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Palaces of Korea

Kim, Dong-uk;Kim, Tong-uk

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ISBN 10: 1565912241 / ISBN 13: 9781565912243
Published by Hollym Intl, Elizabeth, 2006
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Palaces of Korea

Publisher: Hollym Intl, Elizabeth

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Korean Culture Series #3 In "Palaces of Korea", Kim Dong-uk, a renowned historian of Korean architecture, guides readers on a journey through the history of palaces in Korea, daily life and ceremonial events, and palace architecture. However, the author also writes extensively about the similarities and differences between palaces across East Asia, namely Japan and China. The book includes a glossary of all terms transliterated into English with their Chinese counterparts.

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Kim Dong-uk graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering at Korea University and after gaining his M.A. degree in the graduate school of the same university, he received his Ph.D. from Waseda University in Japan.Majoring in the history of Korean architecture, his main interest is to understand the unique characteristics of palace architecture in the Joseon era in the context of the activities of Korean artisans.He has written more than 50 scholarly papers, including “On the Repair of Yeongyeongdang Hall in the Second Year of King Gojong”.He is the author of various books, including “Suwon Hwaseong” and the “History of Korean Architecture: A Korean World Heritage Site”.

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