"Brian is famous" is the tongue-in-cheek category I created to organize all of my articles in Korean newspapers, magazines, books, and websites. I've never been big on self-promotion, but if this blog stands as a record of time spent writing about Korea, I might as well talk up some of its influence and crossover appeal. I've contributed articles to the Korea Herald, Korea Times, Joongang Daily, Gwangju News, and Busan Haps, and I was lucky enough to have written a piece on contemporary South Korea for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2010 and to have an interview and twelve photographs published in a guidebook, Moon Living Abroad in South Korea. I've also been mentioned a few times in articles, Korean and international, so I've included those as well.
I wrote a blog post for just about every contribution, so I'll link to that as well as to the original piece, since the post provides further information, background, commentary, and comments. I'll refrain from too much commentary here in the index.
* Moon Living Abroad in South Korea. Released in December 2009 by Avalon Travel Publishing. I contributed twelve photographs of Gwangju and Jeollanam-do, and a short interview about living in and writing on this province. [Amazon.com] [Blog post]
* Gwangju Guidebook. Published by the Gwangju International Center in 2007. I was one of seven proofreaders who looked over sections before they were sent to copy editors. [Available online]
* 2010.01.05 - "Deutsch's top 2009 expat news" [Blog post]
* 2009.12.02 - "Skip kimchi lesson - teachers want real training" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.25 - "The shortcomings of Korean websites" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.11 - "The ubiquity of thoughtless English" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.28 - "'Love motels' offer more than 'love'" [Blog post]
* 2009.09.30 - "Discipline in the classroom" [Blog post]
* 2009.09.08 - "You’re hired, now you’re fired!" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.26 - "Just what makes a teacher 'qualified'?" [Blog post]
* 2009.05.13 - "The media bias against foreign teachers" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.08 - "Stop the scatter-shot approach to English" [Blog post]
* 2009.03.31 - "April festivals in and around Jeollanam-do" [Blog post]
* 2008.12.30 - Top 15 expat news stories [Blog post]
* 2012.02.05 - "'Drifting House': gimlet-eyed stories from the Korean kaleidoscope"
* 2010.03.28 - "The Next Page: See the digital future ... Korea today" [Blog post]
* 2010.03.09 - "PPG Place, Part II? The Korean homage" [Pay-per-view site, article stolen from this blog post]
* 2009.05.10 - "Understanding of Each Other’s Perspective" [Blog post]
* 2009.05.01 - "Foreign Teachers Wrongly Portrayed in Korea" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.23 - "Spring Festivals in Jeolla Nam-do" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.08 - "City Anchors Region of Treasure" [Blog post]
* 2008.11.18 - "Korea Needs Long-Term Plan for Visa Requirements" [Blog post]
* 2008.10.23 - "Suncheon Bay 'Global Love of Reed and Hooded Crane'" [Blog post]
* 2008.09.25 - "Fall Festivals in South Jeolla Province" [Blog post]
* 2008.09.11 - "Drama Sets in Suncheon: Journey to Past" [Blog post] [Wikipedia citation]
* 2008.09.02 - "English Study Fever May Irk Foreign Tourists" [Blog post]
* 2008.06.19 - "2002 Tank Incident and Aftermath" [Blog post]
* 2008.05.11 - "Rallies Have Little to Do With Food Safety" [Blog post]
* 2008.04.22 - "Insensitivity About Nazism"
* 2007.12.07 - "About Foreign Teachers" [Blog post]
* 2007.11.01 - "'Why Not Korean Americans' Way Off-base." [Blog post]
Gwangju News is a monthly English-language magazine published by the Gwangju International Center. I helped proofread parts of the Gwangju Guidebook, and stayed on as a proofreader with the Gwangju News from October 2007 through June 2008. From December 2007 I was also credited as an "article content editor" in some of the issues, which just meant that while looking over the English I also double-checked the facts and information. I also contributed articles nearly every month. You can read all the issues on the GIC website by following this link and clicking the appropriate .pdf file.
* December, 2009 - "2009 - A Blogger's Top Five" [.pdf file] [Blog post]
* June, 2008 - "Mike White Story"
* June, 2008 - "Beef Protest and Bus Accidents"
* May, 2008 - "Nazi-themed Cosmetic Advertising"
* April, 2008 - "Remembering Bill Kapoun"
* March, 2008 - "Careless Hyperbole Cheapens Impact of Sungnyemun Fire" [Blog post]
* March, 2008 - "Nammireuksa and Omcheonsa: Temples Worth the Trip"
* February, 2008 - "Koreans and Fake Degrees"
* January, 2008 - "Yeosu to Host 2012 World Fair"
* January, 2008 - "Neil Arreset, Media Reports and Visa Regulations"
* January, 2008 - "Muan International Airport"
* December, 2007 - "New Year's Sunrise Events"
* October, 2007 - "Walking Through Historic Beolgyo" [Blog post]
* 2010.7.4 - "Haeundae Hotels" [Blog post]
* Issue 4 - "Kim Chi" [Blog post]
In March, 2009, an editor at the JoongAng Daily asked me to create a weekly 600-word column comprised of reader comments to my posts. Its purpose was to get an overview of expat commentary on certain issues. I wrote an introduction to the series here. Since each JoongAng Daily piece was built from one or more blog posts, it's important to read the accompanying post for context. It's also important to go to the source posts, because sometimes the headlines don't reflect the posts or the comments. Unfortunately, many of the links no longer work, and the articles do not seem to be online anymore.
* 2010.02.09 - "Luring expats to islands, rural areas tough task"
* 2010.01.12 - "Conflicting standards in university education"
* 2010.01.05 - "Political wrestling matches taint country’s rep"
* 2009.12.22 - "Korean students exploit the Arabic advantage" [Blog post]
* 2009.12.15 - "Blue House bungles by banning foreign tourists" [Blog post]
* 2009.12.08 - "‘Beauties’ blur lines between free, fair speech" [Blog post]
* 2009.12.01 - "Is Google’s new design cluttered or cultural?" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.24 - "‘Unqualified’ English teachers get a bad rap" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.17 - "Who owns the rights to the ‘World Series’?" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.10 - "What to do about textbooks that twist facts" [Blog post]
* 2009.11.03 - "Ads bringing out the Engrish in a big way" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.20 - "Prime festivals casualties of unfounded flu fears" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.13 - "A better English name for a very Korean holiday" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.06 - "Drunkenness no excuse for heinous crimes" [Blog post]
* 2009.09.29 - "Who (and what) defines a foreigner in Korea?" [Blog post]
* 2009.09.22 - "Learning the language, neglecting the culture?" [Blog post]
* 2009.09.15 - "A sea by any other name certainly not as sweet" [Blog post]
* 2009.08.18 - "Korea not exactly high on the ‘must-see’ list" [Blog post]
* 2009.08.11 - "Learning Korean an intimidating task for expats"
* 2009.08.04 - "Could K-pop make it without the Western mix?" [Blog post]
* 2009.07.28 - "TV show on behavior of expat men draws ire" [Blog post]
* 2009.07.07 - "Media give English teachers in Korea a bad rap" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.30 - "Romanization plan will create more confusion" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.23 - "Enhancing passport photos a common practice" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.16 - "Taking English teaching to task in Korean classrooms" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.09 - "Tough flu rules offend foreign educators in Korea" [Blog post]
* 2009.06.02 - "The new flu is not a foreigners’ disease" [Blog post]
* 2009.05.26 - "Debating the value of the English-language media" [Blog post]
* 2009.05.19 - "Are foreign teachers bearing an unfair burden?" [Blog post]
* 2009.05.05 - "Flu fighting in an inhospitable environment" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.28 - "Tips for those tempted to take in a pet" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.21 - "How many Seoul students really speak Arabic?" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.14 - "What’s in a name?" [Blog post]
* 2009.04.08 - "What makes English teachers qualified?" [Blog post]
In the news.
Occassionally the mainstream media comes and has a look at this site, and it's been quoted in the papers and by plenty of other blogs. Stories that got started here, notably the Nazi-themed advertisement by Coreana, have wound up getting national and international coverage. Other times, people ask me what I have to say about certain issues. Here's a list of articles that cite me or this blog.
* 2011.12.24 - "The Holiday That Wasn't - Christmas in South Korea"
* 2010.03.31 - BirdsKorea.org: January - March update (photo credit)
* 2010.03.23 - MediaToday: 외국인 블로거들 "우리도 소통 원해요"
* February 2010 - IUP Alumni Central: "Most Thought-Provoking Blogger" Deutsch leaves Korea
* 2010.02.14 - Associated Content: "Last Second Accident Leads to Silver, but Detractors Want to Scandalize Victory"
* 2010.02.10 - Korea Herald: "English media get a shot in the arm"
* 2010.02.02 - Korea Times: "'Angriest Blogger' Leaving Korea"
* 2009.12.08 - 부산일보: <"부산의 다양한 삶과 정보, 세계로 전해요"> That's a compliment: "국내에서 유명한 외국인 파워 블로그인 '브라이언 인 전라남도'"
* 2009.11.20 - 한국일보: "정부 외국인 안내 홈피 '망신살'" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.26 - Yonhap: <'한국방문의 해' 영문로고 "어색해요"> [Blog post]
* 2009.10.20 - Korea Times: "'Konglish' Proves to Be Double-Edged Sword" [Blog post]
* 2009.10.01 - JoongAng Daily"[Letters] East Sea vs. Sea of Japan" [Blog post]
* 2009.07.08 - JoongAng Daily: "Korean romanization could again see revision" [Blog post]
* 2009.02.01 - Korea Times: "Apology for Nazism" [Blog post]
* 2009 Golden K-log winner for "Most Thought Provoking Korea Blog" and "Angriest Korea Blogger" [Blog post]
* 2008.08.05 - Korea Herald: "You don't understand Korean culture" [blog post]
* 2008.04.30 - AsiaOne: "Korean 'Nazi' ad sparks furore"
It's basically impossible to get a list of all the blogs and blog posts that have linked back to me---Technorati is basically worthless, and only picks up the links from blogs it considers authoritative---though you'll get a partial list here.