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Win Copies of Elementary Korean by Tuttle Publishing

Here is your chance to win copies of Elementary Korean by Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon. The books is published by Tuttle Publishing and they will be giving away 3 copies of Elementary Korean to anyone who will answer these 3 simple questions about Learning Korean.

Tell us in the comment section below your answer for the following 3 questions.


Kimchi Warriors – The Book

If you have not heard of Kimchi Warrior yet, then think of it as the Korean Version of Popeye. Well not exactly, but Kimchi Warrior has done to kimchi what Popeye has done to spinach. Based on the premise of Popeye, Kimchi Warrior obtains supernatural strength by consuming the most prominent Korean dish, kimchi, to defend mankind from the world’s most notorious diseases like The Swine Flu, Mad Cow Disease, Malaria, SARS etc.

Young Man Kang, is the man behind the web animation series, Kimchi Warrior and he has received many an awards in the lifetime of his career. Kimchi Warrior too has received international recognition and is currently live on YouTube with 15 episodes of 5-6 minutes duration each.


Advertising Genius from Korea – Jeseok Yi (Jeski)

If you have seen the first episode of  the Korean Drama, Advertising Genius, Lee Tae Baek, you would recognize the ad below of the standing car. The ad was originally created by the real life Advertising Genius from Korea, Jeseok Yi, for Hyundai Motors and it is said that this drama, Advertising Genius – Lee Tae Baek  is loosely based on his life.


Ugly Koreans Ugly Americans – Book Review

Rick has shared his review on the book - Ugly Koreans Ugly Americans. It is a very simple and illustrated book that demonstrates cultural and behavioral differences between Koreans and Americans. You would find this book helpful if you want to know about common Korean behaviors that Americans find peculiar or upsetting and it would kinda guide you if you are preparing for a move to Korea.

Ugly Korean Ugly American


Interview – Kyung-Sook Shin – Please Look After Mom

Please Look After Mom is a book about sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo who gets separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, and her family who then begin a desperate search to find her.


The Seoul Metro Project

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What do you get when you mix 17 photographers, copious amounts of coffee and over 400 subway stations?

The Seoul Metro Project!


Books for Kids – Korean Folk Tales & Grandmother Stories

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In this series, we present you 7 books which are popular among kids in Korea. These books cover Korean Folk Tales, Stories, Proverbs, Songs, Easy Recipes and many more to get your kid acquainted with the Korean Culture.


Bee-Bim Bop!
by Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee

A wonderful paperback picture book about the joys of family and food, from Newbery Award winning author Linda Sue Park.


Books about Korean History & Korean War

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In this series, we present you the top 6 books on Korean War and Korean History.


The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies
by Michael Breen


Korean Fiction in English – Novels from South Korea

 

In this series, we present you, the top 5 Korean page turners. Some were written in English with the Korean backdrop in mind and others are the Korean Best Sellers which was initially published in Korean Language but were later translated to English.


Books about S Korea – Korean Memoirs

In this series we present you the 5 popular memoirs from South Korea. If you want to learn about Korean History or you want to set up a business in Korea or you need to relocate to Korea, these memoirs will give you insights which a guide book cannot. These books are about real people, real experiences and the real Korea.


To Kill a Tiger: A Memoir of Korea
by Jid Lee

To Kill a Tiger is the winner of Bronze Award at ForeWord Book of the Year Awards.

Against the backdrop of modern Korea’s violent and tumultuous history, To Kill A Tiger relates not only one woman’s story, but also an ancient people’s journey into the modern, globalized world.


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