* Date : 2013-12-10
Emanuel has another name, Lee Man-yeol, which was given to him by his father-in-law. It resembles his actual name in its sound, but has a different meaning - 'a man of many passions.' He is indeed a very passionate person. While others praised Korea on the conspicuous achievements, he spoke about the beauty of Korea that was yet to be discovered by the global community by looking beneath the surface. He studied the traditions and history of Korea, based on which he attempted to provide solutions for Korea's future.
"Korea can create a better future for itself by incorporating the administrative system of the Joseon period."
Everything seems to be evolving very quickly these days, with the traces of the past diminishing just as fast. Emanuel Pastreich says that it is in these times, we need to look to the past to seek solutions for the future.
Emanuel Pastreich, or Lee Man-yeol, shares his story about his journey in Korea and his perspectives on the multiple aspects of his second home on The INNERview.