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Another gem from Michael Breen

There are some expats in Korea who really have a handle on things when it comes to writing about Korea like Michael Breen.In his weekly column for the Korea Times, Breen always provides readers with an insightful analysis of contemporary Korean society. He’s an old Korean hand and he knows Korea quite well. Breen is […]

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Korea…And More

The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies By Michael Breen Thomas Dunne Books, 2004; 286 pages When I was writing book reviews and feature articles for The Korea Times a few years ago, I had the chance to read many fine books on Korea. Of all the books I did […]

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A Class Act — A Review of Midge Ure’s Autobiography, If I Was…

If I Was… By Midge Ure Virgin Books, 2004; 280 pages With a musical career that has spanned over four decades, Midge Ure is one of rock and roll’s more original and innovative musical artists. Ure is humble when it comes to describing his musical accomplishments. He speaks candidly about his early days as a […]

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Books on Thailand — Very Thai

Very ThaiEveryday Popular CultureBy Philip Cornwel-SmithPhotographs by John Goss River Books, 2005; 256 pages Having traveled to Thailand many times since 1992 when I first visited “the Land of Smiles” I have always been intrigued and fascinated with Thai culture on many levels. While I have been impressed with Thailand’s trove of cultural attractions from […]

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