• The Great Korean Plastic Surgery Novel: Frances Cha’s If I Had Your Face

    When first learning Korean in Los Angeles, I went to a Koreatown bookstore in search of simple reading material. There …

    No Sex Please, This Is Korea: Jang Sun-woo’s The Road to the Race Track (1991)

    Colin Marshall continues his dive into the Korean Film Archive’s YouTube channel with Jang Sun-woo's "The Road to the Race Track" (1991).

    The First Comprehensive Introduction to “K-Lit” Past and Present: Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton’s What Is Korean Literature?

    Colin Marshall delves into the development of Korean literature as a genre, through Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton's "What Is Korean Literature?"

    The Korean Zombie Apocalypse: A Wave of Movies and TV Eerily Suited to the COVID Era

    For this week's Korea Blog, Colin Marshall looks at recent(ish) films that presciently documented the same societal fears now exposed in the pandemic.

    Six Expatriate Writers Give Six Views of Seoul in a New Short-Fiction Anthology, A City of Han

    Colin Marshall explores a new expat story anthology, "A City of Han," collected by Sollee Bae, about living in Seoul.

    The Book of Jiyoung: An Explosively Controversial Korean Feminist Novel Comes Out in English

    Colin Marshall revisits "Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982," the debut novel by a former television writer named Cho Nam-joo.

    In Praise of Pilsa, the Highly Uncreative Korean Method of Learning to Write

    Colin Marshall discusses a maligned yet effective method of learning in Korea.