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Exhibit presents 560 modern works of art in one place
Aug 30, 2016
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is hosting a special exhibit to mark its 30th anniversary of moving to Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province. The photo shows Nam June Paik’s work of video art 'The More, the Better' (1988) and 'Thorny Rope' (2016) by Lee Seungtaek. ...


'Soul of Korea: Taekwondo' -- A first-of-its-kind exhi...
Aug 30, 2016
With a great history that stretches back to its very foundation, it's no wonder that Korea has grown into a more beautiful and inviting country, with a society, traditions and heritage that is rich, unique and beyond compare. The 'Soul of Korea: Taekwondo' exhibit runs from Ju...

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The White Book by Han Kang
Aug 30, 2016
I In the spring, when I decided to write about white things, the first thing I did was to make a list. Swaddling bands Newborn gown Salt Snow Ice Moon Rice Waves Yulan White bird ‘Laughing whitely’ Blank paper White dog White hair Shroud With each item I wrote dow...


Korean books attract Chinese readers
Aug 30, 2016
Visitors look around a booth presenting Korean picture books at the 2016 Beijing International Book Fair on Aug 24. Korean picture books are capturing the attention of Chinese readers. Not only picture books, but also interactive e-books and advanced e-books that have adopt...

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White Is Not Always Fair
Aug 29, 2016
White things—things that are pure and clean—which sterilize the parts of life that have been dirtied. That cure wounds. “Something like white ointment applied to a swelling, like gauze laid over a wound.” (p. 10) This book, by reading and writing such white things, will smooth ov...


Korea, China, Japan unite in harmony
Aug 29, 2016
Soloists from Korea, China and Japan perform 'Arirang' on traditional instruments, accompanied by the Jeju Philharmonic Orchestra, during the 2016 Korea-China-Japan Cultural Festival held at the Jeju International Convention Center on Aug. 27. "We are different, but together ...


K-drama masterpieces (2): ‘Autumn in My Heart’
Aug 29, 2016
In the autumn of 2000, a fairy tale story toughed many hearts. The KBS soap opera “Autumn in My Heart" (가을동화), running from Sept. 18 through to Nov. 7, brought many TV fans to tears. The 16-episode drama tells a tale of love and loss between a man and a woman. When it aired ...

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Walking Towards the Vanishing Point Cradling a Love of ...
Aug 26, 2016
In the courtyard of an old, humble hanok in northern Seoul that has been lovingly restored, folding chairs are set out in tight rows with loud construction noises coming from the building site next door, where a beautiful building like this one has already been demolished. At the...


Korean recipes: Jeungpyeon rice wine cake
Aug 26, 2016
Jeungpyeon is one of the rice cake varieties and is known for its bubbly texture inside, like bread. It is a round-shaped rice cake made from non-glutinous rice powder, rice wine garnished with jujubes, chestnuts or pine nuts. It is commonly known as sultteook (술떡) which ...


Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' favorably reviewed in Germa...
Aug 25, 2016
Han Kang's novel 'The Vegetarian' is being favorably received by the German press. An article about the book is published on the website of the German daily newsmagazine Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Han Kang's "The Vegetarian," which won the Man Booker International Prize...