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Articles by Jackie Chen

Jackie is a staff writer based in the United States.

Review: “Lucky Chan-sil” Displays Burdens of Female Expectations in Korean Society


"Lucky Chan-sil" illustrates a career-oriented woman’s struggle with gender inequality and expectations in Korean society.

Review: “Book-Paper-Scissors” Honors Japanese Artisan Culture Amidst Modernity


"Book-Paper-Scissors" offers a contemplative and philosophical view on maintaining traditional Japanese art in a modern society.

Korean Film “Beauty Water” Depicts the Horrors of Keeping Up with Beauty Standards


Debuted at Annecy 2020, Korean animated movie "Beauty Water" provides a dark view of using plastic surgery to change one’s socioeconomic standing.


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