In the first of three articles, Matthew Jackson looks at the ways that the official history of the Choseon dynasty was written.
Photos from the historic meeting of ambassadors to and from North and South Korea, in the Houses of Parliament
After the invention of movable metal type, the next stage in the evolution of printing in Korea was improving the type itself. Matthew Jackson continues his series of articles
An account of the book launch of Mike Kim’s “Escaping North Korea” held at SOAS in March 2009
Korea Yearbook 2008 Eds Rüdiger Frank, James E Hoare, Patrick Köllner, Susan Pares Brill, 2009 The 2008 Korea Yearbook – Politics, Economy and Society does many of the things that a reader might expect: it contains a collection of papers which review the key developments in its chosen subject areas for the past year. At […]
Following on from some comments on his previous article about moveable metal type, which expressed some doubts as to the justification behind its hallowed status amongst Koreans, Matthew Jackson investigates further, and returns to his original conclusion that it is a unique and extraordinary contribution to world history.
A review of Dae Hun Kwon’s (권대훈) current show in Hackney.
The second of two articles by Matthew Jackson on the Korean script
A quick article about a new Korean food store in Central London: Seoul Mate, near the British Museum
Seoul is “Official Destination Partner” of Manchester United. Recently they gave away a free holiday to a Man U supporter.
Matthew Jackson introduces Korea’s remarkable alphabet
One of London’s leading Korean-born artists is featured in the Korean edition of Vogue.
A run-down of the top Korean TV dramas, as voted on by the experts.
Matthew Jackson introduces a technology which Korea introduced before Gutenberg.
Review of Lee Jae-hyo’s solo show at the Albemarle Gallery in January 2009 “Force of Nature”
How much does it cost to keep London Korean Links going? This article will tell you.
A review of Donald Kirk’s 1999 book “Korean Crisis: Unraveling of the Miracle in the IMF Era”