Korea is a global phenomenon. K-pop tops the charts, kimchi spices up meals and K-drama dominates TV screens. Now, it's time to discover more of the country and culture that's captivated the world.
It might be a powerhouse of popular culture, but South Korea is so much more than BTS and bibimbap - and with this book, it's yours to explore. Dive deeper into the country behind Hallyu and discover why you're one year older in Korean age, who the incredible haenyeo divers of Jeju Island are and how Koreans became invincible at archery.
Along the way, you'll get to know the people who've shaped the country and its customs, uncover the makings of the Hallyu and, of course, explore the global exports we all know and love. How did Parasite change Korea's film landscape? Why do K-pop fans send rice to their idols? And what, exactly, is the beauty ritual of "slugging"? Find out all this and more in this must-have book: the perfect introduction to this wonderfully varied country.