[KS] An old book about Korea

Mark Arlen Peterson map3 at email.byu.edu
Thu Jul 29 22:17:23 EDT 2004

I think your mystery book is an early anthropological work by one Cornelius
titled The Koreans and their Culture -- or something like that.  Osgood did his
study right after the Korean War and then moved on to other areas and did not
in Korea thereafter.  It's a class work, predating Vin Brandt's A Korea Village,
Farm and Sea, and even Richard Rutt's Korean Works and Days -- though not by an 
anthropologist, still very ethnographic.

There ought to be a copy around in a university library there, probably at

Mark Peterson

> Many years ago, before arriving here, I read a book about Korea (in English) 
published early in the 20th
> century that was mainly about life in Kanghwa Island and I wonder if anyone 
recognizes it and is able to
> indicate the title and author? It was very precise in its evocations of daily life, the 
traces of the
> French and American attacks still visible, and it included several plates. I would very 
much like to read
> it again. Even a photocopy...
> Brother Anthony
> Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

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