culture of Korea racial background, sketch of geography, history of Korea, religion, literature, art, science, music, economic background, and history of revolutionary movement. by Korean American Cultural Association.

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StatementBy Korean American Cultural Association, inc.; edited by Changsoon Kim.
ContributionsKim, Changsoon, 1904-,
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., [v]-xii, [1] p., 2 l., 3-334 p. incl. front., illus. (incl. ports.)
Number of Pages334
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