Sunday, September 20

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Artlets see Korea in different light

Artlets see Korea in different light

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A PROFESSOR shed light on Korea’s culture and history to Asian Studies scholars and educators, veering away from the perspective set by popular Korean dramas and music. Prof. Lim Sang Woo, Ph.D. of Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea said the country flourished because of its historical phenomenon and foreign influences. “Korea is [kind of] a breach between continental and maritime powers. We have this so-called ‘Korean adaptability.’ We were able to adapt foreign cultures as long as it is significant to our development but we never forget our origin,” Lim said. He also said South Korea continues to be one of the top countries in the world despite the economic crisis and conflicts and nuclear threats of North Korea because the western influences did not separate them from