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Korean Wave’s ever-rising popularity in Bulgaria
Sep 30, 2016
For the past decade, Korean pop, commonly known as K-pop, has been bringing diversity to the music scene worldwide. Often inspired by trends in U.S. pop and hip hop during recent years, K-pop adds its own unique characteristics, such as complex choreography, energetic melodies, e...

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Busan Biennale explores present, future of art
Sep 30, 2016
Media artist Lee Leenam's 'Hybridizing Earth' at the 2016 Busan Biennale features a 3-D painting drawn in virtual reality using a 'tilt brush,' Google's latest electronic paint brush. The 2016 Busan Biennale is offering art enthusiasts a chance to glimpse the present and fut...

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Korean recipes: dakgalbi spicy stir-fried chicken
Sep 30, 2016
“Chicken has a sweet taste and warm temper, which makes the inner organ feel stable and warms the body,” said the "Dongui Bogam" (동의보감, 東醫寶鑑), one of the best-known medical books from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in regard to the medicinal effects of poultry. Autum...

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Festival offers up autumn books
Sep 30, 2016
The Paju Booksori 2016 festival runs from Oct. 1 to 3 at the Paju Bookcity in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. Pictured are visitors browsing books featured at last year’s Paju Booksori festival. The best season of the year in which to read books, autumn, is slowly stretching ...

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Photographic retrospective honors Korea-Iran ties
Sep 29, 2016
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1962, Korea and Iran have maintained a cooperative partnership, both economically and culturally. The bilateral ties have deepened over the years, through to this day, to such a degree that the two countries built Tehran Boulevard thr...

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28 writers from Korea, elsewhere gather in Seoul
Sep 29, 2016
​The opening ceremony for the 2016 Seoul International Writers' Festival is held on Sept. 26, where 28 writers from Korea and elsewhere will show off their works. Twenty-eight promising writers from Korea and elsewhere have gathered in Seoul. The Literature Translation Instit...

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Festival travels the world with sound
Sep 29, 2016
A festival starting on Sept. 29 in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do Province, is showing how traditional pansori epic singing can create a cacophony of exciting notes and rhythms when it's mixed with sounds from around the world. Under the theme of, “Sori (Sounds) From the World,” the J...

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Enjoy Joseon midnight snacks at Gyeongbokgung
Sep 29, 2016
'Midnight Dining Table' is a new program offered at Gyeongbokgung Palace that gives visitors a chance to experience the late-night snacks enjoyed by the Joseon royal family. The spread consists of porridge with an assortment of side dishes, complemented by tea and dessert. S...

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Hallyu forms base for Korean soft power, says Singapore...
Sep 27, 2016
The wave of Korean media and music sweeping across East Asia and elsewhere is one of the key drivers of Korea's soft power, says Singaporean daily The Straits Times in its article 'How can Singapore learn from the success of Hallyu?' published on Sept. 26. "Pop culture has ...

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Busan One Asia Festival brings together global fans
Sep 27, 2016
This October, Busan will host one of the most anticipated festivals of the season. The 2016 Busan One Asia Festival launches on Oct. 1, featuring a lineup of K-pop concerts, fan meetings, Korean food fairs, K-beauty exhibits and other special events. The One Asi...