Going to space for power from the sun
Covid crackdown inspires new euphemisms to express dissent
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By Scott Reynolds Nelson. Basic Books, New York. Hard cover, 356 pages with notes, bibliography and index. US$32
Terror in the Three Alleys: I was in the Itaewon stampede
Sometimes the party goes dark for no reason, especially if it’s controversial
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By Nathaniel L Moir. Oxford University Press, London. Hard cover, 516 pp with notes, bibliography and index. US$41.
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Gooey romance novels thrill everybody but the government
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By Garry Rodan. Cambridge University Press, soft cover, US$22
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By Freny Manecksha. Speaking Tiger Books, United States. Soft back, US$23. 67
Queen’s Lying in State is a focus for grief, respect and new friends
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By Dan McCrum. Bantam Press, London. Hard cover, with index. 326 pp
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South Korea’s government manufactures a global cultural phenomenon