South korea and S Guide - Resources and Review

Official information from the government of the Republic of Korea.
A non
partisan, non-profit news magazine dedicated to Korean issues. All news summary and editorials are contributed by volunteers.
Comprehensive index to resources about South Korea.
Basic reference information about South Korea, including details of geography, people, economy, government, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues. Geographical information includes area, population, flag, maps, high and low points, co
ordinates, boundary length, border countries, climate, land use and natural resources.
Links to information resources on aspects of Asian life covering art, business, culture, education, politics, and news. Geographical areas of interest include Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Set of political and relief maps produced by the CIA covering all the countries in Asia.
Detailed handbook describing the history of South Korea and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is given to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, common interests and the issues on which they are divided, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.
Offers information on the life of Hendrick Hamel, the Dutch sailor who was shipwrecked and held captive in Korea between 1653 and 1666. Features English and Korean translations of Hamel's journal, along with the original Dutch text. Also provides a history of Dutch involvement in the Far East, and an account of Korean language studies arising from Hamel's work.
A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in South Korea, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language. Also some demographic data such as rates of literacy, blindness and deafness.
Gateway to Korean resources relating to travel, shopping, and entertainment. Also features a Korean yellow pages.
Official government information from the office of the President of South Korea, available in Korean and English.
Traces Korea's history from pre
918 AD to post-1953, providing information on Ancient times, the Koryo and Choson dynasties, the Colonial Period, the Liberation and the Korean War, and Contemporary Korea along the way.
Listing of political resources relevant to South Korea, with links to parties, organisations, government, media and results of recent elections, where available.
Article examining Korea's cartographic representation as documented by Europeans from the 15th century onwards. Considers the influences of European exploration, and the origin and history of Dutch cartography.
Detailed assessment of human rights practices in South Korea. Topics assessed include torture, arbitrary detention or exile, fair public trial, freedom of speech and press, freedom of assembly, movement and religion; democratic rights, worker rights, and discrimination based on race, sex, religion, disability, language, or social status.
Bibliography functioning as a supplement to Studies on Korea: A Scholar's Guide, as published in 1980. Citations are divided into topics such as archaeology, three kingdoms, ancient Korean
Japanese relations, Choson, Korean communities abroad, religion and philosophy, women, education, arts, and linguistics.
Basic reference information about South Korea, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
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