Cultural differences between the West and Asia, from the mundane to the divine.
In this interview an anthropologist and North Korea expert puts the history of the state’s rights abuses. in historical context.
In this interview, one American talks about being a tenured professor at a Japanese university, and another about her memories as a tenured professor at a Korean university. Both are good.
The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
“Trailblasian” is a collection of seventeen trail-blazing black women telling their own stories about living in East Asia. .The book–and this author/editor interview–show us the ups and downs of the Asia experience from a fresh perspective.
I’m a staunch believer in using materials designed to meet the particular needs of particular students—their current circumstances, their culture, their preparation for the jobs they were most likely to have. I came to this conviction in 1984 when I arrived at Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China, and was told that the fourth-year composition classes I’d been hired to teach had been given to someone else. I would be doing first-year and graduate-level conversation. Instead of the box of composition books I’d brought with me from the University of Pittsburgh, I needed conversation materials. In the stacks of the …
This is a story of love, perseverance, courage and faith—an adventure which began when Chris lost his legs above the knee. He and Geri struggled to maintain their active lifestyle, working, traveling, scuba diving, doing martial arts, and moving from Korea to Okinawa.
Krys Lee’s first novel is “How I Became a North Korean,” the story of young refugees and a Chinese-Korean who are held hostage in the Chinese border area by a South Korean missionary.
This is a great story about the dramatic changes in a woman’s life before and after she came to Korea.
In this two part interview, an American tenure-track professor at Underwood College in Yonsei University talks about his experience teaching liberal arts and the understanding–or lack of it–of his students about Korea’s history, it’s place in the world and the feminist activities of some students.