• The Coronavirus Breaks Out in Itaewon, the “Gays-and-Foreigners” Seoul Neighborhood Celebrated in a Hit Netflix Drama

    Colin Marshall delves into culture of an Americanized neighborhood of Seoul and a popular K-drama set there: "Itaewon Class."

    Selling Your Body to Seoul: Kim Ho-seon’s Yeong-ja’s Heydays (1975)

    For the Korea Blog, Colin Marshall discusses the evolving portrayals of Korea's cinematic prostitutes.

    From Nation-Builder to (Would-Be) Apple-Killer: Geoffrey Cain’s Corporate Biography Samsung Rising

    Colin Marshall's latest Korea Blog entry looks at Korea's megacorp through the book "Samsung Rising" by American journalist Geoffrey Cain.

    A British Denmark Expat Takes the Measure of Korea: Michael Booth’s Three Tigers, One Mountain

    For this week's Korea Blog, Colin Marshall reviews Michael Booth's "Three Tigers, One Mountain," a history of the geopolitical relations in East Asia.

    Everything Turns into ASMR in Korea, Even Cultural Heritage

    Colin Marshall explores Korea's fascination with other people's sounds.

    Reading Albert Camus’s The Plague in the Time of the Coronavirus

    Colin Marshall looks at the COVID-19 scare in Seoul.

    Bong Joon-ho’s Biggest Victory: Accepting His Oscars in Korean

    Colin Marshall asks, "What if Westerners respect you more for speaking Korean than English?"