Monday, March 30, 2015


Dynamic & Globalizing Korea: A Primer for Teaching in U.S. Schools: 

This project is the cumulative result of a Fulbright-Hays Short-Term Projects Abroad grant program awarded to William Paterson University of New Jersey, entitled “The US-NJ-South Korea Project: Exploring Korea's History, Culture and Education System through Experiential Learning” (October, 2013- March, 2015). This project has been a unique educational experience for 6 teacher candidates and 6 inservice teachers, who had the opportunity to explore Korean history, culture, language, and the educational system while visiting South Korea.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

JeonJu Han-Ok Village, JeonJu

(Hama Stele: The post of dismounting from a horse)

(Dongjae: This building was built for ancestral memorial services, so it is also called jaegak (a building beside tombs or the shrines to be used for ancestral memorial services) in which officials who participated in the services performed purification ceremonies, or the ritual procedure in which they purified their bodies and minds to invite the spirits before the memorial services).

(Jegigo: This was the place where all sorts of vessels and instruments for ancestral memorial services were kept.   Vessels for the services were so different from ordinary ones that they had to be kept clean and sacred. Generally, these sorts of buildings had wooden floors, which were well suited to keeping those things, as the floor was raised off the ground in order to prevent dampness.)

[Portrait of King Taejo]Taejo of Joseon (October 27, 1335 – June 18, 1408; r. 1392–1398), born Yi Seong-gye, was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Magok-sa (마곡사): Temple Stay

(Monk Il-Yang)

Everyday is a good day

Sapsaree is a Korean breed of dog and was designated as a National Treasure (No.368) in 1992 by the Korean Government. Traditionally, these dogs were believed to dispel ghosts and evil spirits.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Expo Science Park, Daejeon

Grand Order of Mugunghwa (무궁화 대훈장)

Hong Yong-Sik (홍영식)

Hong Yong-Sik, the postmaster general, took the lead in modernizing the postal system. Thanks to the efforts of the enlightenment group Ujongsa, the public department responsible for postal service, was set up in 1882 and Woo-jong-chong-guk (우정총국), or the countryˊs Post Office, was established in 1884 to supervise and control the new postal system. On October 1 in lunar calendar the same year (November 18 in solar calendar) Munwi stamps (mun was the then monetary unit) were issued for the first time in the country, signalling the start of the modern postal service.

The Korean Postal Bureau (Woo-jong-chong-guk, 우정총국), which started the nation’s first modern postal service in 1884, is located in Gyeonji-dong, Jung-gu, central Seoul. 

Money box during Joseon Period

Korean coins



Currency Museum of Korea, Daejeon

Cheonsang-Yeolcha-Bunyajido: 228th national treasure of South Korea, 천상열차분야지도