Professor, Dr. Habil. and Ph. D.
Korean Studies Department, Center for Eastern Languages and Cultures,
Faculty on Classical and Modern Philology,
Saint Kliment Ohridki Sofia University
White color is a universal and traditional symbol, which is often used by Koreans and nations of the so-called Altaic World in their myths, epic stories, legends and narrations both in esoteric and exoteric meaning. Different animals of white color play special role in ancient myths, oral epic and folklore stories based on authentic beliefs, cults, and rituals in Korea and Central Asia.
Key words: white animals, Korean and Central Asian myths, epic stories, folktales, rituals, cults.
On the Presidency of two Members of Parks’ Family in the Republic of Korea
Проф. дфн Александър Федотов
Софийски университет „Св. Климент Охридски”
Abstract: Presidency in the Republic of Korea of two members of Parks’ family changed the political history of the country. President Park Chung-hee who seized power through a military coup d’etat led South Korea for 18 years until his assassination in 1979, and his daughter Park Geun-hye became the first woman to be elected on the highest state position.
Key-words: Park Chung-hee, Park Geun-hye, Korean army, coup d’etat, Korean National Assembly.
Prof. Dr. Habil. Alexander Fedotoff
/Korean Studies Department, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski/
As it is well-known, Korea has played an important role in the cultural and religious history of East Asia, being a real bridge for the transmission of Chinese civilization to Japan. On the other hand, Korean Buddhism and Confucianism have played significant part in the development of Korean culture and have made unique contributions to the growth of each of these religious traditions generally. Although much is made of Japanese Zen Buddhism in courses which deal with the history of world religions, Korean Seon Buddhism not only was established earlier than the Japanese form of meditative Buddhism, but it has been the predominant form of Korean monastic Buddhism since the tenth century. Има още