So, what do Koreans think of French people? The answer isn’t quite as clear-cut as you might think. The fact is, there’s a tiny French community in Korea, and they’re proud of it. While they may have a dislike for French cuisine, they’re not hostile to it. If you’re looking for an insight into the minds of Koreans, this article may be helpful.
First, let’s examine the culture of Koreans. French-speaking people are generally viewed as highly civilized, while those of other nationalities are seen as more aloof and prickly. However, Koreans are also highly tolerant of foreigners. The culture in Korea has remained largely unchanged, despite the Korean War. Many Koreans have a positive view of the British, even though they were colonized by Japan in the early 20th century.
In addition to the cultural differences, French-speaking people have an affinity for Korean contemporary art. This is particularly true in the case of music and dance. Korean artists like Kim Hong-do and Sin Yun-bok preferred to depict people in an erotic mood, instead of the usual portraits of white men and blue men. This has helped to create a very distinct and highly recognizable style of Korean contemporary art.
In 1446, the King of Korea formally promulgated a new writing system – the Hangeul. This alphabet consists of letters modeled after the shapes of vocal organs. The Hangeul alphabet was first used by King Sejong. King Sejong commissioned scholars to write a book on the new writing system, which they called Hunminjeongeum. The manuscript is now in the Kansong Art Museum, and it is part of the UNESCO Memory of the World registry.