AsianTalks’ mission is to inspire our readers to discover the transformative potential of living, working, and thriving in the Asia-Pacific region.
Who We Are
AsianTalks is an online interview column and radio program for people who seek to live, work and thrive in the Asia-Pacific region. Created to fill an information void for forward thinkers about living and working in a cross-cultural environment, the blog places equal emphasis on the challenges and rewards of globalization. It celebrates the cultures and environments where new business ideas are generated, and spotlight the people who create them, whether they live in San Francisco, work in an office in Beijing, or incubate a start-up in Seoul. AsianTalks delivers quality content that enriches, defines, and engages the Asia-Pacific community around the world.
About Our Editor
Elizabeth Shim joined Asian Talks as editor-blogger in 2011. She is the blog’s interviewer and social networking contact in New York, where she has lived since 2007. Her online media works have focused on the globalization of contemporary Asian culture, the rise of the South Korean entertainment industry, the changing identity of Asian America, and cultural events in New York City.
Previously, she worked as the deputy editor of Seoul magazine, where she created new columns and features that focused on South Korea’s news and trends that gave an insider’s look into Seoul’s rapid emergence in the international arena. She has also worked as a cultural correspondent for the Korean Cultural Service in New York, contributed to KoreAm Journal, and edited and produced Korean War in Color, a first-hand account of the Korean War by former NBC war correspondent John Rich. She has also worked in Seoul as a private equity analyst, as well as in Houston as an energy trader before pursuing her passion for writing.