Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Graphic Understanding

Hong Yeon-Sik’s manhwa “Uncomfortably Happily” explores marriage, success and contemporary Korean society

Silent No Longer

“The Future of Silence” examines women’s literature in the post-war era

Paradise Not So Lost

Reprint of Yi Chongjun’s ‘Your Paradise’ refocuses attention on classic allegorical work

A Tale of Modern China

Veteran Korean novelist Jo Jung-Rae’s ‘The Human Jungle’ is a critical look at a rising world power

Finding Your Way Back

Han Kang’s ‘Human Acts’ examines the human impact of one of modern Korea’s most painful episodes