This is an interview with an American who fell for a Filipina only to discover that she was already married and planned to take him to court for his money. This happened twice.
This is the second part of a guest post by Marita Lopez-Mena. After having met her father’s culture and those who knew his family, an American returns to the Philippines with her brother and sister-in-law for their son’s wedding.
This is a 2012 interview with an American who married a Korean wife while he was teaching in Korea. While she did her graduate work in Japanese, the couple lived together in Korea, Japan and the United States. Part 1 includes her family’s welcoming the foreigner into the family.
This is a 2011 interview with an American woman who in the early 1980s married a Japanese man and tried to live in a small town with his extended family at the same time she was teaching English in the city.
This is a 1989 interview with an anthropologist who first came to Korea with the Peace Corps in 1967. Here he talks about cultural differences between Korea and the West.
A Catholic priest who served all his adult life in Korea provides insights into milestones of Korean life–birth, marriage and death.
In the following interview we hear from a woman who had a difficult time with her mother in-law, a problem Valerie mentioned. In late 1988 when we did this interview, Shirley was a petite, dark-haired, vivacious woman in her early thirties. She had reached the end of her patience with her husband’s mother. It was difficult for me to avoid the conclusion, with both Shirley and Valerie that what they had found in Korea was a lot of hassles and a lot of heartache. I should add that many of my female Korean students have told me they would never consider marrying an oldest son. …
This is a 1992 interview with an American woman who was married to a Korean man over twenty years her senior.
An Irishman describes his gradual adjustment to life in Korea in 1987, working in a Korean company and living with a Korean family.
The daughter of a Korean mother and an African-American father talks about her experience with discrimination both in South Korea and in the United States, as well as her personal solutions.