Divided along the 38th parallel, modern Korea is the subject of
two very different political, social, and economic experiments.
Today the military might of the Marxist-Leninist North
confronts the soft power and prosperity of the uber-capitalist
South. Yet family and cultural ties bind the peoples of both
Koreas, and reunification remains a cherished goal.
Culture Smart! Korea helps you to navigate your way through
the complexities of life in these non-identical twin societies,
where, even in the affluent westernized South, sensitive issues
can cause misunderstanding. By introducing visitors to the
Koreans at home and at work, their customs, attitudes and
values, this book paves the way for an incomparably more
engaging experience, whatever your reason for traveling.