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Peace Corps plants seeds of Korea-US friendship
Sep 13, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (center) shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert (right) during the opening ceremony of the Beautiful Journey, Endless Friendship exhibition at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History on Sept. 12. Pict...


King Sejong's example inspires Thailand, Vietnam
Sep 12, 2016
Students at an elementary school in southern Thailand take bilingual literacy classes. The program is for the minority Patani-Malay people, whose indigenous language is different from the government's official Thai language. The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of As...


Enjoy Chuseok holidays at national museums
Sep 12, 2016
Ahead of the Chuseok holidays, people head to the National Folk Museum of Korea to enjoy a nongak performance of traditional farmers’ music. National museums across Korea, including the National Folk Museum, will host a variety of events to mark the upcoming Chuseok holidays.&nbs...


Korean writers attend literary events in China, Brazil
Sep 09, 2016
Upcoming literary events are being held in China and Brazil and will feature (from left) novelist Oh Jung-hee and poets Kim Ki-taek and Oh Sae-young. Korean writers will share their world of literature with readers, novelists and poets in mainland China and Brazil. Nove...


From china to radios: Denmark: Design
Sep 09, 2016
An Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel and beloved for over half a century, is on display at the Denmark: Design exhibit that covers the history of 20th century Danish design. Simple. Chic. Practical. These three adjectives are often used to describe No...


Big Bang appears on CNN Talk Asia
Sep 09, 2016
Big Bang, the megaband of the K-pop universe, sits down for an interview with CNN Talk Asia on Sept. 8 to talk about their experiences in the Korean music industry. On Sept. 8, pop sensation Big Bang guest starred on CNN Talk Asia, an interview show produced for CNN Internationa...


Diplomacy through presidential gifts
Sep 08, 2016
'Imparting Harmony and Friendship,' an exhibit currently underway at the Presidential Archives in Sejong City, features a collection of gifts that former Korean presidents received from their foreign counterparts over the years. An ornate jewelry box (pictured) was given to forme...


Enjoy Chuseok festivities at K-Style Hub
Sep 08, 2016
The K-Style Hub offers a variety of cultural activities, like trying on Hanbok (pictured), in celebration of the upcoming Chuseok mid-autumn harvest festival. The K-Style Hub, located in Jung-gu along the Cheonggyecheon Stream and run by the Korea Tourism Organization, is offer...


Korea, Kenya, Uganda come closer through music
Sep 07, 2016
Korean musician Don Spike (center) and band mates perform on Aug. 29 at a shopping mall in Nairobi. The Africa Sings Korean Soul concerts were held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 in four cities across Kenya and Uganda. Musicians from Korea, Kenya and Uganda have enjoyed a series of co...


'Your Republic is Calling' (2006) by Kim Young-ha
Sep 06, 2016
For many years, an average English reader would be forgiven for thinking that there was very little of interest in the world of Korean books. The only English-language texts that came out of Seoul's publishing houses were rabidly anti-communist heavy-handed history tomes, anthrop...