• 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.

    Rediscovering Korean Cinema: An Academic Look at the Zombies, Mutants, Criminals, and Prostitutes of South Korea’s Silver Screen

    Colin Marshall looks at a new essay collection about the history and influence of Korean cinema.

    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.