* Date : 2019-06-18
Robert Fouser is an American linguist who is deeply into Korean culture.
He started learning about Korea by studying the Korean language at Seoul National University in the early 1980s. He fell for Korean culture through living in the traditional Korean house, hanok, in Chebu-dong, Seoul.
Since then, he has steadily written about Korean culture. In 2016, he garnered attention from Korean readers as he published the books, "Conditions for Citizenship in the Future: A Manual of Democracy for Koreans" and "Seochon Hollik," both of which he wrote in Korean.
The Korean language is just one of the many foreign languages he has studied. In 2018, he published his Korean book "The Spread of Foreign Languages" based on his decades-long study on foreign languages, which again, caused a sensation.
Recently, he returned with a new book written in Korean. His latest book "Discovering Cities with Robert FOUSER" is a recollection of his exploration in 5 countries including Korea and 14 cities.
Unsurprisingly, his hobby is to explore hanok and the old villages in Korea. On today's Heart-to-Heart, we'll hear from Robert Fouser, who is passionate about Korean culture.