Asian studies

The big problem of insomnia in South Korea

South Korea is one of the most sleep deprived countries in the world.Ji-Eun started having trouble sleeping when her office…

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42 years ago… the Gwangju uprising

 President Park Geun Hye (박근혜), he established an authoritarian and repressive regime following his 1961 coup . Nevertheless, he has also allowed Korea…

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THE HISTORY OF HANGEUL, THE KOREAN ALPHABET

Last October 9 in Korea was Hangeul Day. For the two or three people in the background who are lost, Hangeul…

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PUNGSU, KOREAN FENG SHUI

If the term pungsu does not mean anything to you at first glance, perhaps “feng shui” brings back memories, when…

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“JIKJI”, THE OLDEST PRINTED BOOK

Yes, you read that right: the book called “  Jikji  ” was the first to be printed with movable type. When at school…

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Myanmar – from one dictatorship to another

The coup occurred on 1 February, just before the newly elected parliament was set to convene. This timing made it…

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Hold Beijing Accountable for Aiding Kim Jong Un’s Crimes

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics were notable for the absence of Western politicians and officials, the result of a diplomatic…

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Developments in Kazakhstan: Backgrounds, repercussions and future scenarios

Economic hardship in Kazakhstan aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused social dissatisfaction; and, to make things worse, an ill-conceived…

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The Geopolitics of Video Games

Holiday greetings. If you are one of the world’s 3 billion video gamers, you already know that gaming consoles are the…

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