Smiles of the Baby Buddha (cover image)

Smiles of the Baby Buddha (cover image)

I’m hoping to flesh this out over the next few months with actual book reviews, but until then, here’s a list of books that may interest readers of this blog.  If you’re here in Korea, you can probably find most of these at Kyobo books in any of your major cities, or online through: or  If you’re back home, you can try but you might have better luck through   A few of these titles I dug out of the library at Dongguk University and they’re out of print at the moment.  If you’re really keen to read them, give me a shout and I can loan them to you.

Gyeongju: a Field Guide to History (cover image)

Gyeongju: a Field Guide to History (cover image)

Gyeongju Guide Books

Gyeongju:  A Field Guide to History published by the Korean Cultural and Historical Society (available here)

Smiles of the Baby Buddha:  Appreciating the Cultural Heritage of Kyongju by Yu Hong-june (available here or here).

Korea’s Golden Age:  Cultural Spirit of Shilla in Kyongju by Edward B. Adams (available here)

Namsan: Discovering the Ancient Wonder of Kyongju’s Mt. Namsan by Yun Kyong-nyol (available here)


"Korea Bug" by J. Scott Burgeson

General Korean Culture

Korea Unmasked : In Search of the Country, the Society and the People by Won-bok Rhie

Korea Bug by J. Scott Burgeson

Folk Tales from Korea by Jeong Inseop

Folk Art and Magic: Shamanism in Korea by Alan Carter Covell

Fifty Wonders of Korea, Volume 1: culture and Art Ed. by Korea Spirit and Culture Promotion Project


"Tower of Ants" by Choi In-ho, Trans. Yoo-Jung Kong

Modern Korean Literature

Still Life With Rice by Helie Lee

Tower of Ants by Choi In-ho, Trans. Yoo-Jung Kong

Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

My Innocent Uncle by Ch’ae Man-shik

Three Days in That Autum by Pak Wanseo

Chinatown by Oh Jung Hee

Korean Buddhism

Korean Buddhism pub. by Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism

Buddhist Thought in Korea Ed. By The Korean Buddhist Research Institute

The History and Culture of Buddhism In Korea Ed. by The Korean Buddhist Research Institute

Won Hyo’s Theory of Harmonization by Young B. Oh

A Buddah from Korea:  The Zen Teachings of T’aego trans. J. C. Clearly

Opening the Eye: Dharma messages by Ven. Song Chol, Trans. By Brian Barry

Seon (Zen) Buddhism

The Platform sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts


"What the Buddha Taught" by Walpola Rahula

General Buddhism

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha’s Path by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

The Power of Compassion by the Dalai Lama

Reflections on a Mountain Lake: Teachings on Practical Buddhism by Venerable Tenzin Palmo

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