By Daniel Tudor
For each fan of K-Pop tune, Korean Wave dramas and Kimchi—or someone intrigued by way of Korea and Korean culture—A Geek in Korea is a hip, new consultant to the land of the Samsung phone and Gangnam Style.
Author Dan Tudor first arrived in Korea at the eve of the 2002 international Cup while South Korea performed Italy within the finals. What he observed encouraged him to come back and paintings in Korea. He served as The Economist magazine's Korea correspondent for 3 years, and he writes usual columns for the nationwide day-by-day Joongang Ilbo newspaper. alongside the best way, he has constructed a very good love and admiration for Korean tradition and the Korean people.
A Geek in Korea reinvents the tradition consultant for the net age. full of articles and images, it covers all of the touchstones of Korean culture—from Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters at the conventional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code phrases and norms; own relationships; company and know-how; and logos and practices which are especially Korean. a couple of chapters are dedicated to Korean popular culture, with cognizance to the celebrities, idols, and concrete subcultures linked to them. For viewers to Korea, the writer incorporates a mini-guide to his favourite neighborhoods in Seoul and different locations of exceptional interest.
Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Koreans, debunking myths approximately them, and answering nagging questions like why they are so keen about schooling and success—Tudor has created the right e-book for the turning out to be ranks of Koreaphiles during this encouraged, insightful, and hugely informative advisor.
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