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 Editors
Callan Wienburg joined Asian Talks in July 2013. As well as being 1-Stop Translation’s English editor, he is the blog’s interviewer and part-time writer, where he shares his interest in connecting the cultural divide between Asia and the West. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Callan lived and worked in South Korea for over three years while completing his correspondence degree in English. His time in South Korea was integral in shaping his ideas and busting his misconceptions about Asian culture.
Through this blog, he wishes to share his passion for piecing together the various cultural differences that exist within and between societies. He aims to continue AsianTalks’ mission by providing informative content for our readers who are seeking to move, live, or work in the Asia-Pacific region. Please leave a comment if you have any inquiries, he is more than happy to answer them.
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.
Check out our new YouTube Page
Don’t have time to read the latest interviews? Wish you could listen on the go? Tired of the same old format? AsianTalks is excited to introduce our new YouTube page! AsianTalks has now made it conveniently easier to listen to all your favorite podcasts, and obtain advice from expats all over the world! What better way to enjoy your favorite blog; learn more about AsianTalks, and acquire new knowledge and know-how from business processionals than by listening to it?
Enjoy your favorite interviews on YouTube today!