Ugly Koreans Ugly Americans

Ugly Koreans, Ugly Americans, By Professor Min Byong-Chul

While not really a comic book, more an illustrated guide, this book is a must read for any teacher in Korea, and has proved invaluable in preparing several lessons that I have had to do in the past on the subject of cultural differences.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with behaviour that Westerners often find unusual about Koreans.  The second part reverses the situation and looks at the behaviour of Westerners that Koreans find unsettling or unusual.

The use of illustrations throughout the book provides a visual representation of the actions that are being discussed. With English presented at the top of Page and Korean presented at the bottom of the page.

I have to say that this book has helped me to get through some very difficult times in Korea. Very insightful and a must have for any new English teacher to Korea.

Available from Amazon here.

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