Hangeul : Korea's unique alphabet

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Full title: Hangeul : Korea's unique alphabet / [Korea Foundation].
Corporate Authors: Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan.
Format: Book           


Summary: This work examines the unique characteristics of the Hangeul writing system and its impact on Korean society. The first chapter looks at why Hangeul is regarded by so many scholars as the worldʹs preeminent writing system. The second chapter looks at the structure of the alphabet, examining the linguistic and philosophical concepts that underlie the system. The third chapter explains the historical process by which Hangeul was invented, while the fourth chapter provides an in-depth look at King Sejong the Great, the monarch widely credited with the creation of the writing system. The fifth chapter canvasses the subsequent development of the alphabet over the ensuing centuries and its impact on Korean culture and society, while the sixth chapter looks at how Hangeul has helped promote the use of information technology in Korea. The final chapter looks at how Hangeul inspires Korean culture and arts, including genres such as fashion and dance.
Corporate Authors: Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan.
Language: English
Korean
Published: Seoul, Korea : Seoul Selection, 2010.
Classmark: DK411 /540275
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Series: Korea essentials ; no. 1.
Bibliography: "Further reading": page 100.
ISBN: 9788991913691
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