Student protest has a long tradition in Korea, in keeping with the Confucian idea of students as the conscience of society. In 1960 the student movement was a major factor in the overthrow of Pres. Syngman Rhee. After 1960, the student movement moved considerably to the left of its earlier liberal-democratic position. With much righteous indignation, the students claimed that … Read more
A Korean-speaking U.S. serviceman who worked with the Korean military and an English-speaking Korean serviceman who worked with the American military discuss cultural differences on the U.S. Army post in Yongsan.
A sergeant in the U.S. Army talks about learning Korean at the Defense Language Institute, dealing with culture shock in Korea and getting accustomed to life in Seoul.