In the Korea Herald our own Prof. Mason speaks about his passions – Baekdu-daegan and, of course, Sanshin which he describes as “a symbol of the relationship between human beings and the ecology of the mountains where they live.” 

“Baekdu-daegan is such a huge topic related to so much of Korea’s history and traditional culture. It’s just amazing how many really important aspects of Korean Studies remain un-researched,” he told The Korea Herald.

Influenced by the mountains, “Korea developed one of the strongest and richest traditions among all countries, and its tradition remains remarkably strong, even in such a modernized high-tech country,” he said.

For those who haven’t been to his site I have included the link – although, to be honest, it is on the sidebar.  There is a lot of valuable information there with lots of pictures – so enjoy.