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Korean Culture

Tomato Juice, Tiger Moms, and Marijuana

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Shin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Your Ma is classic Tiger Mom. High expectations, blunt, and stubborn like a rock. When you argue with her, she doesn’t hear “innocent before” ju...

Celebrating Korea's Traditional Hanji Paper Dolls

Rachel Stine | Posted 02.19.2017 | Arts
Rachel Stine

If you take Seoul's J Line to the very end, you will arrive at Yongmun Station, where an increasing number of internationals are heading out on weeken...

Unveiled, Inclusive Korean Culture Needed in Korean Multinational

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home
Emanuel Pastreich

Koreans must recognize that no matter how global they may be, their cultural DNA is Korean and they are undercutting their potential if they fail to introduce the best of Korean culture to their employees and their customers as part of their global strategy.

The Thing About Korean Moms

Julia Lee | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Julia Lee

I tell most of my friends the fish story and they groan in horror. I tell my Korean friends the same story and they groan in recognition. My mother didn't worry about poisoning us. She knew we could take it.

Going Away to College and Being Career-Oriented in Patriarchal South Korea

Sung-Joo Kim | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Sung-Joo Kim

I grew up in a very traditional household where authority was nearly absolute and we had to listen to orders and follow them almost blindly -- especially my two other sisters and myself since we were women.

Jong-ga Dining at Jeonju's Hakindang House

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 02.28.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Jeonju, a small city just a few hours' drive south of Seoul, is a treasure trove of historical buildings, interesting customs, and food -- food so good that the city was named UNESCO's 2012 City of Gastronomy.

K-Pop and the Future of Korea

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mimsie Ladner

K-pop is much bigger than skinny jeans and plastic faces. In fact, K-pop is transforming Korea as the world knows it.

How to Get Your Virginity Back

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Kalliope Lee

Lying about whether you were a virgin was the standard way you dealt with the double-bind of satisfying desires and the resultant guilt and shame instilled by a repressive Confucian ethos. An MO, which -- as anything hidden does -- only produces greater shame.

Kimchi Chronicles Celebrate Seoul Food

Erica Watson | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home
Erica Watson

To some, this rags to riches story reads like a fairy tale, but for Marja Vongerichten is it real life.