Battling COVID-19 (3-Part Series): Pandemic and Culture
Claiming tens of thousands of lives and infecting millions worldwide, the damage caused by the current pandemic is widespread and seemingly never-ending. Most countries have experienced lockdowns and the closing of borders, and the economic impact of COVID-19 on parts of East Asia and South Asia, in particular, is expected to be severe. In this episode of Asia Insight, we catch up with artists previously interviewed in Vietnam and South Korea where swift action has kept infection low. How has the pandemic affected them and what are their unique ideas and strategies for the future?
Propaganda art in Vietnam explains strategies to prevent infection
An independent bookstore owner in South Korea hopes for a flood of new literature
A South Korean theater group rehearses online