THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The characteristics of the cultural complex of the korean ethnic group

2016. №1, pp. 168-174

Pak E.G. - postgraduate student, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 4/27 Lomonosovskiy Ave., Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation,

Culture is an integral characteristic feature of any ethnic group. Korean culture has been hidden from Western civilization because of rigid isolation of the country until the end of the nineteenth century. This culture has developed over thousands of years as a secondary on the periphery of the Chinese civilization, but nevertheless acquired its own unique characteristic resistant features. The cultural complex of the Korean nation is an independent, it has strong internal resources. One of its main features is the harmonious combination of the elements exclusively for their national origins with borrowed from neighboring cultures of China, Mongolia and Japan, as well as Russia, Europe and America. The perceived components were not assimilated into the culture and became indigenous by the ethnic group. The result is the existing cultural complex was not weakened or dissolved, but enriched and strengthened, and the study of such processes will certainly attract the attention of scientists.

Key words: этнос, корейская этническая культура, индигенизация, язык, традиции, религии, национальная культура, современная культура, К-рор, ethnos, Korean ethnical culture, indigeneity, language, traditions, religions, national culture, modern culture, K-pop