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Unformatted text preview: Note that it (Korea) is buffered from continental Asia by China and is in close proximity to Japan. Today the country is divided and reunification seems doubtful at least under the rule of Kim Jong Il. Because the is so little access to North Korea and the only art allowed is that which serves the interest of the government I will be focusing our study on the art of South Korea which is commonly referred to imply as korea. Important cities are Seoul, the capital which has been consistently inhabited since the Neolithic Period and Gwangju to the south the sight of a student uprising and violent suppression in 1980, which I'll get into a little later. The country is mountainous and approximately the size of Britain. A brief outline 20th century political history of Korea. The peninsula's long history is marked by that of invasions by its neighbors, though it has maintained a distinct identity an culture despite this. Korea was officially opened to the west in maintained a distinct identity an culture despite this....
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- Spring '08
- World War II, student uprising