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    Stewart Culin (Author)

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This work is intended not only as a survey of the games of Korea, but as a practical introduction to the study of the games of the world. It is based upon a collection of games made by the writer, and exhibited by him at the Columbian Exposition inC hicago in 1893, and now contained in theM useum of Archaeology of the University of Pennsylvania: and upon information obtained from natives of Eastern Asia residing in the United States, the author never having visited theE ast. The description of the Korean games was furnished to me orally by Mr. Pak Young Kiu, the accomplished Secretary of the Korean Commission to the Columbian Exposition, and at present Charge daffaires of the Korean government at Washington. The illustrations are almost entirely by native artists. The Korean plates are faithful copies of part of a series of colored pictures made by Ki San, an artist in the little Korean village ofT cho-ryang, back ofF usan. They represent the people of that locality. They were executed in 1886 upon the order of Miss Shufeldt, daughter of Rear Admiral R. W. Shufeldt, U. S. N.. who visited Korea upon the King srepeated invitation just four years after Admiral Shufeldt had negotiated the treaty between Korea and the United States. The sketches in the text are in part by Teotiku Morimoto ofT okyo: in part reproduced from native books, and in part drawn from specimens in the collection of games in theM useum of the University of Pennsylvania. The incentive to the preparation and publication of this work was primarily the inspiration drawn from suggestions based upon his studies of the institutions and games of primitive American peoples, made to me by my friend and collaborator, Mr. Frank Hamilton Cushing, of theB ureau of American Ethnology, of Washington. In his suggestions as to the object and origin of American games, I recognized a means of removing the stud
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  • PDF | 262 pages
  • Stewart Culin (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (19 May 2012)
  • English
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