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Generation Gap and Other Essays

Generation Gap and Other Essays

Readings in Korean Culture Series
by Hye-Sook Wang
ISBN:
9780887275364
Description

Whether learning Korean as a foreign or heritage language, students will find Generation Gap to be a flexible, fascinating, and relevant component of their studies.

As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in the language and culture. Hye-Sook Wang’s original essays introduce provocative and stimulating topics ranging from college life in Korea and America to the Korea-Japan relationship; from Korea’s gender divide to dating and marriage customs; from folk traditions and family systems to globalization and the “Korean Wave.”

Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprising task- and content-based language learning material, each of the twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm-up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each unit, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.

Generation Gap is the first book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental reading material that corresponds to different levels of Korean language proficiency.

Hye-Sook Wang is an associate professor of East Asian Studies at Brown University, and the co-author of Integrated Korean: High Advanced (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) as well as editor of The Korean Language in America. She served as the president of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) from 2003 to 2006.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2007
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
370pp
Illustrations: 
B/W photos
Table of Contents

Generation Gap

Preface

v

Unit 1 한국과 미국의 대학생활

1

College Life in Korea and America

 

Unit 2 여가시간과 영화

17

Leisure Time and Movies

 

Unit 3 내 인생에 좋은 영향을 미친 사람들

33

My Heroes, My Role Models

 

Unit 4 한국사회와 예절

47

Korean Society and Etiquette

 

Unit 5 한국의 가족제도

61

Family Systems and Life

 

Unit 6 한국과 미국의 데이트와 결혼풍습

75

Dating and Marriage Customs in Korea and America

 

Unit 7 아름다움과의 전쟁

91

Fighting with Beauty

 

Unit 8 한국사람과 흡연

107

Koreans and Smoking

 

Unit 9 한국인의 남아선호사상

123

Koreans’ Preference for Boys

 

Unit 10 해외에서의 한국인의 인상

139

Koreans’ Image Abroad

 

Unit 11 세계화와 외국어 학습

155

Globalization, Korea, and Learning Foreign Languages

 

Unit 12 변화하는 사회와 한국여성

171

Changing Society, Changing Women: Women in Korea

 

Unit 13 세대차이

187

Generation Gap

 

Unit 14 스포츠와 한국사회

201

Sports and Korean Society

 

Unit 15 미신을 믿는 한국사람들

217

Korea’s Folk Traditions and Superstitions

 

Unit 16 한국 대중문화와 한류

231

Korean Pop Culture and the “Korean Wave”

 

Unit 17 한국인과 음주

247

Koreans and Drinking

 

Unit 18 한일관계

263

Korea-Japan Relationship

 

Unit 19 은퇴와 노인문제

277

Life after Retirement

 

Unit 20 한국의 종교

293

Religion in Korea

 

Glossary

307

Answer Key to Exercises

336

Reviews

I really liked this book. It is exactly what I was looking for. This book is designed for intermediate students of Korean and helps them to make the transition to a more advanced level.

— Amazon customer review
About the Series

Whether learning Korean as a foreign or heritage language, students will find Generation Gap to be a flexible, fascinating, and relevant component of their studies.

As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in the language and culture. Hye-Sook Wang’s original essays introduce provocative and stimulating topics ranging from college life in Korea and America to the Korea-Japan relationship; from Korea’s gender divide to dating and marriage customs; from folk traditions and family systems to globalization and the “Korean Wave.”

Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprising task- and content-based language learning material, each of the twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm-up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each unit, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.

Generation Gap is the first book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental reading material that corresponds to different levels of Korean language proficiency.

Hye-Sook Wang is an associate professor of East Asian Studies at Brown University, and the co-author of Integrated Korean: High Advanced (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) as well as editor of The Korean Language in America. She served as the president of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) from 2003 to 2006.