Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9782360570171
Collection: Monde coréen
13.7 x 21.6 cm
Weight: 348 gr
Pages: 280
First publication: 12/03/2011
Last printing: 08-2021
CLIL: 4093
BISAC: SOC008020

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Scènes de vie en Corée

Un essai d’interprétation

Preface : Pierre Cambon

A portrait of Korean society today made up of seventeen "bursts of life" taken from everyday life, each followed by an attempt at interpretation.

"This book is a mine of useful information, a source of reflection often much more richer than many academic theses and scholarly articles because the author knows how to present them with their meaning and context and because the reading is always exciting, the narrative lively, fun and easy, free and of a great honesty. It is a journey into Korea in its very authentic everyday life : joy, anguish, a visceral vitality that goes sometimes with a kind of Baudelairian spleen as expressed in music. [...] Reading this book is highly recommendable because of its approach that ignores all conventions and cliches, but also for issues it raises on the world of today - Korea in itself, Korea as an example, Korea as mirror and a question." (excerpts from the preface by Pierre Cambon, Curator of the Korean collections at Musée Guimet, Paris)

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Martine Prost

Martine Prost, author of Scenes of Life in Korea, published in L'Asiathèque in 2011, was a lecturer at the UFR of Oriental Languages and Civilizations of Paris-Diderot University and director of the Institute of Korean Studies at France secondary school. Now retired, she lives in Korea.

Pierre Cambon

Pierre Cambon (born in 1955) studied history, art history and archeology at the Sorbonne and at the École du Louvre, focusing on the art of Gandhara or Central Asia. . Seduced by Korea, which he discovered in 1981, he learned the language and married Kim Sang-lan, artist and professor at the time at Wonkwang University. Cultural Attaché to the French Embassy in Seoul from 1988 to 1992, he was responsible, on his return to France, to create a department of Korean antiques at the Guimet Museum - until then attached to the Japan section. Twice he was sent to North Korea as a consultant for Unesco. In 2001, he published at the RMN "Korean Art at the Guimet Museum" (2001) and "Landscapes of Korea in the Land of Letters" (2001), then directed the publication of "Afghanistan: Une histoire millénaire" ( 2002).


Quelques remarques sur la romanisation
I. Célébration de l’eau
II. Des sols brûlants
III. L’arbre sacré de Seocho
IV. Marcher en Corée
V. Un repas en famille
VI. La vitesse à tout prix
VII. Les trottoirs multifonctions
VIII. Humeur à volonté
IX. Les apparences en toute quiétude
X. L’écriture d’une matinée
XI. Un langage de coqs ?
XII. Notre mari à nous
XIII. Cinq mille ans d’histoire
XIV. Les réfugiés du Nord
XV. Le han qui les consume
XVI. Le sexe sans mot dire
XVII. Le jeong qui les anime
Glossaire des termes coréens figurant dans l’ouvrage
Index géographique
Index historique