 1991-2005. [2 Volumes Complete]
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Korea: The Past and the Present; Selected Papers From The British Association For Korean Studies BAKS Paper Series, 1991-2005. [2 Volumes Complete]

By Susan Pares, and J. E. Hoare

Published by Global Oriental Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. [2 Volumes]. 2008., 2008. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines and the front covers. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains [xviii] 309; [ix] 310-695 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs. Both volumes in Fine condition, unused and unopened new books with the publisher's original shrink wrapped plastic around the books still in place. We carry these books in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781901903546

$127.77

Korea: The Past and the Present; Selected Papers From The British Association For Korean Studies BAKS Paper Series, 1991-2005. [2 Volumes Complete]
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Korea: The Past and the Present; Selected Papers From The British Association For Korean Studies BAKS Paper Series, 1991-2005. [2 Volumes Complete]

By Susan Pares, and J. E. Hoare

Published by Global Oriental Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. [2 Volumes]. 2008., 2008. Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spines and the front covers. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Contains [xviii] 309; [ix] 310-695 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs. Both volumes in Fine condition, unused and unopened new books with the publisher's original shrink wrapped plastic around the books still in place. We carry these books in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781901903546

$127.77

A Hundred Love Poems from Old Korea
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A Hundred Love Poems from Old Korea

By Text and Translations by Kevin O'Rourke [Kyunghee University]

Published by Global Oriental Ltd, Folkestone First Edition 2005. 2005., 2005. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains [xi] 135 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 190190329X

$22.36

Selected Writings of Han Yongun (Yong-un) | From Social Darwinism to Socialism with a Buddhist Face
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Selected Writings of Han Yongun (Yong-un) | From Social Darwinism to Socialism with a Buddhist Face

By Han Yongun [Han Yong-un (August 29, 1879 - June 29, 1944) was a twentieth century Korean Buddhist reformer and poet. This name was his religious name, given by his meditation instructor in 1905, and Manhae was his pen name; his birth name was Han Yu-cheon

Published by Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent First Edition 2008. 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. One of Korea's most eminent Buddhists and political activists in the independence movement during the long years of Japan's colonization of Korea, Han Yongun was a prolific writer and outstanding poet, known especially for his poetry collection 'The Silence of the Lover'. This book concentrates on translations of his principal non-literary works. Contains [viii] 263 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, unused and unopened new book. We carry this book in stock for immediate dispatch. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781905246472

$44.72

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