On Not Being Interested in North Korea

Colin Marshall the cultural obsession (or lack thereof) with North Korea.

How the Seoul Government Turned a Bestselling Feminist Novel Into a Controversial PR Campaign

Colin Marshall on last year's best-selling novel "Kim Ji-young Born 1982."

Dropping an America Bomb on Hyundai: Frank Ahrens’s Life-in-Korea Memoir Seoul Man

Colin Marshall discusses Frank Ahrens's memoir "Seoul Man," about his stint as a public relations director at Hyundai Motors between 2010 and 2013.

Travelogue Korea and the Dream of Isolation

Colin Marshall on the television show "Travelogue Korea" and the obsession with "simple" rural life.

The #MeToo-ing of Ko Un, Korea’s Best Hope for a Nobel Prize

Colin Marshall on Korea's #MeToo movement and renowned poet Ko Un.

Simon Winchester’s Korea, 30 Years On: Classic Travelogue or Cultural Offense?

Colin Marshall considers Simon Winchester's" Korea: a Walk Through the Land of Miracles," 30 years after its publication.