A Korean Travel Writer Reveals the Los Angeles Even Angelenos Don’t Know

By Colin Marshall  I moved from Los Angeles to Seoul in part because I prefer living as a foreigner to …

Mao Badges — Red, Bright and Shiny (And Open to Every Form of Capitalist Speculation)

By Helen Wang and Paul Crook In his new book, The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History 1962-1976, historian Frank Dikötter …

The Triumph of Han Kang and the Rise of Women’s Writing in Korea

By Charles Montgomery In my years in Korea, I never met an author humbler or nicer than Han Kang: she …

From Sichuan to Shanghai: A Q&A with Marketplace Correspondent and Street of Eternal Happiness Author Rob Schmitz

By Susan Blumberg-Kason Rob Schmitz has witnessed enormous changes in China since he first lived in rural Sichuan twenty years …

Two Poems by Bruce Bond

By Bruce Bond Wind Machine I do not know her, the woman caught in the passions of the wind machine …

Writing About Korea, in Korean, for Koreans — as an American: an Interview with Robert J. Fouser

By Colin Marshall  Robert J. Fouser first lived in Korea in the mid-1980s, going on to become a professor at …

Looking Back at Modern Short Stories from Korea, the Very First Collection of Korean Fiction in English

By Charles Montgomery Literature has always occupied a position of high cultural importance in Korea. The country’s history is thoroughly …