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Book traces roots of K-pop from 1900s to present

 “Introduction to K-pop History” By Zhang Eu-jeong, Suh Byung-kee (Sung An Dang)  Cover of "Introduction to K-pop History" (Sung An Dang) Listeners of K-pop may be surprised to find that the co...

Updated : 2015.08.20 18:23

Korean office laid bare

In 2003, Eric Surdej, a French sales expert with experience working at Sony and Toshiba, decided to join LG Electronics, seeking out new challenges in his career.He knew about Koreans’ reputation of ...

Updated : 2015.08.06 17:10

[NEW BOOK] ‘IS Report’

“IS Report” By Samuel Laurent, Korean translation by Eun-Jung Felsner / (Hanul Publishing Group) Since it declared statehood about a year ago, the Islamic State, a jihadist militant group, has been...

Updated : 2015.07.23 17:16

Book delves into identity factor of Korea-Japan relations

In the field of political science, the issue of national identity has been marginalized due to its abstract, impractical and amorphous nature that makes it difficult for one to empirically back his or...

Updated : 2015.07.16 17:50

'Beautiful Bonds' a tribute to Koreaphiles

“Beautiful Bonds: Friends of Korea.net,” a new book that tells the stories of 35 “Koreaphiles,” is a tribute to those -- both Korean and foreigner -- who have taken an interest in Korea, discovere...

Updated : 2015.07.09 17:46

Korean politics through the eyes of British journalist

  “Democracy Delayed”By Daniel Tudor(Munhakdongne)  For Daniel Tudor, a former Korea correspondent for the Economist, Korean politics seems a bit strange.  With blurred ideological differences b...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:35

Shin Kyung-sook may face investigation for plagiarism

Novelist Shin Kyung-sook may face a prosecutorial investigation over suspicions of plagiarism. Sociologist Hyun Taik-soo filed a complaint with pubic prosecutors on Thursday, asking the authorities to determine if Shin deceived her publisher and readers with her two works suspected of plag...

Updated : 2015.06.19 19:21

Seven experts provide thorough look at dansaekhwa

“Dansaekhwa”/By various authors (The Grenfell Press) Amid the emerging interest in Korean monochrome paintings in the global art world, an in-depth examination on Korean abstract art has been publi...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:45

A daughter buried in father’s heart and words

“A Goodnight Kiss for My Daughter”/By Lee O-young (Yollimwon) Lee O-young’s new book, “A Goodnight Kiss for My Daughter” (unofficial translation), is a collection of anecdotes, essays, letters a...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:43

World of chef Corey Lee captured in debut book ‘Benu’

Korean-American chef Corey Lee, the mastermind behind the three Michelin-starred restaurant Benu in San Francisco, has packed his debut book, “Benu,” to the brim. “It’s ultimately a cookbook first...

Updated : 2015.06.04 19:53

A gay N.K. defector’s journey to find love

With almost 30,000 North Korean escapees calling South Korea home now, many of their stories have been printed in novels, essays or poems. In fact, there are so many that literary works by or about No...

Updated : 2015.05.28 19:30

Bae searches for meaning in life in 'Nowhere To Be Found'

Bae Suah’s fiction gives rise to the underrepresented voice of the young, female working class of South Korea. Her latest novella, “Nowhere to Be Found,” echoes her excellent short story “Highway ...

Updated : 2015.05.26 13:12

[Herald Interview] Exploring modern Korea in ancient trappings

Beneath its ultramodern facade, Korea is a country with all the trappings of shamanism and Confucianism, a new book says. In “Contemporary Korean Culture: the Persistence of Shamanistic and Confucian...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:42

The Korean inside Lee Chang-rae

Two decades ago, Lee Chang-rae’s “Native Speaker” addressed issues of identity, assimilation and language that immigrants faced while settling in a foreign country.In the book, Lelia says to Henry ...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:49

Children’s book guru on ‘chew up mom’ poem controversy

A poem by a 10-year-old girl has stirred up a controversy in Korea that touches upon an array of thorny issues from the literary freedom of expression to the country’s obsession with private educatio...

Updated : 2015.05.07 20:32