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traditional hanbok with headpiece.

“Corean Beauty”    A young ‘kisaeng’ (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress, ca. 1904. Korean ‘kisaeng’, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing. A ‘Kisaeng’s’ social position was among the lowest in the traditional Korean class system. Their daughters also became ‘kisaeng’ and their sons became slaves. The art of entertaining of the ‘kisaeng’ is analogous to the Japanese geisha.     Willard Straight Collection, Cornell University

A young ‘kisaeng’ (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress, ca. A Korean kisaeng is analagous to a Japanese geisha.

Korean woman divers

Korean woman divers

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Korean Girls Testing a New "Short Drop" Parachute Design by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

Korean girls testing a parachute designed for short drops

old house in Korea-look at the similarity with the African houses and the Celtic house.

old house in Korea-look at the similarity with the African houses and the Celtic house.

Hwang Jini (Hangul: 황진이; hanja: 黃眞伊) is a Korean drama broadcast on KBS2 in 2006. The series was based on the tumultuous life of Hwang Jini, who lived in 16th-century Joseon and became the most famous gisaeng in Korean history. Lead actress Ha Ji-won won the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards for her performance.

Hwang Jin Yi (황진이) Ha Ji Won stars as the legendary poet, musician, dancer, and gisaeng from the Joseon Era in beautiful Korean Hanbok

A picture is worth a thousand words. That's certainly the case with the following collection of stunning photographs taken in Korea between 1890 and 1903 by visiting foreigners. The diverse, everyday scenes they depict shed light on the lifestyles of people at the time. Interestingly, this pictorial set was circula ...

Pyongyang: A crowded scene on a side street, 1904 photo by Australian photographer GEORGE ROSE

제주해녀 - 서재철 작가   월간조선 - 영향력 있는 사람들에게 영향력 있는 잡지

Haenyo women diving off a raft.

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Hanbok, the Art of Korean Clothing

The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1045. Theodore Jun Yoo

The politics of gender in colonial Korea: education, labor, and health, - by Theodore Jun Yoo : University of California Press, Dawsonera ebook

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