Resources

Below is a list of resources relating to the Korean culture which I find useful:

Websites

Korea Tourism Organization (in various languages) – Web site offering travel and cultural information on South Korea

Korea.net (in various languages) – Web site of Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) offering information on various aspects of South Korea, including government, economy, tourism, culture and arts, and current events

Koreana (in various languages) – A Quarterly on Korean culture and arts

KBS World Radio (in various languages) – Web site offering radio programs on various aspects of South Korea including politics, culture, entertainment, etc.  Articles and transcripts of radio programs can also be found.

Arirang TV (in English) – Web site containing TV and radio programs on Korean news, culture, entertainment, etc.  One of my favourite programs is “100 Icons of Korean Culture”.

Seoulistic (in English) – Web site offering travel and cultural tips

沪江韩语 (in Chinese) – Web site with a variety of resources for learning Korean, including articles on Korean culture

 

Books

In English:

Euny Hong, The Birth of Korean Cool: how one nation is conquering the world through pop culture, New York: Picador, 2014

Youna Kim (ed.), The Korean Wave: Korean media go global, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013

Daniel Tudor, Korea: The impossible country, Tokyo; Rutland, Vermont; Singapore: Tuttle Publishing, 2012

Sonja Vegdahl and Ben Seounghwa Hur, CultureShock!: a survival guide to customs and etiquette. Korea (7th ed.), Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2012

Kim Yoon-mi, K-pop: a new force in pop music, Korea: Korea Culture and Information Service, 2011

The Academy of Korean Studies, 21 Icons of Korean Culture, Seongnam-si: Kyungin Publishing, 2009

 

In Chinese:

鐘樂偉著,《韓瘋:讓世人瘋狂的韓國現象》,香港: 天窗出版社有限公司,2014年版

金文學著,《中日韓大比拼》,香港:  萬里機構 ∙ 萬里書店,2013年版

金惠媛 著 , 《 中韓文化談》 , 北京市 : 北京大學出版社 , 2013 年版

Daniel Tudor著, 胡菀如譯,《韓國: 撼動世界的嗆泡菜》,台北市: 聯經出版事業股份有限公司,2013年版

康熙奉編,黃約雯譯,《阿拉搜!韓國》,台北市: 商周出版,2013年版

小林英夫、李光宰著,邱麗娟譯,《可畏的敵手,韓國怎樣改變的?》,台北市:  臉譜出版, 2013年版

金文學著,《中日韓國民性格》,香港:  三聯書店(香港)有限公司,2011年版

董向榮著,《南韓創造奇跡》,香港:   香港城市大學出版社,2009年版

扈貞煥著,《韓國的民俗與文化》,台北市 : 臺灣商務印書館股份有限公司,2006年版

 

In Korean:

이해영, 김은영, 신경선, 주은경, 이정란, 이현의,  《생활 속 한국 문화77》, 서울: 랭기지플러스<한글파크>, 2011