KEEPING the TRADITION…
We continue in the pages of the magazine “My University” to talk about national-cultural centers of the Khabarovsk territory. PNU is a University, multinational, study in him and are of various nationalities. Today we will talk about Korean youth center “the BARK” (full official name: Khabarovsk regional public organization “national Korean youth cultural center “KORE”, for short HCOO “TNMCC “KORE”).
It’s hard to say, when in Russia appeared first on information about Korea. However, by the end of the XVII century with the expansion of Russian-Chinese ties “Country of Morning Freshness”, i.e. Korea, appeared in the field of view of the Russian public. In the late XVIII and early XIX centuries, the contacts between Russians and Koreans occurred at the level of diplomatic missions in Beijing.
Turning point in the relations between Russia and Korea was the middle of the XIX century when the two States were to have a common border in the lower reaches of the river Tumangan. In 1856 in East Siberia was established seaside area. In 1858 Russia and China signed the Aigun Treaty and 1860 Peking additional Treaty, which recognised Russia’s right to possession of the Amur and the South Ussuri edges. In 1861 was produced marking the Russian-Korean border along the lower reaches of Tumangan river
The first contacts between the two countries has caused intensive Korean immigration to Russia. At the end of the twentieth century, the number of Koreans in Russia reached almost 450 thousand and 100 thousand of them lived in the Russian far East. In addition to Korean resettlement in Russia, the second important component of Russo-Korean contacts in the period up to the conclusion of diplomatic relations was border trade.
In Khabarovsk, today very effective the Association of Koreans in Siberia and the Far East, the youth wing which was the center of “CRUST”.
The impetus for the creation of the center of the “CRUST” was the disunity of Russian Koreans of all ages. Especially over the years has become noticeable gap between adults and younger generations of Koreans, which was lost centuries-old traditions and national values. Many Koreans are unfamiliar with the culture of their ancestors, already began to perceive the Russian, which, as they jokingly said, “just narrow eyes”. And it’s done incorrectly! The Korean nation is worthy of respect for their hard work and strong spirit. In turn, the respect comes with knowledge, with understanding of the culture and customs, and, of course, with close and friendly intercourse.
The purpose of Association and coordination of the Korean youth in the Khabarovsk region and was created by “KORE”. The center never set ourselves the task to find a universal method self-esteem of the Korean people and all problems. However, it is the center of “the BARK” contributes to a better understanding of Korean culture and the Korean nation, the establishment of contacts and interaction among Korean youth. “KORE” is a public organization, and therefore is a non-profit.
For years of existence the centre of the Korean “KORYO” was organized so many different events. Some of them have already become traditional. As, for example, participation in national holiday Chuseok. No less than traditional steel workshops devoted to modern trends in the Korean youth culture. Members of the youth center “KORE” very closely monitoring all the changes in the Korean film, stage and fashion.
With special interest and always look forward to all the karaoke contests that were held repeatedly. The Koreans are very melodic since birth and it is not a surprise that the jury of karaoke contest is always difficult to determine the best of the best.
Pleased to note that the center of the “CRUST” was working very closely with other national-cultural centers of the Khabarovsk territory. No one is surprised that Koreans can be found on the Tatar, Armenian, Ukrainian and Jewish holidays. And in the contest “Miss Sabantui” Korean girls traditionally get “the Prize of spectator sympathies”.
Participate in the work of the youth center “the BARK” and many students of PNU. It’s always nice to hear what voodushevlenno they talk about their activities. And let this positive attitude will remain with the Korean youth of our University as long as possible!