A Geek in Korea (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2014-11-11
Förlag
Tuttle Publishing
Illustratör/Fotograf
colour photographs and maps
Illustrationer
more than 300 color photographs and many maps
Dimensioner
254 x 190 x 15 mm
Vikt
522 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780804843843

A Geek in Korea

Discovering Asia's New Kingdom of Cool

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For every fan of K-Pop music, Korean Wave dramas and Kimchior anyone intrigued by Korea and Korean cultureA Geek in Korea is a hip, new guide to the land of the Samsung smartphone and Gangnam Style. Author Dan Tudor first arrived in Korea on the eve of the 2002 World Cup when South Korea played Italy in the finals. What he saw inspired him to return and work in Korea. Tudor served as The Economist magazine's Korea correspondent for three years and writes regular columns for the national daily Joongang Ilbo newspaper. Along the way, he has developed a great love and admiration for Korean culture and the Korean people. A Geek in Korea reinvents the culture guide for the Internet age. Packed with articles and photographs, it covers all the touchstones of Korean culturefrom Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters on the traditional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code words and norms; personal relationships; business and technology; and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Korean. A number of chapters are devoted to Korean pop culture, with attention to the stars, idols, and urban subcultures associated with them. For visitors to Korea, the author includes a mini-guide to his favorite neighborhoods in Seoul and other places of outstanding interest. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Koreans, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so obsessed with education and successTudor has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Koreaphiles in this inspired, insightful, and highly informative guide.
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"Daniel Tudor has a fine understanding of contemporary South Korea and a flair for storytelling. His narrative of the nation's landscape is an earnest, investigative tale that seeks to undercover the truth of this often misunderstood country." --Krys Lee, author of Drifting House, a critically acclaimed collection of stories portraying the Korean experience "If you want to understand Korea, Daniel Tudor is a must-read author. His passion for the peninsula runs deep, and his writing is prolific and insightful. For a society that outsiders often struggle to grasp, Tudor has pieced together a remarkably accessible story. " --Geoffrey Cain, Korea correspondent for Global Post "The book's format is funas it's a mini-encyclopedia of sorts with short articles or snippets on various topics, with big, beautiful photos." --Mom Home Guide blog

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Daniel Tudor is from Manchester, England, and graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. He has lived in Seoul, Korea for many years, and served as The Economist's Korea Correspondent from 2010-2013. His first book, 'Korea: The Impossible Country' received strong praise and has also been translated into Korean, Chinese, Polish, and Thai. Daniel is a regular columnist for a Korean newspaper, the Joongang Ilbo, and has commented on Korea-related topics many times for the BBC, Al Jazeera, and others. He is also co-founder of The Booth, a small chain of craft beer pubs.