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· February, 2008

Stories about South Korea from February, 2008

East Asia: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Korea: Companies that check how many times you go to the toilet

Companies that check how many times you go to the toilet ... What do you think? A post on a Korean blog about companies that monitor their employees every move,...

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak’s English Education Policies

South Korea: New Political Party

Korea: Increase in Living Expenses and Freedom of Speech

While Koreans are waiting for the new administration after the presidential election, the ambitious policies of the new administration and the burning of Namdaemun (South Gate) in Seoul seem to...

South Korea: Haagen-Dazs Workers Protest

South Korea: Dark Tourism

South Korea: New City Hall Complex

South Korea: Income Inequality

Korea: Burning of Namdaemun

Namdaemun, the Great South Gate (called Namdaemun or Sungnyemun), which was established in the 14th century, was ravaged by a fire that broke out on the 10th of February. It...

Korea: Adjusting to college life

A Korean student recently wrote a lengthy post about her experiences adapting to college life. Her comments apparently struck a chord with many others, and responses flowed in. Her post...

South Korea: Irregular and Migrant Worker Movement

South Korea: Netizens on Namdaemun Fire

South Korea and China: What If Sungnyemun Arson Happened In X?

South Korea: The Gates of Seoul

South Korea: Namdaemun Destroyed in Fire

Korea: Lunar New Year, do men also struggle?

New Year! It’s a big holiday in Korea. People return to their hometowns and worship their ancestors. People gather with relatives whom they haven’t seen for a while. For entertainment...

East Asia: Early Modern Periodization

Korea: What would you do if you encounter behavior that goes against social norms?

When you encounter people or behavior against social norms, what do you do? If it is especially from the underage, do you feel some responsibility to do something as an...

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