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EP.15 Oh Eun-kyung, Korea's only expert on Muslim culture
Dr. Oh Eun-kyung was the first foreigner in Uzbekistan to earn a state Ph.D. She also became a member of a science academy in Uzbekistan, which can be joined by foreigners only after passing a complicated screening procedure. Although Korean culture is very popular in the Turkic region, Muslim culture remains relatively unknown in Korea. Dr. Oh believes that it is her mission to publicize Muslim culture in her home country. She translates books from the Turkic region into Korean to introduce them to Korean readers and Korean books into foreign languages to publicize them abroad. She says that studying her field of expertise was like exploring a new land, because it is not very well known yet. Today on "Heart to Heart" -- Dr. Oh Eun-kyung, the only expert on Muslim and Turkic cultures in Korea.