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Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?

“Teacher, why don’t you speak Korean?” (Part 1: Language, Culture & Imperialism in Korea: Starting the Conversation) Last year several Korean students I know were extremely angry with an English teacher from the US  for his response to the above question. I do...

REFLECTION ON THE OPENING CEREMONIES IN PYEONGCHANG

(Or, why I hate the Olympics, but cried with joy while watching the opening ceremonies in PyeongChang last night) February 10th, 2018   Something happened last night in PyeongChang. During the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. Something amazing. Something...

GUREOMBI NORAE

GUREOMBI NORAE   1 For hundreds of years now We’ve lived on this island with fruit trees and fish but no fences or thieves In the shadow of Halla I dove with my grandma Now you bring in your death squads And you crush everything (Original chorus): I’ve got to know,...

To the Surfers Heading to the Art Island

Written by Suk Hyun Cho Translated by Yujin Song Two years ago, I published a book. It was my first. I got into the art business as a reporter and writer over the last 10 years. The book was the story of my two months’ experience in thirteen art residencies in Europe:...

The Half-Moon Capital of the Empire

Written by Soyoung Lee In contrast to having lived in the same place in my entire early life, I started moving around soon after I turned 18 years old. Since then, I have moved every year, switching cities once every two years, and switching countries every three...