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Musical instruments return home after 120 years
Oct 01, 2013
In 1893, ten musicians from Korea navigated to the United States on a special mission of King Gojong (1852-1919), the 26th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). They p...

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Korea Liquors Contest picks 32 best spirits
Sep 25, 2013
Some of the best alcoholic beverages in Korea were selected at the Korea Liquors Contest 2013. At the contest, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Af...

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Gyeongju: millennium capital of Silla reinvented in Jos...
Sep 25, 2013
The ancient Silla Kingdom lasted for nearly 1,000 years from 57 BC to AD 935, centered around its capital city Gyeongju. Known for its vibrant cultural relics including U...

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1,500-year-old castle discovered
Sep 24, 2013
An ancient castle with preserved relics just as they were 1,500 years ago back in Silla (57 BC - AD 935) and Baekje (18 BC - AD 660), was discovered in Cheongju, Chungche...

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Songpyeon varieties offer fun, tastes for Chuseok
Sep 17, 2013
As autumn has come with its cool breeze to blow away the scorching heat of summer, Chuseok is around the corner at last, a Korean holiday equivalent to Thanksgiving....

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Korean gayageum master spotlighted in British book
Sep 16, 2013
A book featuring Korean gayageum (Korean zither-like instrument) master and composer Hwang Byungki has been published in the UK. This is the first time for a Korean music...

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Turkey enchanted by beauty of Hanbok
Sep 12, 2013
The crisp fall night of September 11 in Turkey, Istanbul, was filled with exclamations and enthusiastic responses to traditional Korean clothes known as Hanbok. As part o...

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How to make traditional Korean liquor
Aug 30, 2013
Two kinds of traditional Korean liquor from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) have recently been revived.Under the project “Bring Back Joseon-Era Traditional Alcohol,” the R...

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An introduction to Gugak – Korean Traditional Music
Aug 22, 2013
You might already know that my PhD is about oral traditions and my focus lies in East Asia, especially Korea.I often come across people who are curious, confused and some...

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Korean food to help fight summer heat wave
Aug 08, 2013
Endless heat and tropical nights can give anyone a hard time. This is why more care is needed in summer to avoid exhaustion. Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute ...