Episode Description In this episode, I speak with Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud, a theoretical linguist and Professor Emeritus at George Washington University, on King Sejong the Great and his invention, the…
[Fluent Fools] King Sejong and the Invention of the Korean Script
The History of Hangeul 📜
October 9 is Hangeul Day (한글날) in Korea. In Joseon Korea, literacy was a symbol of class. Only the Yangban aristocracy could afford to spend years memorizing thousands of Chinese…
[Quiz] Korean Culture and History #1 ✍🏻
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Gisaeng: The Flowers of Joseon 🌺
Gisaeng were technically enslaved sex workers, but in misogynistic Joseon Korea, they were an elite group of women that transcended strict Confucian lines.
Why Korea, China, and Japan Use Different Chopsticks 🥢
If you’ve had Korean, Chinese, and Japanese food, you would notice that chopsticks are different in each country. Chopsticks are believed to be as old as Chinese society and an…