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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Koreans and their culture
Published By: Original publisher
New York: The Ronald Press Company. 1951. xvi, 387 p., 287
plates ill., maps [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Cornelius Osgood
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book is the first work on Korea by a professional
ethnographer. Its five parts consist first of a study of a typical Korean farming village
on the island of Kanghwa. The data on this village were recorded by observation and from
local informants during the summer of 1947, with the assistance of two Korean students. In
the second part the culture of the upper class is examined on the basis of information
available in the extant literature (see category 113 for bibliographical references used).
The third part, an outline of Korean political history, is based mainly on Hulbert's
translation of the TONG KANG YO, a Korean summary of the four ancient histories of the
country. Part four is an extesive culture summary resting upon the work of Hulbert and
later sources. The fifth and final part, dealing with modern Korea and the events leading
up to the war, is based upon personal observations, discussion with individuals directly
involved, and an examination of the literature dealing with the contemporary
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Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
This document consists of excerpts Includes index and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
UNK ; Robert J. Smith ; 1951
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Kanghwa Island, Korea
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings