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Korea

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Transcript of Korea

By: Yuleidy Ortiz and Pamela Castillo-Herrera The People Religion General Attitudes Greetings Personal Apperance Gestures Visiting - 4.6 Million people
- Growing by 0.26%
- Language is Korean
- Writing in Hangul - 23% Buddhist
- 26% Christians - Status is determined by age,gender, education, family background,wealth,occupation, and political ideology
- Open criticism and public disagreement are considered to be inappropriate
- Greater democracy, economic, prosertiy and westernization are changing for the younger and rising generation
- Younger generation enjoy more material possession, and broader pop cutler than their parents
- Quick to make friends
- Society is vertically ordered according to tent of Confucian Philosophy - Most South Koreans wear wester-style clothing
- Youth wear more modern fashion
- Clothing depends on event
- Bare feet are inappropriate
- In the business world western-style suits
- Specials occasion/holidays women wear a "Hanbok" two piece dress, very colorful
- Men wear trousers and a loose fitting robe or jacket - Depends on one's age
- Bow is the traditional greeting
- Handshake is usually only between men
- Friends and relatives a simple nod is acceptable
- Children bow when greet an adult
- Professional people shake with both hands
- Between peers a common greet is "Annoyong Haseyo?" (Are you at peace?) - Items are passed with both hands
- Feet are not places on desk or chair
- Facial expression are more important than body language
- When embarrassed a person may respond by laughing
- Eye contact is important with peers unless a different age group - Guest must take off shoes before entering someone house
- Men sit cross-legged
- Women tuck their legs to one side behind them Korea Eating - Chopsticks and spoons are mostly common utensils
- Meals are usually served before the socializing
- Items are passed with the right hand
- Eating and walking down the streets is considered inappropriate Family - Father is the head of the family
- The oldest son is the most respected and receives the best education
- Women supervise the household and the children Housing - Most Koreans live in high raise apartments
- Most Koreans have western furniture
- No shoes inside the house and a shoe cupboard is place next to the entry of the home Dating and Marriage - Hand holding is appropriate but not kissing
- Some rural families still arrange marriages
- Wedding are often taken place in public wedding halls
- Western-style clothing is wore for wedding Life Cyle - After one hundred days of life a small party called "Baegil" in honor of the child survival
- The child's first birthday is also a big deal
The Items are put in front of the baby and whatever he/she choose is believe he or she will become
- Sixtieth birthday are also a big celebration
- In funeral people wear white Recreation - - Most popular spectators sports are baseball,basketball,soccer, and volleyball
- Children enjoy training teakwondo (martial arts)
- Most men have experience in militart service for two years
- A unique form of wrestling is called "ssrom"
- Computer games are popular among young people Holidays - New Years is celebrated between the first of January until the third
- In New years they exchange gifts and enjoy large meals
- Games are played
- Fortunes are told
- Other holidays are Independence Movement Day(March first) , Children's Day (May 5) , Buddha's Birthday(April or May depending on the lunar calendar) Korea Map of Korea
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