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Korean pop, food fanfare takes place in LA
Aug 03, 2015
Angelenos have shown their strong enthusiasm for all things Korean at a recent pair of events held in downtown Los Angeles. The first leg of the annual KCON festival took place at the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 31 to Aug. 2. KCON 2015, ...

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Korea, Poland unite through pop music
Aug 03, 2015
The Palladium theatre in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for them. The 2,000 ...

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Exhibit highlights modern society through food
Jul 31, 2015
Visitors listen to an explanation from the exhibit organizer (right) about the framed photo of a delivery man on a scooter. Kimchi, the mildly alcoholic makgeoli rice beverage, mixed rice with vegetables and meat, bibimbap, bowls overflowing with cooked rice, gobongbap, fried c...

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Korean cuisine: on a roll across America
Jul 29, 2015
All eyes are on Korean cuisine and the base process of fermentation that requires a long cooking period and which produces rich, subtle flavors. On July 22 and 23, the Associated Press (AP) published two articles about Korean fermented foods and the way in which chefs turn their ...

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What do our neighbors around the world think about Kore...
Jul 28, 2015
The list of prize-winning entries in the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has now been announced. The results answer the question, “What do our neighbors in the global community think about Korea and its people?” A total...

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Encounter Gaudi in Seoul
Jul 28, 2015
Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, is characterized by many distinctive buildings and parks that can't be found anywhere else in the world. One of the most iconic buildings is the Sagrada Familia church, the "Holy Family" church. It started construction in 1882 and arch...

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Cultural, historical experiences bring Korea closer
Jul 27, 2015
How can a person learn more about the society and history of a country? Visiting, seeing first-hand and looking around historical and heritage sites is the best way to learn more about Korean society and history. This was the case for a recent tour to Namhansanseo...

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Scholars emphasize qualitative growth in Korean studies
Jul 27, 2015
Korean studies experts from around the globe have gathered in Seoul to attend the Korean Studies Assembly 2015 on July 24. At the gathering, some 300 Korean studies researchers and scholars, including 36 presenters from 15 countries, shared the outcome and the current status of t...

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Underwater photographs create new world
Jul 24, 2015
Zena Holloway, a British underwater photographer, is holding her first exhibition in Seoul, showcasing a collection of her photographs taken underwater. The images on exhibit here reveal the mystical, unknown world under the waves. Holloway’s “The Fantasy” exhibition is u...

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Shandong Province hosts Korean book fair
Jul 23, 2015
Book lovers in Jinan, Shandong Province, browse a range of Korean books at the Mini Book Fair in China on July 22. Jinan (지난, 齊南), the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China and just across the water from the Korean Peninsula, recently hosted the second Mini ...