The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society, and Ethics by Chai-sik Chung download in iPad, ePub, pdf
The eldest son will help his father in all the family matters, must obey his father and follow his decisions. Reflecting nearly five decades of the author's work on the subject, it presents an understanding of the main current in Korean religion and social thought throughout history. Globalization has made certain changes to the family patterns and social structure, predominantly in South Korea because of its flexible policies, which is not the case with North Korean politics. However, this thinking pattern is changing with time as more and more women are emerging as leaders, business executives and teachers.
However, dining and eating means following a strict protocol. Bowing is equivalent to the handshake in Korean culture. Pottery is Korea's cultural emblem and it started thousands of years ago. As good and old habits die hard, both the Korean countries are still deeply rooted in their culture and traditions.
The Korean language is spoken in both the countries and a similar family system is followed in both countries. Numerous Buddhist statues, monuments and temples have been included in the National Treasure and Monument list by the government. Buddhism is the main religion in Korea and its teachings reflect in Korean lifestyle, culture and arts. However, they avoid giving anything that falls in the multiple value of four because Koreans consider four as an unlucky number. Cold noodles, bibimbap, bulgogi and dakgalbi are some of the world famous Korean dishes.
Bowing means showing gratitude and respect to the person you are meeting with. The customs of the Korean people are discussed in detail in this article. Traditional clothes are the pride of the Korean people.
People of all ages wear it with pride because it is one of the emblems of their cultural identity. Hierarchical structure is evident in a conventional Korean family. Korean food and drinks add flavor to their traditional lifestyle and rice malt served with kimchi is their specialty.