Koreans have probably never been as interested in the last royalty of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) as they are now.
Korean Ceramic history The pottery of ancient Korea stretches back to prehistory when simple brown wares were made and decorated with geometrical incisions. Potters would benefit from the ideas and techniques of their Chinese counterparts and go on to produce their own highly sought-after works, including grey stoneware, celadons or greenware, buncheong ware, and white porcelain. Ceramics are … Continue reading Korean Pottery – Ancient History Encyclopedia
Men, this chapter is mainly about women. Women, it is mainly about men who talk about women.
Unbelievable umbrellas A look at a man, his craft and an obscure art. Of the myriad inventions from antiquity that have forged their way into the modern day, the umbrella (伞 sǎn) is one of the few to have retained its shape, function and beauty. Known to many ancient civilizations, the umbrella has garnered mythological, … Continue reading Unbelievable umbrellas
What makes the countries of East Asia somewhat funny is that their architecture and culture in general can be defined by which period the country had the most interactions with Ancient China.
Dutch words in Korea and Japanese Language. On August 24, 1609, the feudal ruler of Japan, the shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu, accorded a group of Dutchmen a pass which allowed them to trade in Japan. This fact as such would not be so noteworthy, were it not that between 1640 and 1854 — a period of … Continue reading Dutch Influences on the Japanese Language: With an Appendix on Dutch Words in Korean | East Asian History
10 Facts to Help You Understand Chinese Culture China's culture stretches to the corners of the world through the overseas Chinese population and influence, but it can still seem a very different and mysterious culture. Here are 10 fascinating facts that will help you understand Chinese culture. — Lees op www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-culture-facts.htm
The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers. Writers and moderators. Are you specialized in a subject that contributes to our site and one of our FB pages? Can you tell a nice story? Send a pm on the page of your interest! Do you want to make one of our pages as a moderator even more … Continue reading The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers
Mantifang: social media magazine! Readers binding for Social Media In a traditional medium as a magazine, "readers binding" was the holy grail. The editorial content had to be such that the subscriber at his mailbox was waiting for the new number. The advertisers had a benefit because they belonged to the same club. Everything that … Continue reading Mantifang Story Telling
A book is an adventure! It has been on my bedside table for several years now: "The tale of Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu. A very extensive work written between 1000 and 1008 in Japan and certainly belongs to the big world classics. I have to be ready for such a job. The mind open, my … Continue reading A book is an adventure!