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Dasan rediscovered: a glance at Joseon’s prominent scho...
Jul 05, 2012
One of the most prominent thinkers in the late Joseon Dynasty, Jeong Yak-yong (1762-1836, penname Dasan), earned several epithets. He was known as the renowned theorist of Silhak (practical learning), author of Mongminsimseo (The Mind of Governing the People), architect of the UN...


[Contribution] Yeosu Trip Reflection
Jun 26, 2012
Until recently, you would have been easily forgiven for not having the slightest clue about Yeosu. In fact, most people haven't even heard of it. Situated on the southern coast, far from the hustle and bustle of South Korea’s main tourist destinations, Yeosu remained off the rada...


[Contribution] Local customs can mark unique heritage
Jun 22, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea. Despite ever-deepening exchanges of material and human recourses between the two countries, online tussles between netizens on cultural ownership unfortunately continu...

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Robert J. Fouser, Hanok village keeper
Jun 20, 2012
Robert J. Fouser is the first foreign professor to teach Korean language teaching methods at Seoul National University. He also leads a campaign to preserve Seochon Hanok Village. One of his favorite foods is bibimbap, a bowl of steamed rice mixed with a variety of namul (greens)...

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Korean-German Dorothea Suh, seeking the roots of the Ko...
Jun 15, 2012
-Studies and researches Korean traditional music in university, inspired by pungmul, and promotes Korea as a blogger -Participated in the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea press tour as a part of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) Dorothea Suh Dorothea Suh is a 28-year-old Korean-German w...


Foreign volunteers reach out
Jun 14, 2012
Many foreign English speakers come to Korea for a year to teach English and then leave, but for many, that’s not enough. For those who feel like they should contribute more, there are many volunteer opportunities. Volunteer English instructors are always needed for a variety of g...


Robert Holley, hoping for a happy multicultural society
May 30, 2012
Robert Holley, an international lawyer and television celebrity, is a naturalized Korean citizen. He is telling his stories how he adapted to Korean culture and what he thinks South Korea should do on its way toward becoming a multicultural society.Robert Holley rose to televisio...


Home within home, Do-ho Suh
May 26, 2012
Do Ho Suh is widely considered Korea’s most representative contemporary artist after Nam June Paik (1932-2006) and U-Fan Lee (1936-present). He leads a nomadic existence, living in different parts of the world including Seoul, New York, Paris, and London. Over a decade ago, he st...


Kim Yeon-su, a novelist who aspires to do something new
May 03, 2012
“Would you introduce yourself for the readers of KOREA?” Your reporter immediately poses a blunt question to the novelist, Kim Yeon-su. He looks fazed for a moment, but soon starts relating his story with composure, saying, “I want to be a novelist who continues to write what he ...


Expat homebrewers introduce craft beer to Korea
May 02, 2012
For decades, beer drinkers in Korea have had limited options. But as Korea becomes increasingly interconnected with the outside world, more and more alternatives are becoming available to its residents. More and more imported beers can be found in grocery stores, and microbreweri...