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World War 3 – Should we be worried?

Ever since Kim Jong-Il threatened to withdraw North Korea from the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in 1993, eventually leaving ten years later, in 2003, North...

A trip to Seoul: some thoughts on the presidential impeachment and...

Despite being in nearby Hong Kong, I wasn’t aware of much conversation about the Korean impeachment. I would have thought that with the tense...

‘I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype’ – why we cannot pigeonhole...

“My name is Canwen, and I play both the piano and the violin. I aspire to someday be a doctor and my favourite subject...

Demotion of democracy: South Korea

Western news agencies, including CNN, seemed perplexed that South Korea did not adopt a hardline response to Kim Jong-nam’s untimely death. North Korea’s democratic...

Greater Than Gangnam Style: How South Korea Became One of the...

T he need for authenticity – or at least the appearance of it – means that the grooming and media training of American recording artists...

The source of sexism in South Korea

Across the globe, gender inequality and sexism is a topical and problematic reality. Sexual harassment is prevalent in many cultures and not a single...

South Korea: not just the home of Gangnam Style, not just...

If you tell anyone in the United Kingdom or United States of America that you are traveling to South Korea, you are likely to...

Are eSports really sports?

Lifestyle Editor, Joshua Rotchelle, gives his take on one of the biggest topics in gaming: eSports. In recent years, a question that once rumbled forth only from...

Beyond Hollywood: Oldboy

Benjamin Lewis compares the original Oldboy to its Hollywood adaptation and argues that it should have never left South Korea.   After finally having summoned...