JEON Byung-geun is the chief editor of Book Club Origin, a book & writer oriented site. He previously worked for Chosun Biz and the Chosun Ilbo and has written two Korean books—Roads to Humanity and Faces of Knowledge. Reach him at email@example.com.
by JEON Byung-geun from Book Club Origin · 45 MIN READ
“A solution to the density and complexity limitations of hanok” — A talk by architect Hwang Doojin.
by JEON Byung-geun from Book Club Origin · 43 MIN READ
In a rare interview with a Korean journalist, Taiwan’s Tang Nuo opens up decades of reading. ‘Reader agitation’, marriage to Chu T’ien-hsin, and musings on where societies are headed.
by JEON Byung-geun from Book Club Origin · 30 MIN READ
A look at the life of Kim Sou-hwan, the iconic archbishop of Seoul.
by JEON Byung-geun from Book Club Origin · 23 MIN READ
“I think nowhere are the promises and dangers of twenty-first-century technology clearer than in the Korean peninsula.”
by JEON Byung-geun from Chosun Biz · 52 MIN READ
A speechwriter for presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun looks back on life in the Blue House. Also: the speeches of Park Geun-hye, his writing process, West Wing, and Korean Air’s handling of that “nut rage” incident.
by JEON Byung-geun from Chosun Biz · 50 MIN READ
From IU to Yim Jae-beom, Brown Eyed Girls to Choi Baek-ho… Kim Eana’s impact on K-pop lyrics of recent years is hard to overstate. She shares here on her origins, the music industry, and the way to a good line.