Lee Young-hee

Lee Young-hee graduated from Kyungpook National University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Korean Language and Literature. She received her doctorate degree at Sookmyung Women’s University. She has been teaching Korean to Foreign learners since 1993. She won the Korea Times Korean Literature Translation Award for co-translation with Scott Dewar in the poetry category in […]

Young-dahl Song

Born in Seoul, Young-dahl Song studied at Seoul High School, Yonsei University, and the University of Georgia in the United States. He earned his Ph.D. in public administration at the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. After teaching politics and administration at Yonsei University and East Carolina University for over thirty years as a professor, he […]

Elspet Keith Robertson Scott

Elspet is the older sister of Elizabeth Keith. Elspet ran the New East publishing company in Tokyo for several years starting in 1915 with her husband, John Robertson Scott. In doing so, she came to understand the history and culture of Korea and Japan. When James S. Gale, a missionary, translated and published a Korean […]

Elizabeth Keith

Born in the Scottish town of Aberdeenshire, Elizabeth Keith traveled to Japan in 1915, the beginning of a nine-year stay in a number of Asian countries. She found herself deeply attracted to Asia’s beauty and culture. Keith visited Korea several times starting in 1919 and worked on watercolor paintings of the Korean culture and daily […]

Urs Raebsamen

The author of this captivating book, which delves into the heart of Korean culture and corporate life, was born and raised in a Swiss village. But his journey of exploration and discovery took him to various countries and settings, including Switzerland, Malaysia, Korea, and Hong Kong. The author holds a master’s degree in business administration […]

Renee H. Park

Renee H. Park is a freelance translator and former journalist who has worked at The Korea Herald and Arirang Radio. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, she earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Journalism in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She has […]

Jung-ki “Rocky” Park

A graduate of Korea Military Academy in 1958, Park pursued a career as a solider, business executive, sports administrator, and author.  After retirement from the army in 1973, he served as the CEO of Korea Heavy Industries and the CEO of the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). During his tenure at KEPCO, Park superintended […]

Ahn Soong Beum

Ahn Soong Beum is a professor of Korean Language and Literature at Kyung Hee University, director of the K-culture · Story Contents Research Institute, film critic, and poet. He hosted EBS “Cinema Heaven” and served as a jury member of the Busan International Film Festival. He is the author of The Night of Disillusionment and […]

Jongkeun Lee

Jongkeun Lee graduated from Chung-Ang University’s Department of Photography and the graduate school of the same university. He runs a photo and video production company called GuruVisual Co., Ltd., and also teaches advertising photography at his alma mater. In 1995, he began working as a photo director, doing the covers and pictorials of Marie Claire, Maison, and Sulwhasoo magazines. […]

Nani Park

Nani Park was born in Korea but grew up in Hawaii, which gives her a special perspective as both an insider and outsider of Korea. Nani lived in a hanok when she was young and first created a book about hanok when she noticed the lack of published material on the traditional Korean houses (hanok). Currently residing in Seoul, […]

Young-en So

Born in 1943 in Gangneung, So Young-en graduated from Gangneung Teacher Training School in 1961. She entered Konkuk University in 1963 to study English Language and Literature but left the university in 1965. Her short story, “Gyo (Bridge)” won the new writers’ contest held by the monthly journal “Sasanggye” in 1968. The following year, her […]

In-ho Choi

Choi In-ho was born in Seoul in 1945 and graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in English Language and Literature. He entered the literary scene when his short story “Byeokgumeong-euro (A Hall in the Wall)” was accepted for the Hangook Ilbo Sinchun Literature Award in 1963 and formally debuted when “Gyeonseup hwanja (Patient in […]

Chong-jun Yi

Yi Chong-jun was born in 1939 in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do province. He studied German Language and Literature at Seoul National University. Since his debut in 1965 with the publication of “Toewon (Hospital Discharge)” in “Sasanggye” magazine., he was won numerous awards for his literary works, including the 1968 Dongin Literature Award for “Byeongsin-gwa meojeori (The Idiot […]