Bae Yong Joon’s photoessay “A Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty” will go on sale around the world starting in late December. The book was originally published in Korea last September. However, Bae’s international celebrity status led to numerous inquiries about making the book available in English. Therefore, the book’s publishers, Hollym Corporation, had the book translated in English. It has already been translated in Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese.
The English version will undoubtedly prove useful to foreigners who would like to learn more about Korea (perhaps in part due to seeing one of Bae Yong Joon’s many dramas). The book guides readers to the best Korean culture and travel locations, and contains many photographs of various cultural artisans.
“A Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty” will be available for sale in the United States in late December, and in Europe, starting with Germany, in January.