Month: January 2020

Dongdaemun’s Gwanghui-dong: Gateway to Central Asia

  Seoul has slowly built its profile as an international city. People from every corner of the world have made their homes in the metropolitan area, either to work or study. The city hosts small communities of foreign nationals, and amongst them are people hailing from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, including Russians, …

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Things You Probably Didn’t Know or Misunderstood about the Korean War

INTRO   As a language instructor at an adult language school in Seoul, being assigned new students is pretty commonplace. Last summer, I had a new student in my evening class whom I’ll call Mr. Kim. On the first day, I immediately noticed that Mr. Kim, who appeared to be in his early seventies, was …

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