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Outdated and New Tradition in Trendy Korean Society (Half 3)

In 2021, I talked about some facets of Korean tradition. A few of them are slowly disappearing, however others surprisingly nonetheless exist. In case you haven’t learn them but, I like to recommend that you just learn these in an effort to perceive how briskly Korean cultures are altering.




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Right now, I wish to speak about 양육 (yang-yook: elevating/nurturing youngsters) in Korea. 


  1. 산후 조리 문화 (sahn-hoo-joh-ri-moon-hwa: the tradition of post-natal care)

There’s a particular post-natal care tradition in Korea. After delivering a child, most Korean ladies undergo the intervals of time referred to as, 산후 조리 (san-hoo-joh-ri: post-natal or postpartum care). This time is taken into account to be essential for ladies’s well being in the long run as a result of Koreans imagine that girls’s our bodies, notably 골반 (gol-bahn: the pelvis) and different bones, want time to realign and heal from little one supply. 

Throughout this time, Korean ladies are strongly advisable to keep away from home chores or heavy bodily labor. In previous occasions, mattress relaxation was strongly advisable through the 삼칠일 (sahm-chil-il: three weeks) after 출산, however at the moment’s medical doctors have been recommending a lightweight degree of bodily actions, akin to strolling.

Good diet and relaxation in a heat atmosphere are strongly advisable at the moment. There are numerous completely different sorts of nutritious meals for brand new mothers. 미역국 (mi-yeok-gook: a seaweed soup) is without doubt one of the commonest 산후 조리 meals. 


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Conventional Korean medication has been instructing Korean ladies to keep away from ingesting chilly water or chilly meals after 출산 (chool-sahn: childbirth) as a result of it’s believed that tooth  and bones are vulnerable to being delicate to chilly after childbirth. Subsequently, 산모 (sahn-mo: a girl after childbirth) is advisable to relaxation in a heat atmosphere. Whereas they relaxation, 친정 엄마 (chin-jeong-um-ma: a mom who raises an individual)  or 시어머니 (si-uh-muh-ni: a mom in regulation) will normally help a brand new mom and deal with a child.

In trendy occasions in Korea, there are numerous care services for 산모 as a result of not everybody might get assist from their relations these days. In a care facility, medical medical doctors and different licensed consultants are current and facilitate the wellness of 산모 throughout 산후 조리.  산모 will get complete care from getting a high quality weight loss program, weight administration service, or different well being points after postpartum to even receiving child care lessons, and so on. 


2. 학원문화

Infants develop quick and so they ultimately get into a faculty system. As former president Obama talked about many occasions, 학구열 (hak-goo-yeol: training fever, ardor for examine) could be very excessive in Korea. Many Korean mother and father attempt to supply the highest quality studying atmosphere for his or her youngsters financially and emotionally.  As Korean society has been turning into extra numerous and embracing quite a lot of cultures, the facility of an elitism or 명문대 (myeong-moon-dae: privileged school) 지향주의 (jhyang-joo-eui: to the pursuit, an aspiration)  is diminishing. Nevertheless, they nonetheless exist in Korean tradition.

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학원 문화 (hak-won-moon-hwa: the tradition of a personal instructional institute) is pervasive within the Korean society. 학원 (haw-won: a personal instructional institute) is an institute the place Korean college students carry out afterschool actions akin to artwork, music, bodily training. Nevertheless, it’s common to review specific topics akin to 국영수 (gook-young-soo: a time period for a topic of Korean, English and math). Generally, these topics are the vital standards to be admitted to higher-ranked universities. It’s not unusual for Korean youngsters to each day spend further hours in a few completely different 학원 after faculty. Elevating youngsters in Korea may very well be dearer in comparison with different nations attributable to 사교육비 (sah-gyeo-yook-bi: expenditure of personal training).


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What did you concentrate on these facets of Korean tradition? Had been you conscious that Korean ladies get particular therapy after childbirth? I’ve all the time thought that Korean 산후 조리 tradition is exclusive from the opposite western cultures.

It typically fascinates me how shortly Korean tradition is evolving. Issues I used to learn about Korea may not be as correct as I imagine. Sooner or later, I’m planning to publish yet one more entry about Korean tradition. Keep tuned!

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