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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:11 AM

The Heung bu and Nol bu fable; 흥부와 놀부




Dr. Petersen discusses (in English) two well known Korean fables and their social significance. The Hungbu and Nolbu fable reflects protest to the change to primogeniture in Chosun according to Dr. Petersen. He also believes other famous folk tales representing social ethical principles in Chosun, such as the tale of Chunhyangjeon, are a form of social protest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunhyangjeon







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Reply The Heung bu and Nol bu fable; 흥부와 놀부 (Original post)
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Response to soryang (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:47 AM

1. Rec very interesting . Made me think of nursery rhymes and lullabyes that really were comments on

events of the time like Baa baa black sheep or Humpty Dumpty
Interesting how the inheritance rules changed too !

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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:20 AM

2. Ty Lunasun

I'm so glad Dr. Petersen is doing this work on youtube. I had read this fable some time ago, and felt that I hadn't understood it somehow. I also watched one of his movie recommendations that was available on youtube, Chunhyangjeon, (1961) and really enjoyed it.

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Response to soryang (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:35 AM

3. Thanks for the movie rec

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