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Korea ancient treasure, modern wonder

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Summary:In the shadow of continuing turmoil in North Korea, the South continues to prosper under its current president, Kim Young Sam. This program looks at the combination of centuries-old tradition and modern technology that has turned a small, war-torn agrarian country into a major industrial power. It shows the effects of modernization on traditional values, covers the roles of education and religion, and relates Korean history, language, and culture to those of China and Japan. A special segment discusses the dynastic-like leadership in the North brought about by the death of Kim Il Sung and the transfer of power to his son, Kim Jong Il.
Contributor:Cusick, Kelly Riemer
Dean, Bill
Provider:Master Communications Group, Inc.
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Geographical subject – Continent:Korea (South)
Topical subjects:Korea (South) -- Civilization
Korea (South) -- Social conditions
Korea (South) -- Economic conditions
Kim, Il-sŏng, 1912-1994
Kim, Young Sam, 1927-
Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011
Genre:Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Films@UM Browse terms:Korea
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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