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Phoenix Rising: A Journey Through South Korea

Phoenix Rising: A Journey Through South Korea

by David Clive Price


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This journey into the heart of South Korea takes the reader from the birth of democracy and the hosting of the Olympic Games in 1988 to the brash, sophisticated, highly creative Korea of today. On the way the writer pauses at Korean temples, mountain hermitages, the border with the North, romantic islands and ancient dynastic capitals to evoke a portrait of a country in constant, dynamic flux and yet reliant on its centuries-old culture and traditions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500451462
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2014
Series: Taking You Into Unexplored Territory , #1
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

David Clive Price has had a passion for Asia's peoples and cultures ever since he went to Japan in the 1980s and wrote a book about his travels throughout the country. This passion developed further in Hong Kong, where he struggled to make ends meet as a writer in the 1990s, wrote economic reports about Asian countries, and travelled all over the region researching features for international magazines. Finding himself on his pin ends with his Chinese spouse in a walk-up one-room apartment above a nightclub in Hong Kong, he resolved to join the corporate world and became Chief Speechwriter for Asia for one of the world's leading banks. It was 1995. Hong Kong was preparing to return to China. David spent the next few years writing speeches to be given all over Asia and the world. He also began publishing a series of books on South Korea, Hong Kong, China, India, and Buddhism in the daily life of Asia.

Freeing himself from corporate life, he set up his own consultancy advising Asian multinationals and Western companies with Asian operations on their strategic and intercultural communications. This experience, and the challenges he faced launching his own business, form the basis of his new book The Master Key to Asia: A 6-Step Guide to Unlocking New Markets and his innovative Master Key Series on the business cultures, etiquettes and customs of Asia's high-growth markets. Check out his blog posts at and his daily posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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