Why does Gangnam, and much of South Korea, feel artificial and improvised? How are urban apartment complexes like undemocratic military bases? And will Seoul, like London, New York or Tokyo, end up another megacity playground for tourists and the super-rich?
Independent linguist Robert Fouser, a former Seoul National University Department of Korean Language professor and the author of the new Korean-language book “Exploring Cities,” joins host Andre Goulet to explore all this in The Korea File podcast.
This episode was produced in collaboration with the Royal Asiatic Society — Korea Branch (RASKB).
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