Post Tagged with: "Korea"


‘Do Ho Suh: Almost Home’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Explores Belonging in the East and the West

Experiences are not always shared — but the concept of home is universal. At “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Korean artist Do Ho Suh recreates his memory of his homes in Korea and the United States through colorful and diaphanous fabric installations. The exhibit,[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Settling in Seoul

The experience of black people in Korea was one of the things I researched most while preparing to study abroad in Seoul. While most comments were positive, I could not help but feel anxious as a result of the few horror stories I had read: unauthorized touching and grabbing, blackface[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

PARK: What Part of China Are You From?

A drunk man in his early thirties was hovering around M. St. as I waited for my bus. When our eyes finally met, he looked at me squarely and asked, “Which part of China are you from?” It was just one of those days. I have had countless similar encounters[Read More…]

by July 11, 2016 5 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Korean Ambassador Talks Career, Korean-United States Relationship

Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-Young (GRD ’83) emphasized the strong relationship between South Korea and the United States and Korea’s growing role in the world economy at the keynote address of the Fifth Annual Walsh Exchange Conference at the Mortara Center on Friday. The Walsh[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Julia Hennrikus

In Korea, Beauty Evolves on Its Own Terms

“Are you half? You have big eyes, for an Asian.” “You have bigger eyes than some of my white friends!” “Have you gotten double-eyelid surgery? Your eyes are pretty.” “You have really western features, for a Korean.” These are a few of the many common statements I have been asked[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Korea’s Future Discussed

Michael Marshall, Editor of “The Korean Dream: A Vision for Korean Unification” from the Global Peace Foundation, and Jin Shin, president of the Institute for Peace Affairs and professor at Chungnam National University, presented talks on their vision of Korean reunification Tuesday. The discussion, moderated by Director of Asian Studies[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Michelle Xu

Sticking With It: My Korean Education

From the age of nine until I entered high school, I woke up around 8 a.m. every Saturday to attend a full day of Korean school in the community space of a local Presbyterian church 15 minutes from my house. There, I was made to fill out colorful little vocabulary[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

From DC to DMZ, a Newfound Identity

Being born in Seoul, South Korea, growing up in Sydney, Australia, and attending a university in the United States, my identity has never been easy to pin down. After finishing my freshman year at Georgetown, I was notified by the South Korean Department of Defense that I had to fulfill[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion