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What's So Good about Korea, Maarten? (Korean Edition)
What's So Good about Korea, Maarten? (Korean Edition)
What's So Good about Korea, Maarten? (Korean Edition)
Item#: 893231327X
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Product Description
Korean Title: "Maarten"-ssi Han-goog-i Greokedo Joa-yo?
Author: Maarten Meijer
Publisher: Hyeonamsa
295 pages | 223*152mm

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>>>This book is written in Korean only.

About This Book

This is a book about Korea, written by a non-Korean, a Dutch-U.S. dual citizen, and a graduate of both American and Russian universities. It is written for Koreans, curious about how a Westerner views them and their country, and for non-Koreans, intrigued with Korea and its people. This book is an attempt to put the weakness in context of the larger, positive whole. It will talk about the good and the beautiful of Koreans and the bad and the ugly. There are four main sections. These deal with the family, education, natural identity, and the interrelation of art and society. Maarten Meijer, the author of this book, spent his childhood years in the Netherlands. After completing his education and traveling extensively, he received a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in theology at the State University of New York and a Ph. D. in Russian literature from Moscow State University. In Russia, the family befriended Russian Koreans and Korean natives, and this ultimately inspired a move to Korea in 2000. He taught English at a Seoul university for several years. From 2006, he will teach religion at a private school, continuing his activities as an author and a social critic. He hopes that Western readers who share some of his love for Korea will benefit from his insights and will be able to deepen their relationships with Koreans, and intensify their involvement in Korean society. He also wishes that those expatriates who do not like Korea much or are just too confused or overwhelmed by it and its very active people will discover how beautiful the country is and how wonderful the people can be.


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