When describing something frightening, Koreans used the expression “scarier than tiger attacks or small pox.” There used to be a large tiger population in the tall, rough mountains of Korea. In winter, when prey was...



King Jeongjo of Joseon was just as lettered and devoted to the people as King Sejong in the earlier Joseon period. And that meant he was under...

Seasonal divisions and gifts

Seasonal divisions and gifts


In the late Joseon era, famed calligrapher Kim Jeong-hee김정희 used to find comfort in drinking tea while he was in exile in Jeju Island....

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