Koreana : a Quarterly on Korean Art & Culture
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[Critique] Perturbing Insight about Human Nature
January 22, 2013 was the second anniversary of the death of the writer Park Wan-suh (1931-2011). Around that date I phoned her elder daughter, Ho Won-suk, after several months’ silence. Nowadays, she looks after the author’s neat little house in Achiul, Guri City, to the east of Seoul. It is the house mentioned at the ...
[Lifestyle] Baby Boomers Care for Grandchildren as Daughters Pursue Careers
“I don’t have many memories of my own children growing up;
from my 30s, I was always so busy. I’m learning about childcare for
the first time through raising my granddaughter.”
Ms. Lee, 66 years old, seems to be living her life all over again. After raising her two children and seeing them get married, she h...
[GOURMET’S DELIGHT] Egg-laden Female Crab in Spring, Meaty Male Crab in Fall
To maximize your enjoyment of crab dishes, they must be prepared with freshly caught crab. The No. 1 Korean crab dish is a stew made with fresh crab, which has a sweet flavor but no fishy smell. Crab stew made with fresh crabs from the West Sea is highly prized for its sumptuous flavor.
People everywhere love to eat...
[ENTERTAINMENT] Public Broadcaster’s Bold Endeavor to Encourage Reading
Foreign language programs for improving reading and speaking skills, a great majority of them in English, were broadcast for up to 21 hours a day on EBS FM channels for many years. Audience ratings were paltry at about 2.0 percent, but the programs retained highly loyal listeners who were striving to learn foreign lang...
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