A war-torn country only 60 years ago, South Korea has since achieved prodigious growth and global integration. This book provides a roadmap of the Korean ethos, detailing its representation in key cultural words and in film. Part I explores defining concepts like han (regret), jeong (feeling), deok (cultivated virtue), and Korean cinema. Part II analyses film narratives based on these concepts via close readings of thirteen films.
Two Lenses on the Korean Ethos
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Key Cultural Concepts and Their Appearance in Cinema