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Book review: 'The House With a Sunken Courtyard'
Jul 26, 2016
For the longest time, when plowing through "The House With a Sunken Courtyard" ("마당깊은 집") I felt as if nothing was happening. It's an almost daily detailed description of the author's first year in Daegu in 1954 and 1955, living in poverty with his family in post-war urban savage...


Exhibit brings back to life East Asian relics after 650...
Jul 25, 2016
A special exhibit is shedding new light on the ship-wrecked remains of an East Asian vessel from the 1300s. Visitors can see as many as 20,200 relics that were found on a ship sunk some 650 years ago off the beaches near Sinan-gun County in Jeollanam-do Province. The “Discov...


Gamin's sounds of wind
Jul 25, 2016
Gamin plays traditional Korean musical instruments.It feels that I really hear the sounds of wind when Gamin plays the traditional Korean musical instruments piri, a double reed bamboo wind instrument similar to an oboe, and saenghwang, a free reed mouth organ made from 17 bamboo...

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'Taste of Korea' attracts chefs from around the world
Jul 25, 2016
The final stages of the 'Global Taste of Korea Contest 2016' take place at KBS Hall in Seoul on July 20. Chefs from around the world have presented their own interpretations of traditional Korean recipes in the final stages of the "Global Taste of Korea Contest 2016," held at KB...


Future of comics mapped out in Bucheon
Jul 25, 2016
The upcoming Bucheon International Comics Festival, set to run at the Korea Manhwa Museum in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do Province, from July 27 to 31, will showcase a wide range of comic books and graphic novels from around the world. A comic book and graphic novel-themed festival ...


'Traditions combined with modernity; fresh and cool'
Jul 22, 2016
The traditional performance troupe Gwanggaeto Samul and the b-boying crew M.B Crew put on a joint performance during the 'Hello Mr. K!' concert at Yonsei University in Seoul on July 21. Taekwondo moves were performed to K-pop beats, a traditional samulnori troupe came to the st...


Korean recipes: samgyetang
Jul 22, 2016
In the summertime, we can often see streams of people queuing up around samgyetang restaurants, especially during the three -bok days in the heart of summer: Chobok (초복, 初伏), Jungbok (중복, 中伏) and Malbok (말복, 末伏). This year they fall on July 17, July 27 and Aug. 16, respectively. ...

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Daeseo: Big Heat (대서, 大暑)
Jul 21, 2016
The day of Daeseo, what is traditionally the hottest day of summer -- literally the "Big Heat of Summer" (대서, 大暑) -- falls on Friday, July 22, this year. It marks the beginning of the 12th of 24 solar terms throughout the year. Daeseo is always in the sixth lunar month and usuall...


Exhibit spotlights time-honored summer foods
Jul 21, 2016
Visitors browse some of the invigorating dishes that ancient people used to enjoy in the summer, at the ‘One Summer Day’s Repose: Taste, Palate & Healing’ exhibition currently underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea. With no air conditioners or electroni...


World learns Gwanak-gu’s lifelong learning system
Jul 15, 2016
A Russian delegation of researchers that studies lifelong learning meets with representatives from Gwanak-gu District to discuss the district’s policies on lifelong learning, on July 12 in Seoul. Pictured is Professor Nina Litvinova Petrowna (left) who leads the delegation as she...