Etiquette Guide to Korea: Know the Rules That Make the Difference!Paperback
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- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 10mm | 91g
- Publication date: 5 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: Boston
- ISBN 10: 0804839484
- ISBN 13: 9780804839488
- Edition statement: Original ed.
- Sales rank: 149,794
Farewell to faux pas! South Korea is one of the greatest economic success stories of the past 60 years, and more and more Westerners are traveling to this bustling, modern country for business and pleasure. But no matter why you visit, an understanding of Korea's etiquette and culture is essential to an enjoyable and successful trip. With "Etiquette Guide to Korea, " you'll never need to worry about making an embarrassing mistake--this authoritative guide covers everything the courteous traveler needs to know, including the importance of names and how to use them, shaking hands versus bowing, table manners for celebrations and everyday meals, and how to negotiate in Korea. Known as "the Hermit Kingdom" until the final decades of the ninteenth century because it kept its doors closed to the outside world, Korea wasn't exposed to international influences until the mid-twentieth century. Perhaps this is why may of the traditional aspects of Korea's culture have been preserved in spite of the explosion of modernity in recent times. Today Korea's age-old culture has combined with the ultramodern Western ways and conveniences to transform the country into one of the world's most popular destinations. Also included are invaluable lists of Korean vocabulary and helpful phrases, making this book the most important item you can pack for your trip or extended stay in Korea.
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Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include "Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, "and "Japan Unmasked."