Joseon Dynasty


Youngjoo Lee
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The Palace's Painful Past

When it was built in 1909, the Grand Conservatory in Changgyeong Palace was the largest of its kind in Asia. After years of restoration, the conservatory has been opened to the public just last month. Is it a symbol of colonialists and capitalites tainting the royal legacy of the Joseon

Jieun Choi
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Yeot: The Sweet Taffy With a Nasty Aftertaste

When South Korea’s national football team came home after giving a lamentable performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, an anonymous fan threw a handful of candies at the players as they lined up for a press conference at the airport. “Eat taffy!” he shouted twice at the

Se-Woong Koo
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A Brief Note on the History of Korean Cannibalism

Between August 2011 and July of this year, Korea Customs Service apprehended 117 illicit shipments of human flesh capsules to South Korea. The quantity amounted to 27,852 capsules in 2013 alone. Human flesh capsules are reportedly made in China from aborted fetuses that are dried and pulverized into powder.