This is Korea

This is Korea

All you Ever Wanted to Know about Korea

$29.50

Though there are many books that introduce Korea to foreigners, not many people really know Korea and even less, the Korean people. In many ways, Korea is overshadowed by its two neighbors in size by China in economy by Japan and therefore relatively unknown. So, This is Korea looks at Korea through the perspective of a foreigner and gives the reader a true understanding of the Korean psyche with various topics, from basic facts about Korea to sections detailing Korean culture and its traditions. Also, It explains Korea in a reader-friendly way, as if your Korean friend were explaining to you what Korea is really like, warts and all! It would be an ideal gift for both the traveler and the working expat in Korea. A captivating resource for anybody who wants to know about the TRUE Korea.

Author(s)

Jung-wha Choi

CHOI Jung-wha
Professor at the Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea, she was the first Korean to receive a conference interpretation diploma(Korean, French, English). Currently as president of the Corea Image Communication Institute, she manages the Korea CQ forum which aims to promote a positive image of Korea. She is also a member of the National Image Promotion Board. She received major awards including the Palme Academique and Legion d’Honneur from the French government for her contribution to education, communication and cultural exchange as well as the Prix Danica Seleskovitch from Association of Danica. She also authored numerous books including Interpretation, Translation and Foreign Languages, Dare to Become an Interpreter, Teaching Foreign Languages to Children, English Expressions Most Misunderstood by Koreans.

Hyang-ok Lim

LIM Hyang-ok
Currently professor at the Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea, she also has interpreted for innumerable conferences including summit meetings such as APEC, ASEAN+3 and UN General Assembly meetings. She is a member of AIIC (Association Internationale des Interpretes de Conference) since 1995. She also acts as a communications consultant providing tailor-made English communication and English language programs. She has also written English for International Conferences and Use the Right Word.

Reviews:

Having lived in Korea for over 20 years now, I have come to love this country… Though there are many books that introduce Korea to foreigners, this book looks at Korea from the perspective of the foreigner and explains why things are different in Korea
-Alan Timblick, Senior Advisor of Invest Korea, KOTRA

I’ve lived in many Asian coutnries, but each country is different and this book gives the reader a true understanding of the Korean psyche. I would recommend it to both the casual visitor as well as an expat posted to this country.
-Alan Cassels, CEO of DHL Korea
It would have helped enormously if I had had this book when I first came to this country, but even now it is not too late!
-Anna Fifield, Financial Times Correspondent
I think that Korea is the best kept secret of Asia, but the secret is about to be revealed in this book. The two authors of this book reveal Korea to the rest of the world in a way that it has never been portrayed before.
-H.E. Jane Coombs, New Zealand Ambassador to Korea

198 pp.
LC# 2010941062
Softcover 14.5 x 22.5 cm
ISBN-13: 9781565912991
ISBN-10: 1565912993

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