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An affair with Korea /

Vincent S.R. Brandt.

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Main Author: Brandt, Vincent S. R.
Published: Seattle, Washington : Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Series: Center for Korea Studies Publication.
Topics: Villages - Korea (South) - Case studies. | Fishing villages - Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) | Fishers - Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) | Maritime anthropology - Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) | Americans - Korea (South) - Korea (South) - Biography. | Anthropologists - United States - Biography. | HISTORY - Asia - Korea. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Adventurers & Explorers. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - Public Policy - Cultural Policy. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Popular Culture. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs | Brandt, Vincent S. R.
Regions: Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) - Description and travel. | Ch'ungch'ŏng-namdo (Korea) - Rural conditions - 20th century. | Ch'ungch'ŏng-namdo (Korea) - Social life and customs - 20th century. | Korea (South) | Korea (South) - Chʻungchʻŏng-namdo. | Korea - Yellow Sea Coast. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | Biography. | Case studies.
Online Access: JSTOR EBA - Full text online
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Physical Description: 1 online resource.
ISBN: 9780295804767 (electronic bk.)
0295804769 (electronic bk.)


Summary: "In 1966 Vincent S.R. Brandt lived in Sokp'o, a poor and isolated South Korean fishing village on the coast of the Yellow Sea, carrying out social anthropological research. At that time, the only way to reach Sokp'o, other than by boat, was a two hour walk along foot paths. This memoir of his experiences in a village with no electricity, running water, or telephone shows Brandt's attempts to adapt to a traditional, preindustrial existence in a small, almost completely self-sufficient community. This vivid account of his growing admiration for an ancient way of life that was doomed, and that most of the villagers themselves despised, illuminates a social world that has almost completely disappeared. Vincent S.R. Brandt lives in rural Vermont"--
Notes: Includes index.
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More Details for: An affair with Korea