Letter From The Bureau Ep 6: Celebrating Chuseok and observing gender inequality in South Korea
Synopsis: The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe every month.
They talk about life as it goes on, amid the screaming headlines and bubbling crises.
In this episode, she chats with ST's South Korea correspondent Chang May Choon about the following:
What is Chuseok; difference between Chuseok celebrations, pre and post-Covid-19 (1:04)
South Korea - a still-patriarchal society or a modern, technologically-driven nation? (6:18)
Blatant gender inequality in everyday life, even in schools and the workforce (9:40)
May Choon's personal experience of Chuseok and gender divide in South Korea (13:46)
Newer Chuseok traditions being created by modern Korean mothers-in-law (17:06)
Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar ([email protected]
), Ernest Luis, Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani
Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Dan Koh
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