Odors give way to fragrance in 19th century

By Robert Neff previously published: The Korea Times featured picture: Mrs Emberley and her garden in Seoul, circa 1900. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the descriptions of Seoul were filled with complaints of streets packed with oxen, ponies and people all trying to avoid falling into the open sewers or stepping in … Continue reading Odors give way to fragrance in 19th century

Dutch Influences on the Japanese Language: With an Appendix on Dutch Words in Korean

Dutch words in Korea and Japanese Language. On August 24, 1609, the feudal ruler of Japan, the shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu,[1] accorded a group of Dutchmen a pass which allowed them to trade in Japan. This fact as such would not be so noteworthy, were it not that between 1640 and 1854 — a period of … Continue reading Dutch Influences on the Japanese Language: With an Appendix on Dutch Words in Korean