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A Korean professor's eight years in Wenzhou

ALMS|Updated: June 23, 2022

Watch the video to learn more about Zhao's connection with and impression of Wenzhou. [Video/Wenzhou Overseas Media Center]

This is the last episode in the short video series Cool Wenzhou! Season Two, which features Zhao Min, a South Korean who has been working in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province for eight years.

Deeply fascinated by Chinese culture and having been to over 150 Chinese cities, Zhao said the similarities between by Wenzhou and South Korea have convinced him to settle down in Wenzhou.

"Not only can I eat Korean cuisine at many local restaurants, the picturesque natural landscapes, rich historical deposits, as well as hospitable locals also make me feel at home," Zhao said.

Zhao came to Shanghai in 2003 to study for a doctorate at Fudan University, during which time he visited many Chinese cities. After returning to South Korea, he was still fascinated by Chinese history and culture, and went backpacking in China during his summer and winter vacations, visiting over 150 cities in 10 years.

In 2014, Zhao's connection with Wenzhou started when he was working as a Korean language teacher at the Wenzhou Yuexiu School. Zhao teaches Korean language in Wenzhou, sharing Korean culture, and is also in charge of the international student admissions at Chosun University in South Korea.

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