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South Korea

South Korea

A country of eastern Asia at the southern end of the Korean peninsula. Korea was divided into a northern Soviet zone and a southern American zone after World War II, and Soviet resistance to reunification led to the establishment in 1948 of two separate countries, with the Korean War (1950-1953) leaving the peninsula divided along much the same line as before. Ruled until 1993 by a series of authoritarian military leaders, South Korea developed a prosperous economy on the strength of trade ties with Japan and the United States. Seoul is the capital and the largest city.

South Korean adj. & n.

South Korea

n
(Placename) a republic in NE Asia: established as a republic in 1948; invaded by North Korea and Chinese Communists in 1950 but division remained unchanged at the end of the war (1953); includes over 3000 islands; rapid industrialization. Language: Korean. Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Shamanist, and Chondokyo. Currency: won. Capital: Seoul. Pop: 48 955 203 (2013 est). Area: 98 477 sq km (38 022 sq miles). Korean name: Hanguk

South′ Kore′a


n.
a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 46,884,800; 38,327 sq. mi. (99,263 sq. km). Cap.: Seoul. Compare Korea. Official name, Republic of Korea.
South′ Kore′an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean PeninsulaSouth Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Inchon - a battle in the Korean War (1950); United States forces landed at Inchon
Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook, Korea, Korean Peninsula - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
capital of South Korea, Seoul - the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
Chemulpo, Incheon, Inchon - a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
Kwangju - city in southwestern South Korea; an important military base during the Korean War
Taegu, Tegu - a city in southeastern South Korea
Pusan - a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Translations
Jižní Korea
Sydkorea
Etelä-KoreaKorean tasavalta
Južna Koreja
Dél-Korea
韓国
한국
Coreea de Sud
Sydkorea
ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
Hàn Quốc

South Korea

كُورْيَا الـْجَنُوبِيَة Jižní Korea Sydkorea Südkorea Νότια Κορέα Corea del Sur Etelä-Korea Corée du Sud Južna Koreja Corea del Sud 韓国 한국 Zuid-Korea Sør-Korea Korea Południowa Coreia do Sul Южная Корея Sydkorea ประเทศเกาหลีใต้ Güney Kore Hàn Quốc 南韩
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Insights and Innovation of Broadcasting in South Korea [Han'guk ui songch'al kwa kaehyok], Paju: Han'guk Haksul Chongbo.
Indeed, the US military regime cooperated with a conservative party, the Korean Democratic Party (KDP, Han'guk minjudang), which was organized to counteract reformist moves, mainly by wealthy landlords, businessmen, and bureaucrats (Cho 1959; Sim 1984).
Kim Tujong [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] assumes that all 164 volumes were medical and accordingly identifies "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" as the two medical compendia Huangdi neijing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and Huangdi waijing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], both of which are mentioned in the Honshu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], but this has no justification since the only recorded senses of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] are "Buddhist texts" and "non-Buddhist texts" respectively: Han'guk uihaksa (Seoul: T'amgudang, 1966), 30.
World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, and Han'guk Nodong Yo"n'guwon, eds.
For the historicization of Yi Sunsin during the late Choson period, see Chong Tuhui, "Yi Sunsin e taehan kiok ui yoksa wa yoksahwa" [History and Historicization of Memories of Admiral Yi Sunsin], Han'guk sahaksa hakpo 14 (Dec.
Yi Mahn-yol (Seoul: Han'guk kidokkyo yoksa Yonguso, 2001); Hyaeweol Choi, "Christian Modernity in the Missionary Discourse of Korea, 1905-1910," East Asian History 29 (June 2005): 39-68.
Han'guk ul sobi hanun ilbon: Hallyu, yosong, durama [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Japan consuming Korea: Hallyu, women, drama].
Yi, Won-gyu, Han'guk Kyohoe-ui Hyonsil-kwa Chonman, The Reality and Prospect of the Korean Church, Seoul, Songso Yongu (Bible Study) Press, 1994, pp.
Han'guk minjujuuiui hyonjaejok kwaje: chedo, kaehyok mit sahoe undong [Current Tasks for South Korean Democracy: Institutions, Reforms, and Social Movements].
The novelty of the North's scheme is to call the unified country the "Confederal Republic of Koryo" (after the old dynasty from whence came the name "Korea"), given that the two sides can't even agree on what to call their country (it's Han'guk in the South and Choson in the North).