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A Nation as Beautiful as a Rolex Knockoff

Physical appearance rules supreme in South Korea. But beneath this fixation on beauty is an uncomfortable truth that we are not what we appear to be.

Dating for Dummies

New to dating in South Korea? Here is a quick guide to the ritual and tribulations of dating in South Korea from the male side.

South Korea’s Angry Young Men

South Korea's angry young men channel disenchantment with society through Ilbe, a notorious right-wing website, and gain more visibility in the public sphere.

Brown, Male, and Wanted in Korea

Racism in Korea is prevalent. British student of Sri Lankan origin explains why he feels Korea does not discriminate based on race but nationality.

A North Korean Views South Korea

What do North Korean defectors think of South Korea? A North Korean student shares his views and finds striking similarities between the Two Koreas.

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