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Title CultureShock! Korea  
ISBN 978 981 4771 13 9
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
John Bocskay
Specifications 210 x 125mm / 308pp / Paperback
Publication Date May-2017
Target Audience Expatriates • Visitors • Tourists • General interest readers
Price (SGD) SGD 27.50 BUY NOW
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About the Book

CultureShock! Korea
is the complete guide for those who seek to understand South Korea, a country that seems ancient yet modern, uniform yet diverse and simple yet jazzy. For the better part of the last century, South Korea has transformed in ways that have rendered it all but unrecognisable from one generation to the next—from an impoverished agrarian backwater to a global exporter of technology, culture and style—
while new currents continue to drive the process ever forward. Whether you’re in South Korea to do business, seek pleasure or find your inner Hallyu diva, if you are lucky enough to find yourself on this part of the peninsula where stunning natural scenery meets hyper modernity, get the most out of your stay with this compelling and elegant love letter to the country, written by one of its long-time residents to his adopted home.

About the Series

The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style.

CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.  

Each CultureShock! book contains:
  • insights into local culture and traditions
  • advice on adapting into the local environment
  • linguistic help, and most importantly
  • how to get the most out of your travel experience
About the Author

John Bocskay is a full-time EFL instructor based in Busan, Korea. Originally from Westchester County, New York, he has been in Korea since 1998. He used to publish a monthly magazine called The Beat in Busan, and now writes for local newspapers, websites, and blogs. He has also co-written a dozen textbooks for a Seoul-based EFL institute franchise. He is interested in many facets of the expatriate experience, and has written on assimilation, the 'expat bubble', the changing nature of emigration, among other things. He also writes short narrative non-fiction, humorous personal essays, and occasional forays into satire and live comedy. He is currently working on an oral history of US expats.