Literary Nonfiction. Northeast Asia Studies. For those living in Seoul, it's easy to conclude that the urban swath of concrete grays and muddy browns is all there is to see in Korea. Yet those who look up can glimpse crests of mountains, seemingly faraway yet thankfully ever-present. Such is Korean nature—never imposing or intimidating, forever patiently waiting for us to take notice. In a way, this book was written in the hope of encouraging more readers to take notice of this subdued, yet spectacular, beauty.
Amber Hyun Jung Kim is a freelance translator and conference interpreter. Based in Seoul, she teaches at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and is a Literature Translation Institute of Korea grant recipient. As a Korean-English simultaneous interpreter, she interprets for the Korean government, the European Parliament, and the private sector.Author City: Seoul KOR