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In modern Korea (especially in the South), the concept of a bang has expanded and diversified from being merely a walled segment in a domestic space, to including buildings or enterprises in commercial, urban, space, such as a PC bang (an internet café), a noraebang (a karaoke room), sojubang (a soju room, i.e. a pub), manhwabang (a manhwa room, where people read or borrow manhwa) and a jjimjilbang (elaborate Korean public bathhouse). This can be compared with the similar expansion of the concept of a "house" to include upper houses, opera houses, coffee houses, and publishing houses.
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Traditional Korean sarangbang (study room). Exterior, in the British Museum Department of Asia.
Traditional Korean sarangbang (study room). Interior, in the British Museum Department of Asia.
- The former is transcribed when the consonant ㅂ is voiceless phonetically, and the latter is transcribed when it is voiced.
- Generally it is pronounced as kkamppang (Hangeul: 깜빵).
- "City of the Bang". Ninth Architecture Biennial of Venice 2004. Retrieved 2005-06-16.
- ""Bang" Culture". Just a Hakwon. Retrieved 2005-06-16.
- Roman and Daniela Jost. "Sarangbang (Sarang-bang, Sarang Chae, Anchae) Korean Men's and women's quarters". Traditional Korean and Japanese furniture. Retrieved 2005-06-16.
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