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Korea Maritime Silk Road Expedition begins journey
Sep 19, 2014
The Silk Road, the series of trade and cultural transmission routes that snaked its way across the Asian continent, played a critical role in linking East and West in ancient times. Along that route, not only trade items, such as silk and porcelain, were exchanged, but people car...

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Founding myths of ancient Korea on stamps - Part 1
Sep 19, 2014
One of the first stories Korean children come across in life usually include the great founding myths of the ancient Korean nations of Gojoseon, Buyeo, Goguryeo, Balhae, Silla and Baekje, who's people once roamed across lands covering much of Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula. ...

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Intl. writers festival brings novelists, poets to Seoul
Sep 18, 2014
A group of international writers will gather in Seoul to share their literary world with booklovers and to communicate with their counterparts from around the globe. Under the theme of “Eros and Dream,” the 2014 Seoul International Writers’ Festival (SIWF) will bring together a t...

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Asian cuisine attracts people to Incheon
Sep 17, 2014
A food festival is attracting everyone to Incheon, as the city is offering the rare opportunity for people to enjoy delicious cuisines from across Asia, all in one place. The Incheon Asian Games 2014 Organizing Committee will host the Asian Food Festival from September 19 to Octo...

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'Tournament' opens new season at National Theater
Sep 17, 2014
The National Dance Company of Korea's modern dance extravaganza "Tournament" will be opening the National Repertory Season 2014-2015 at the National Theater of Korea. "Tournament" will be opening the season 2014-2015 at the National Theater of Korea. The season's ope...

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King Suro: Gaya founder was also a pioneer of multicult...
Sep 17, 2014
In Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, there lies the royal tomb of King Suro, the first king of Gaya. Whether the tomb is really occupied by King Suro’s corpse remains a matter of debate in academic circles, as there’s a question of whether he actually existed. Whether fact or fiction, fr...

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Masks & the Mask Dance
Sep 16, 2014
*This is the third part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage 1. What is the mask dance? The traditional Korean mask dance, or talchum, is a form of drama featuring the wearing of masks...

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Istanbul in Gyeongju: an encounter between two ancient ...
Sep 15, 2014
Turkey's Istanbul has met with Korea's ancient city of Gyeongju at the recently opened "Istanbul in Gyeongju" festival. The celebration enables Turkey to bring its vibrant and colorful cultural elements, infused with both Eastern and Western features, to the far end of the Silk R...

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Korea-Japan festival brings neighbors closer
Sep 15, 2014
Already geographical neighbors, Korea and Japan have now gotten much closer with a big festival that took place in Seoul on September 14. The fair was launched in 2005, designated as the year of Korea-Japan friendship in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the normalization ...

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Autumn abounds with the performing arts
Sep 12, 2014
A list of “can’t miss” concerts and performances has just come out, good news for concert-goers. There are a bountiful number of classical music concerts and performances on the way, a style of music perfectly tuned to this cool, serene autumn mood. There is also a variety of tra...