One of Korea’s Most Popular Cartoons Is About a Bus

By Colin Marshall  “Tayo the Little Bus is a steaming pile of garbage,” a friend of mine recently posted to …

Getting Up to Speed on the Cultural Revolution — A First Set of Suggestions

By Jeff Wasserstrom This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start and the 40th anniversary of the end of …

“Moss”: a Star Korean Comic Artist’s Suspenseful Tale Brought into English by Literary Translators and Serialized Free Online

By Colin Marshall  A young man from the city drives out to the countryside, ostensibly to set in order the …

Finding Home in an Arabic Class in Israel

By Joanna Chen I’m sitting in my studio at The Virginia Center for The Creative Arts in Amherst, writing about …

The Unbearable Preposterousness of Westernization: Park Kwang-su’s “Chil-su and Man-su” (1988)

By Colin Marshall  This is one in a series of essays on important pieces of Korean cinema freely available on …

“Wallpaper: The Shanghai Collection” — A Q&A with James Bollen

By Anne Witchard The title of James H. Bollen’s new book — Wallpaper: The Shanghai Collection — makes an ironic gesture …

Reading Calvin and Hobbes in Korea

By Colin Marshall  The Sunday funny pages may now seem, even by current print standards, like the blandest, most marginal …