Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

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9780141011912: Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

In 1988 Simon Winchester, author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map that Changed the World, set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea. He wanted to put the record straight about this bustling South-East Asian country about which so little was written but which so many people thought they already knew. What he found was a striking and diverse country that had thrown off the legacy of war. Written in the engaging, informed, and often humorous style that has won him millions of fans worldwide, this edition of Korea with a new introduction is a treasury of fascinating and informed insight on the culture, people, language, history, and politics of this little-known country.

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Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now divides his time between the US and Scotland. Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC.

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Winchester, English author and resident of Hong Kong, traveled through the Republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen, etc., who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humorous distillation of the writer's observations on the culture, people, language, economy, and politics of this rapidly changing country. Despite occasional factual errors, Winchester's "walk" provides a treasury of interesting and usually informed insights. And the book should be on a "highly recommended" list for visitors to Korea. John H. Boyle, California State Univ., Chico
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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