Submitted by pwunderlich on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:39pm
In recent years, we have heard a lot in Korea about “public sentiment.” The phrase sounds gentle enough – like the addition of a soft layer of feeling to the idea of “public opinion.” But, actually, it is something altogether different.
Submitted by pwunderlich on Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:14pm
Midnight, 27th July, 1953. An eerie silence – a silence unheard for three hideous, blood-drenched years – descended across miles after mile after mile of scorched, cratered hills and denuded, sinister valleys: An armistice had been signed. The Korean War was over…
…or was it? In fact, the demons had barely been suppressed. Six decades later, they continue to stalk the land.
Submitted by pwunderlich on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:04pm
Transportation played a very important role in Korea’s economic growth during the 20th century. It developed as rapidly as the economy, and today Korea’s cities have some of the most efficient public transport systems in the world. This lecture will take the audience through how public transport developed from the first trams in Seoul to today’s subway systems, and conclude by looking at what the future holds.