Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"A Stranger in Chongno," online

The entire text of Scott Burgeson's essay "A Stranger in Chongno," (originally published in his book 더 발칙한 한국학) about the mad cow protests of 2008 has been posted - in English - at his site. It's well worth reading, as he was on the ground for nearly all of the protests, and was initially supportive of the protesters - until their violence and hypocrisy made him critical of the movement.

4 comments:

Antti Leppänen said...

Sorry for an unrelated comment, but me and my wife will stay in Korea (mostly in Seoul, also in the Busan area) from mid-September to April/May. Why not drop me an e-mail (antti dot leppanen at gmail dot com) so we could get together soon.

Hannah said...

Great reading material, Matt. I sat here for a long, long time getting through all of it, but I'm glad I did. Thanks for posting the link!

Willy said...

I'm glad Scott decided to put out an English version. A good read.

Bob said...

That was good. Was my last straw with Korea, too. Scott expresses the emotions of that year very well.