Many people have always been fascinated with the Korean peninsula: from it's rich history that spans many centuries to
Korea in the modern day.
Korea has really evolved through a change in the ages to where it is today.
Whatever history Korea has been through, North and South has always been ethnically and culturally homogenous.
Even after the great divide, ie .... Korean War .... in 1950, North and South Korean, and many things always remain ...... and stays in the hearts of the people.
One aspect is surely the language. Apart from the dialects, the Korean language is more or less the same.
In this new millennium, there seems to be a renewed interest in Korea. Many eyes, ears and even hearts are tuned in South Korea.
This is not because of the Hallyu wave, which involves kpop and kdrama but many more factors.
South Korea is still pretty conservative but it has reinvented itself in a good way: South Korea is open to change and it's preserving it's roots and culture.It's becoming an oyster to the world ....
The world is getting smaller and changing with the immigration policies, Korea has an influx of foreigners who are interested in the Korean dream and so on.
South Korea has presented itself very well. It attracts people to her shores.
The Korean language uses the Hangul alphabet system ... In South Korea it is called Hangul, but in North Korea it is called "Choson Muntcha.
Before the 15th century, Korean people were basically using Chinese script which was great for Korean scholars but it was a bit difficult for ordinary people.
So in the 15th century a Korean King called King Sejong was the greatest decision to develop a new writing system. A writing system for the Korean people which was easier and clearer to use. He called it HUNMIN CHONGUM This is the first generation Korean Alphabet that became Hangul.
Hangul is not without it's critics ... Many Korean scholars still refuse to actually use Hangul until 1945, just before the Korean War. They still prefer to use Chinese script and writing system.
The Korean war in 1950 caused the great divide between North and South Korean saw some changes in Hangul.
Korean Orthography (as set by the Korean language society) in their "Proposal of Unifying Korean Orthography ..... is still used by North Korea and also south Korea after Korean liberation in 1945
But because of the new establishment of DPRK and RK (1948) North and South have different own policies.
North Korea wanted to emphasize Korean spelling .... the new ruling for korean orthography.
I can go on and on .... and I can get some things about Korea, but I will take a break here as .... this is my first time as a blogger. I am a blogger newbie ....
but there are more good things postings to come .....
Thank you for reading my humble writing
Ginseng .. Co Editor on team blog
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