It was another busy month at SolBridge during the month of May. Although our school did not have special visitors or lectures, we had lots of student activities from Sports Day to the 1st Korean Language Contest. Read the E-Letter here.
There are good reviews and there are bad reviews. Then, there’s this one. I’m not even sure if the reviewer even read the book because he sure doesn’t have much to say about the book other than to throw some literary reference into the review (taking up almost half of the review) and then mentioning [...]
Today, in my Highlights of Asian History class, I’ll be teaching an overview of the Choson Dynasty, about three hundred years of the dynasty in about 90 minutes, from the Hideyoshi Invasions to the Japanese annexation of the peninsula. One of the things that I will talk about will be the attack on the merchant [...]
The structure in the center of this photograph stands a little over thirty feet high. This steeple or pinnacle at one time used to sit atop a magnificent building in downtown Seoul, Korea. However, that building was the symbol of Japan’s domination over Korea. After the Japanese annexed Korea in 1910, the Japanese erected a [...]
This is the kind of news that’s going to raise some eyebrows. A lot of eyebrows. If folks in Korea were concerned about Mad Cow disease earlier this month when they took to the streets, I wonder how people are going to react to this news. Seoul officials and experts cautioned against the redeployment of [...]
Just as long as it is not in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Otherwise you could be fined. Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking. “It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren’t watching where they are going and they are not [...]