I am perhaps a bit more amused by the post title than I am anything else, but I love this kind of blogging. Pseudo-academic, ephemeral, fast, and enough left over to search and write later on. Enough to simply whet your appetite, if your appetite is sharpened by dyes, native plants, economic botany, and intricate Confucian clothing customs in Korea.

To Live and Dye in Korea at the end of the 19th century As I am firmly an individual with a singular track of thought (much to my discredit), I bring you another JSTOR Plant Science post on Korea during that tragic yet altogether fascinating period in which it begrudgingly opened its doors to the world and was in turn almost devoured by it … Read More


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