8. Perspectives the demonstration effect
The Republic of Korea is present in the Russian far East not only in the direct form of commodity, human, investment. No less significant, and hidden, invisible forms of his presence. One such form, the demonstration effect of the South Korean economy. The basis of the demonstration effect has two components.
The first is the opening up of borders and the accessibility of travel for the Russian far East to South Korea. This effect is a demonstration of economic success. The far East can see that on-site 1.5 times smaller territory of Primorsky Krai is created the gross national product (GNP), commensurate with the total Russian product. This creates a population that numbers in 3.2 times smaller than the Russian. Next to us appeared the unique characteristics of economic space. How South Korea managed to form? Why we are lagging behind, and our neighbors are moving forward so rapidly? Why can we not? What is it about them that we don’t have? Such questions change the Outlook and then the Outlook of the far East, raise questions to the policy of the Federal center.
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Typical traditional Korean architecture were two main styles: a Palace-temple which has been formed under the strong influence of Chinese canons, and folk — the building of houses for ordinary people, who had many local varieties. Ancient architects who built palaces and temples, borrowed a system of beams and supports the Chinese. For residential buildings of ordinary people were characterized by thatched roofs and under floor heating system, ondol. Rich people built large houses with elegantly curved tiled roofs ended at the end slightly raised eaves. Great value in architecture was given to the natural landscape. So, many Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the country, usually built in the mountains, perfectly blending into the surrounding landscape. A place for building only then was considered appropriate, when opened from there the corresponding view of the “mountains and water”.
Architectural symbols of modern North Korea are the Mansudae Theatre, people’s Palace of studies, the Palace of congresses Mansudae, the Palace of pioneers and schoolchildren, the Museum of the Korean revolution and the 105-storey hotel «Rougon” in Pyongyang.
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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 Continue reading