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Korea StyleKorea Style by Iwatate Marcia; Kim Unsoo

Korea Style is the first book devoted to the country's architecture and interior design-featuring twenty-two exceptional homes, studios, and public and heritage buildings. They range from vernacular to cutting-edge creations and are a celebration of Korea's culture, natural landscape, arts and crafts, and architectural history juxtaposed with a drive towards invention, experimentation and individuality.

Korean Stories For Language LearnersKorean Stories For Language Learners by Damron, Julie; Eunsun You

The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories; especially when they're told in two languages! Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales through bilingual Korean and English texts presented on facing pages. This elegantly illustrated volume is designed to help language learners expand their vocabulary and to develop a basic familiarity with Korean culture. Accompanied by detailed cultural notes, vocabulary lists, and grammar points, the stories gradually increase in length and complexity as readers improve their understanding of the language.

Sherlock Sam And The Mysterious Mastermind In Seoul (Book 13)Sherlock Sam And The Mysterious Mastermind In Seoul (Book 13) by Low, A. J.

In Sherlock Sam and the Mysterious Mastermind in Seoul, the Supper Club must chase their new adversary to South Korea where many cryptic conundrums await them! With Watson and Moran behaving strangely, will Sherlock and the Supper Club be able to puzzle their way through the various challenges set before them? Or will they be run ragged by their most rascally rival yet? Find out in the concluding instalment of the Battle of the Brains Duology!

Korean Bbq: Master Your Grill In Seven SaucesKorean Bbq: Master Your Grill In Seven Sauces by Kim, Bill; Chandra Ram

A casual and practical guide to grilling with Korean-American flavors from chef Bill Kim of Chicago's award-winning bellyQ restaurants, with 80 recipes tailored for home cooks with suitable substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients. Born in Korea but raised in the American Midwest, chef Bill Kim brings these two sensibilities together in Korean BBQ, translating Korean flavors for the American consumer in a way that is friendly and accessible. This isn't a traditional Korean cookbook but a Korean-American one, based on gatherings around the grill on weeknights and weekends.

Contemporary Korean PhotographyContemporary Korean Photography by Suejin Shin (Ed.)

The 77 photographers selected in this project observe and interpret social and cultural changes in Korea from their own perspectives. Korea is expressed through portraits, cityscapes, records of daily life and digitally reconstructed works by, among others, Bien-U Bae, Sungsoo Koo, Soonchoel Byun and Sanghyun Lee.

Korean Wife's Secret RecipesKorean Wife's Secret Recipes by Chae Minji

Follow the simple steps and treat your family to a real Korean home-cooking treat of all the familiar and favourite Korean dishes everyone enjoys. As the daughter and granddaughter of great cooks, traditional Korean home cooking has always been an important element of Minji Chae's life. Her marriage brought her to Hong Kong, where she has worked as a Korean-cooking tutor and, because she excels at menu development and food styling, also acts as a consultant to cafes and restaurants, utilising the international environment Hong Kong offers to develop both exciting new Korean recipes and fusion Korean cooking.

Joseon Korea: Court Treasures And City LifeJoseon Korea: Court Treasures And City Life by Kan Shuyi; Charlotte Horltyck; W. Kim; D Low Et Al

Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the Asian Civilisations Museum, the book explores the exuberant culture of Korea's Joseon dynasty (1392-1897) through lavish costumes, painted screens, ceramics, scrolls, furnishings, and ritual wares. The objects, all borrowed from National Museums in Korea, include luxuries of the royal court, elegant furnishings for scholar-officials, and images and objects for spiritual sustenance. This profusely illustrated catalogue provides a perfect introduction to Joseon culture and art.

Culture Shock! Korea - A Survival Guide To Customs And EtiquetteCulture Shock! Korea - A Survival Guide To Customs And Etiquette by Bocksay, John

CultureShock! Korea is a compelling, elegantly-written and funny guide for anyone planning a stay in South Korea. Whether you're in South Korea to do business, seek pleasure or find your inner Hallyu diva, if you are lucky enough to find yourself on this peninsula where stunning natural scenery meets hyper-modern cities, get the most out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide.

Sun Tyrant, The: A Nightmare Called North KoreaSun Tyrant, The: A Nightmare Called North Korea by Floru, Jp

When Londoner JP Floru tags along with three friends running the marathon in Pyongyang, little could have prepared him for what he witnessed. Shown by two minders what the regime wants them to see during their nine-day trip, the group is astounded when witnessing people bowing to their leaders' statues; being told not to take photos of the leaders' feet; and hearing the hushed reverence with which people recite the history invented by the regime to keep itself in power. Shocking and scary, The Sun Tyrant uncovers the oddities and tragedies at the heart of the world's most secretive regime, and shows what happens when a population is reduced to near-slavery in the twenty-first century.

New Koreans, The: The Business, History And People Of South KoreaNew Koreans, The: The Business, History And People Of South Korea by Breen, Michael

In the course of a couple of generations, South Koreans took themselves out of the paddy fields and into Silicon Valley, establishing themselves as a democracy alongside the advanced countries of the world. Yet for all their ambition and achievement, the new Koreans are a curiously self-deprecating people. Theirs is a land with a rich and complex past, certain aspects of which they would prefer to forget as they focus on the future. Having lived and worked in South Korea for many years, Michael Breen considers what drives the nation today, and where it is heading. Through insightful anecdotes and observations, he provides a compelling portrait of Asia's most contradictory and polarized country. South Koreans are motivated by defiance, Breen argues: defiance of their antagonistic neighbour, North Korea, of their own history and of international opinion. Here is an overlooked nation with, great drive, determined to succeed on its own terms.

Stop North Korea! A Radical New Approach To The North Korean StandoffStop North Korea! A Radical New Approach To The North Korean Standoff by Iverson, Shepherd

Imagine you control a multi-billion dollar capital fund, and North Korea is an underperforming corporation. You see it is undervalued and want to take it over, but it is controlled by an old-fashioned board of directors-the Kim family and a small number of ultra elites-who will not negotiate a deal. In this regressive situation it is logical to offer its shareholders-the political and military elites, government managers and bureaucrats, and the general population-a higher price for their shares to convince them to overrule their board of directors. This book applies this basic scenario to a situation that has become dire, and for which a strong positive solution is crucial. This book shows how investment rather than constraint-the carrot rather than the stick-will not only deter the North Korea threat, but enhance the global community in ways perhaps unimagined in the past.

Cook Korean: A Comic Book With RecipesCook Korean: A Comic Book With Recipes by Ha, Robin

Fun to look at and easy to use, this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel is the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. Robin Ha's colorful and humorous one- to three-page comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional, and some not-so-traditional, dishes to life.

Thousand Miles To Freedom: My Escape From North KoreaThousand Miles To Freedom: My Escape From North Korea by Kim Eunsun; Sebastien Falletti

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated.By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete.Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting expos? of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Park Seo-Bo: From Avant-Garde To EcriturePark Seo-Bo: From Avant-Garde To Ecriture by Lim, Kate

The story of Park Seo-bo is not simply the biography of a unique, highly disciplined master whose work defies categorisation, it is the story of the evolution of modern art in South Korea. Kate Lim shows how the artist's development exemplifies the cross-fertilisation of eastern and western thinking that is reaching out to international audiences in the first truly globalised era of art. This book offers an important in-depth evaluation of the artist's work that continues to evolve into the present.

Stars Between Sun And Moon: One Woman's Life In North Korea And Escape To FreedomStars Between Sun And Moon: One Woman's Life In North Korea And Escape To Freedom by Jang, Lucia; Susan Mcclelland

A striking memoir of hope in the face of persecution, this is the first true account written by a North Korean woman to survive human trafficking to China and imprisonment in a labour camp. With a keen memory for the details of life within an idiosyncratic and dangerous regime, this memoir reflects the range of experiences many North Korean women have endured-loss of a child, starvation, imprisonment, trafficking-but it is Lucia Jang's extraordinary will to live and to protect her family that drives her past every obstacle in a stunning demonstration of love and courage.

Our Korean KitchenOur Korean Kitchen by Bourke, Jordan; Regina Pyo

This is a celebration of the food, culture and flavours of Korea, a cuisine that is fast becoming the biggest trend in the culinary world. Capturing this movement, it introduces us to Korean food through a collection of classic and well-loved dishes. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book will explore the secrets of authentic Korean food.

Korean Table, The: From Barbecue To Bibimbap - 100 Easy-To-Prepare RecipesKorean Table, The: From Barbecue To Bibimbap - 100 Easy-To-Prepare Recipes by Chung, Taekyung; Samuels, Debra

The Korean Table is a wonderful new cookbook that shows American cooks how to create the tempting flavors of Korean cuisine at home. Chung and Samuels, a Korean and an American, team up to guide home cooks through the process of making Korean meals without fuss, multiple trips to specialty markets or expensive online shopping. Along with showing you how to create complete Korean meals from start to finish, this Korean cookbook also includes information about how you can add the flavors of a Korean kitchen to your meal in numerous quick and easy ways every day, using condiments, side dishes, salad dressings, sauces and more.

Essential Korean Grammar: A Comprehensive Reference For Learners At Every LevelEssential Korean Grammar: A Comprehensive Reference For Learners At Every Level by Kingdon, Laura

Essential Korean Grammar gives you excellent examples that lay out the best grammar options for communicating, and when to use each option. The grammar items are cleverly rated so you can determine what's most useful for you to study, based on your Korean knowledge level and your plans. Essential Korean Grammar is a toolbox to help you form correct and natural-sounding sentences, and determine which grammar you need for reading or writing Korean.

North Korea - Anonymous CountryNorth Korea - Anonymous Country by Leeb, Julia (Photo)

North Korea certainly wouldn't come first on a general list of dream destinations. Nevertheless, the country exudes an eerie fascination. It's a mystery, an anonymous country isolated from the rest of the world. With two friends, German photojournalist Julia Leeb made a journey to better understand the country and its people. The result is a spectacular illustrated volume that offers a riveting look at its architecture, culture, and society. Readers get to immerse themselves in an unknown world. We witness celebrations for the 100th birthday of the country's founder, Kim Il Sung, and follow hundreds of North Koreans as they participate in an Arirang (Korean folk song) synchronized dance spectacle. But even the "quieter" impressions evoke emotion in the viewer: an excited bride, a mother with child--everyday scenes that are somehow quite different. These multi-layered images linger in the memory long afterwards, even when you have already put the book aside.

Elementary Korean WorkbookElementary Korean Workbook by Lee, Insun

This workbook contains dozens of exercises covering each of the textbook's 15 chapters and helps the reader build the grammar, vocabulary and comprehension skills needed to excel in Korean.