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About the Book
CultureShock! Korea is a compelling, elegantly-written and funny guide for anyone planning a stay in South Korea.
Can you tell your bibimbap from your gimbap? Why is age such a big deal when addressing people? Do people really give bathroom tissue and laundry detergent at housewarming parties? What’s so appealing about noraebangs? When introduced to someone, do you shake hands, bow or do both? And why do Koreans cheer you on by exclaiming, “Fighting!”?
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 peninsula where stunning natural scenery meets hyper-modern cities, get the most out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide.
About the Series
CultureShock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, 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.
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.