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38 countries send greetings to Korea
Jan 02, 2015
“Korea Clickers!, please continue giving us awesome news on Korean politics and culture!”- The Philippines"All South Koreans are good, they have a good time without anything bad.”– Colombia“Thanks for sharing Korean information for the whole year.”– Indonesia“I am so glad that I ...

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Korean poems in English: 'What Is Darkening'
Dec 31, 2014
"What Is Darkening," the fourth collection of poems by poet Ra Hee-duk (b.1966), has now been translated and published in English. The book talks about her concept of life and her faith. The book includes the poems "What Is Darkening," "Near the Peach Tree," "A Month for an Ax," ...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'The Wedding Day'
Dec 31, 2014
The second series of Korean film stamps issued by Korea Post in 2008 contains four representative films from after liberation, from 1945 through to the 1960s. This single sheet of stamps includes "Mother and the Guest" (1961), "The Seaside Village" (1965), "The Coachman" (1961) a...

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The Weaver and the Cow Herdsman: A tale of two lovers w...
Dec 29, 2014
This is a story of star-crossed lovers—quite literally: a tale of both great beauty and tremendous sadness. It begins with the Sky King, or Ruler of the Universe, who had a daughter named Jingnyeo, which translates as “weaver girl.” In addition to being a loyal daughter, Jingnyeo...

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Stories from people who fell in love with Korea
Dec 29, 2014
A group of Korea fans recently gathered in Seoul from around the globe to show their passion and love for Korea. They are the winners of the "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, the 2014 Global Contents Annual Event jointly run by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS),...

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‘Ode to My Father’ portrays Korea's recent past
Dec 26, 2014
The film “Ode to My Father” is warming hearts across society these days, especially as we approach the year end. The movie takes place in Korea from the 1950s to the 1980s. As of December 24, eight days after its first screening, it has recorded more than 2.3 million ticket sales...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'The Coachman'
Dec 26, 2014
The second sheet of Korean film stamps issued by Korea Post in 2008 contains four representative films from after liberation, from 1945 through to the 1960s. This single sheet of stamps includes "Mother and the Guest" (1961), "The Seaside Village" (1965), "The Coachman" (1961) an...

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Restored mural suggests 1,300 years of ties between Gog...
Dec 26, 2014
Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Geographically located at the midpoint along the Silk Road, between Asia and Europe, the city enjoyed many years of prosperity during ancient times. The city was the then capital of the Sogdian Kingdom where people from the East...

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Korean literature in English: 'Woman on the Terrace'
Dec 24, 2014
A woman on the terrace caught the poet’s attention. The woman is, “smoking a cigarette, holding it between long-nailed fingers, her eyes sunken.”The poet portrays the loneliness, the ups and downs and the emptiness of her character, while saying, “I’d never met her before but she...

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Masks & the Mask Dance
Dec 23, 2014
This is the fifth part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural HeritageThe Haeseo Mask Dance: the mask dances from Hwanghae Province - the Bongsan Mask Dance - the Gangnyeong Mask Dance - the Eunyul Mas...