An energetic, fast-paced trip through the rapidly changing world of Korean cuisine by the author of Eating Viet Nam
Journalist, world traveler, and avid eater Graham Holliday has sampled some of the most exotic and intriguing cuisines in countries around the globe. However, none has intrigued him more or stayed with him longer than Korea’s. On a pilgrimage to Korea to unearth the real food eaten by locals, Holliday discovers a country of contradictions, a quickly developing modern society that hasn’t decided whether to shed or embrace its culinary roots. Devotees still make and consume traditional dishes in tiny holes-in-the-wall even as the phenomenon of Korean people televising themselves eating (mukbang) spreads ever more widely.
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These nine stories span half a century of contemporary writing in Korea (1970s-2010s), bringing together some of the most famous twentieth-century women writers with a new generation of young, bold voices. Their work explores a world not often seen in the West, taking us into the homes, families, lives and psyches of Korean women, men, and children.
In the earliest of the stories, Pak Wan-so, considered the elder stateswoman of contemporary Korean fiction, opens the door into two Identical Apartments" where sisters-in-law, bound as much by competition as love, struggle to live with their noisy, extended families. O Chong-hui, who has been compared to Joyce Carol Oates and Alice Munro, examines a day in the life of a woman after she is released from a mental institution, while younger writers, such as Kim Sagwa, Han Yujoo and Ch'on Un-yong explore violence, biracial childhood, and literary experimentation. These stories will sometimes disturb and sometimes delight, as they illuminate complex issues in Korean life and literature.
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Improve your nunchi. Improve your life.
Have you ever wondered why your less-skilled coworker gets promoted before you, or why that one woman from your yoga class is always surrounded by adoring friends? They probably have great nunchi. The art of reading a room and understanding what others are thinking and feeling, nunchi is a form of emotional intelligence that anyone can learn--all you need are your eyes and ears. Sherlock Holmes has great nunchi. Cats have great nunchi. Steve Jobs had great nunchi. With its focus on observing others rather than asserting yourself--it's not all about you!--nunchi is a refreshing antidote to our culture of self-promotion, and a welcome reminder to look up from your cell phone.
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Advanced Korean offers a complete, systematic, and streamlined third-year course in Korean.
It is ideal for university students and adult learners with plentiful reading texts and written exercises, all in Korean Hangul. Concise Korean grammar notes in English, extensive glossaries, and an answer key make this book suitable for those studying alone, as well as for classroom use.
There are 20 comprehensive lessons, each with a reading text in which new language is introduced in context, followed by vocabulary, grammar points, and exercises. Lessons 5, 10, 15 and 20 are short reviews of the key structural patterns introduced. The focus is on written Korean, but the reading texts are not academic; they are breezy, chatty, and amusing, with illustrations.
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In just fifty years, South Korea has transformed itself from a failed state, ruined and partitioned by war and decades of colonial rule, into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other countries.
How was it able to achieve this with no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule? Who are the Koreans and how did they accomplish this second Asian miracle? Through a comprehensive exploration of Korean history, culture and society, and interviews with dozens of experts, celebrated journalist Daniel Tudor seeks answers to these and many other fascinating questions.
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This South Korean group is at the forefront of the K-Pop wave sweeping the globe
With a phenomenal string of No. 1 albums plus hit singles like Dynamite, ON, Black Swan, and Life Goes On, BTS is on an unstoppable path to greatness!
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Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Korea, Concise English-Korean Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating in the Korean language.
It features all the essential Korean vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. Its handy pocket format and user-friendly layout make it the perfect addition to your carry-on bag; it's sure to make any trip to Korea easier.
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This is the ultimate no-nonsense manual to daily Korean beauty care; in it you will find step-by-step morning and evening skincare routines, the best product advice and actionable tips on how to take care of your complexion.
In this handbook, the experts in Korean cosmetics will also teach you how to use everyday beauty products, describe the natural ingredients that will best suit your skin type and give you advice on tried-and-tested Korean skincare regimes to make your skin glow.
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BTS: K-Pop’s International Superstars is the must-have celebration of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook, who have won over fans across the globe with hits like “DNA” and “MIC Drop.” With dozens of stunning full-color photographs, this volume offers an extensive look at the guys behind the incredible voices, verses, and dance moves—from their early days as bandmates, to worldwide tours, to their relationship with their passionate and quickly-growing community of fans.
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Understanding people and their culture through code words and language.
Today, South Korea is an economic, technological and entertainment superpower. How, as a country, did they rebound from war, poverty and political unrest? And how can that success be replicated in other cultures? The answers can, in fact, be found by understanding Korean customs, values and beliefs. Author Boye Lafayette De Mente identifies the unique qualities that comprise the Korean identity and articulates their modern expressions of Korean culture and history in this book.
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All dialogues, reading texts, vocabulary words, and example sentences are given in Korean Hangul and English.
An accompanying free audio-CD provides native-speaker recordings of dialogues, reading passages, and keywords and phrases. Concise grammar notes in English, extensive glossaries, and an answer key makes this book suitable for those studying alone, as well as for classroom use.
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A fun and helpful resource for anyone interested in learning some Korean—whether you're 5 or 100!
This picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most useful Korean words and phrases. Each word and sentence is given in Korean Hangul characters—with a Romanized version to help you pronounce it correctly—along with the English meaning.
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A Michelin-starred chef known for defining Korean food in America brings a powerful culinary legacy into your kitchen.
Simple rice cakes drenched in a spicy sauce. Bulgogi sliders. A scallion pancake (pajeon) the New York Times calls “the essential taste of Korean cuisine.” For years Hooni Kim’s food has earned him raves, including a Michelin Star―the first ever awarded to a Korean restaurant―for Danji. His background in world-class French and Japanese kitchens seamlessly combines with his knowledge of the techniques of traditional Korean cuisine to create uniquely flavorful dishes.
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In the space of just five years, Twice have taken the K-Pop world by storm.
Twice: The Story of K-Pop’s Greatest Girl Group tells the amazing story behind one of the most-loved groups of our time. Covering their triumphs and setbacks, the making of everyone’s favourite tracks – including ‘Like Ooh-Aah’, ‘Cheer Up’ and ‘Likey’ and their unique sense of style, this in-depth, unofficial guide is the perfect gift for any Twice fan.
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In this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, a Korean-American girl travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Jenny Han.
Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she's been playing the role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom-and her obsession with SLK, K-pop's top boyband-to herself. She doesn't see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even though she can sing. Like, really sing.
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BTS are an international sensation in the world of K-pop! This boyband has sold out arenas, topped charts, and gained an army of fans all over the world. Inside this ultimate guide, learn about RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook; seven boys who can rap, sing, dance, and entertain!
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