Talk:Culture of Korea

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Beliefs Section - Lack of Christianity primer[edit]

I think the Beliefs section needs a bit of a tweak; there is a good amount of introduction to where Korean Shaminism, Buddhism and Confucianism comes from, but almost nothing is said about Korean Christianity.

I think the article should mention that Catholicism came to Korea from Western missionaries in like the (IIRC) 1400's or 1500's, but was subsequently repressed by the powers that be, as well as the Japanese during the 1910-1945 occupation. However, since liberation, Christianity (particularly Protestantism) flourished, going from near obscurity to being believed by (IIRC) 35+% of Koreans in some 50 years... which is unique relative to, say Europe, which took hundreds of years for Christianity--as well as Protestantism later on--to take hold there.

...or something along those lines. In any case, I don't think enough is said in the quick summary of "what Koreans believe in" in terms of Christianity. -- 66.92.0.62 (talk) 20:58, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Chinese or Korean?[edit]

How do you separate the Korean's culture from Sino cultures? 86.178.74.82 (talk) 21:52, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

It's definitely not the same, but substantial Chinese influences do exist in Korean culture (unless you ask a Korean, that is) due to the historical influence of China in the region. It's hard to list all the differences, but many of these differences are very fundamental, which makes Korean culture distinct from Chinese culture. The traditional dress is definitely not the same. The Korean language is also completely unrelated to Chinese (though it has many words borrowed from Chinese), and Korean food is definitely unique in its own right and differs from northern Chinese cuisines significantly. While Korean buildings may look similar to Chinese and Japanese buildings at first sight, a trained eye can distinguish them very easily. 202.171.168.178 (talk) 05:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Music section missing[edit]

The article begins with a section on dance, which in turn begin with "As with music" - but the article says nothing about music. Can somebody add this section? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 14:27, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

There are a lot of Korean music. I think Korean traditional music called pansori is suitable for this article. It was also designated as intangible cultural property in UNESCO's Memory of the world.--Dhtpgus90 (talk) 12:12, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Another the World Cultural Heritage in Korea[edit]

There are lots of World Cultural Heritage sites but also there are many World Cultural recording inheritance such as 'Hangul', 'Donguibogam' and so on. If someone make this section, many foreigners know about Korea culture.--Dhtpgus90 (talk) 06:50, 29 September 2013 (UTC)