Social Science


Author: Keith Pratt

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers, and will also be of interest to the general reader. Entries provide factual information and contain suggestions for further reading. A name index and comprehensive cross-reference system make this an easy to use, multi-purpose guide for the student of Korea in the broadest sense.

Korean History in Maps

Author: Lee Injae

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 224

A concise, beautifully illustrated historical atlas of Korean history, specifically designed for English-speaking students of Korean and East Asian history.

Map Skills - The World (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: R. Scott House

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press


Category: Science

Page: 36

View: 105

Explore the varied features of the world while reinforcing basic map reading skills. Sixteen student pages and accompanying blackline and full-color maps coordinate to provide a relational study of the elevation, vegetation, products, population, and peoples of the world. Full-color maps are provided as transparencies for print books and PowerPoint slides for eBooks. Student pages challenge students to combine maps and additional resources in order to answer questions and make judgments. Question topics follow the Five Themes of Geography as outlined by the National Geographic Society: finding absolute and relative locations on a map, relating physical and human characteristics to an area, understanding human relationships to the environment, tracing movement of peoples and goods throughout an area, and organizing countries and continents into regions for detailed study.
Political Science

World Development Report 2009

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications


Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 382

Rising densities of human settlements, migration and transport to reduce distances to market, and specialization and trade facilitated by fewer international divisions are central to economic development. The transformations along these three dimensions density, distance, and division are most noticeable in North America, Western Europe, and Japan, but countries in Asia and Eastern Europe are changing in ways similar in scope and speed. 'World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography' concludes that these spatial transformations are essential, and should be encouraged. The conclusion is not without controversy. Slum-dwellers now number a billion, but the rush to cities continues. Globalization is believed to benefit many, but not the billion people living in lagging areas of developing nations. High poverty and mortality persist among the world's 'bottom billion', while others grow wealthier and live longer lives. Concern for these three billion often comes with the prescription that growth must be made spatially balanced. The WDR has a different message: economic growth is seldom balanced, and efforts to spread it out prematurely will jeopardize progress. The Report: documents how production becomes more concentrated spatially as economies grow. proposes economic integration as the principle for promoting successful spatial transformations. revisits the debates on urbanization, territorial development, and regional integration and shows how today's developers can reshape economic geography.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Discovering the World of Geography, Grades 5 - 6

Author: Myrl Shireman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 667

Includes activities that develop the knowledge and skills that address the National Geography Standards. The student pages can be reproduced for classroom use.
Foreign Language Study

Asia's Orthographic Dilemma

Author: Wm. C. Hannas

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

View: 782

With the advent of computers and the rise of East Asian economies, the complicated character-based writing systems of East Asia have reached a stage of crisis that may be described as truly millennial in scope and implications. In what is perhaps the most wide-ranging critique of the sinographic script ever written, William C. Hannas assesses the usefulness of Chinese character-based writing in East Asia today.


Author: Jill DuBois

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish


Category: History

Page: 144

View: 372

Presents the history, geography, government, economy, people, and social life and customs of Korea.

North Korea

Author: Robert Willoughby

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 286

View: 714

A fascinating land on the edge of the world, despite recent tensions North Korea is a country more accessible than commonly believed. Bradt's North Korea guide is still the market leader after over a decade. Whole new parts of the country have opened up, including the cities of Pyongsong and Hoeryong, and the gorgeously scenic landscape around Haeju, while specialist trips on offer now range from cycling, skiing and architectural tours to travelling right across the land by train. Thoroughly updated throughout with updated and completely new maps, an additional eight pages of photographs, and 100s of links to agencies and organisations that analyse or work with the country, the Bradt Guide to North Korea is the most detailed and comprehensive guide available.

South Korea and North Korea

Author: Jane Hinchey

Publisher: Redback Publishing



Page: 32

View: 199

The Korean peninsular was once one land. It is now divided into two, with modern South Korea. Bordering the enigmatic North Korea. Find out what life is like in both countries. Discover how Korean people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country. Learn all about South Korea including: - Government - History - Ethnic diversity - Landscape and climate - Religions and festivals - Cultural traditions - Transport systems - Languages - Cuisine - And its relationship with North Korea And find out more about South Korea’s relationship with Australia.