Despite being a nation so frequently in the headlines, North Korea remains a mystery to most outsiders. Its leader, Kim Jong Un, rules a society marked by extremes, with some officials living in relative luxury while peasant farmers struggle to avoid starvation. This book examines the details of daily life under an oppressive dictatorship.
Jonathan Hopfner has made the move to South Korea—twice. His experience as a journalist, investor, and homeowner has taught Jonathan the ins and outs of living in South Korea—from the banking and business realities, to the immigration and business procedures. It is this firsthand experience and advice that Jonathan brings to Moon Living Abroad in South Korea. Moon Living Abroad in South Korea is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, and gaining employment. You'll get practical advice on education, health care, and how to rent or buy a home that fits your needs. The book also includes color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps—making the moving and transition process easy for businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals.
Describes the author's travel experiences and cultural observations while working for the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) as a U.S. representative to build a nuclear power plant for the North Koreans. After living there on and off for almost fourteen years, Saccone seeks "to recognize Inaccurate portrayals of North Korea and reveal the truth."
Sink or Swim; It's too soon to give up your life in Korea!?When first arriving in Korea, or in any new country for that matter, it is only natural to want to try and fit in -- or at least try not to offend anyone with your lack of knowledge of the local culture. As one will soon learn, playing the role of the ignorant foreigner gets old fast, and in fact may have the effect of prolonging the amount of time it will take to start feeling comfortable. Within just over 200 pages Ryan Weaver's book,Seoul Survivor, provides the practical information needed to live in and navigate Korea's dynamic cityscape, the cultural insight to avoid embarrassing social blunders, adapt to the Korean work environment, and become well-informed of the country's most pressing social issues; The Challenge of Living and Working Abroad; Learning about a host country's culture, etiquette, and social/business practices can play an important role in speeding up the acclimation process.
This book describes the process of South Korea's search for a stable political system and analyzes the various factors that contributed to the failure of the successive Seoul regimes to legitimize themselves and institutionalize the structures they had erected.
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United States. Department of State. Office of Public Affairs
Author: Library of Congress. Federal Research Division
Publisher: Library of Congress
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