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OLD KOREA: The Land Of Morning Calm

by Elizabeth Keith

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A 1946 tourism book for Korea, written and illustrated during the Colonial Period, gives the traditional look (by Westerners) at Korea's culture and customs. Color illustrations are vivid and traditional. You can sense the wonder of these two Westerners about the "orient," which infuses both the reportage and commentary, as well as the quality of the artwork and the subjects selected for illustration. Still, it's an interesting period look, though one that is glossed with sentimentality and charm.
  EugeniaKim | Feb 24, 2017 |
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