With a narrow alleyway to guide patrons, book stores both great and small face each other on both sides. So many books are crammed into scores of shops lining Bosudong Bookstore Alley, an iconic location in old Busan.
Although born in Busan but spending her formative years in England, Dahae West’s love for Korean food never wavered. Now along with her husband Gareth, the successful pair have released their first Korean cookbook.
This Friday, join Michael Breen (“The New Koreans”), Jeffrey Miller (“Bureau 39”), and John Bocskay (“Culture Shock! Korea”) for a wide ranging talk about contemporary Korea and the challenges in writing about it.
Steve Feldman reviews John Bocskay's newest book "Culture Shock! Korea", which takes an in-depth exploration into Korea's unique culture based off of his nearly 20 years of experiences of living and working on the peninsula.
I'd been looking to talk to a mudang (or more politely, musok-in) - a Korean shaman - for a while. But I didn't really know where to start, and friends kept warning me to be careful about hanging around with such spiritually potent people.