All posts by Mitzie Correa

Legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin-Yi. Photo taken from the 2006 KBS2 TV series.
August 12, 2014

I must admit that I love watching gisaeng (기생) in Korean TV dramas and movies more than Joseon queens and princesses and women from yangban families. But don’t get me wrong. All of these women, whichever social …

Director Kim Jee-Woon talks about his film "The Good, the Bad, and the Weird" during Cinema Diverse at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center in Thailand.

The Good, the Great, and the Grand: Korean Director Kim Jee-Woon in Bangkok

May 26, 2014, No comments

It’s not every day that a world class Korean director visits a Southeast Asian city like Bangkok. So when I learned that Kim Jee Woon, an award-winn ...


Before Korean Women Were Fighting Women

March 28, 2014, No comments

Sometimes, with a long list of e-books to read in my tablet, I take a chance and sift through my list. I read the first few sentences of a story first ...

Author Kim Dong-In (1900-1951)

Notes from a Prison Journal: Desperation, Cruelty, and a Hint of Redemption

March 3, 2014, No comments

Every country has its own set of prison stories. And Kim Dong-In’s (1900-1951) “Lashing: Notes from a Prison Journal” is one of many of Korea’ ...