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'The Square,' by Choi In-hun: a book review...
Aug 09, 2016
Picture a novel like Camus' "The Stranger" (1942). It would touch on the absurdity of life and existentialism, as man wanders through life, through relationships, through funerals, through murders, through deaths.Picture a novel like Kafka's "The Trial" (1925). It would touch on ...

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Korean Short Pieces
Aug 08, 2016
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea introduces short pieces written by Korean poets. As the Spring Wind Blows As the spring wind blowsripples smile and as the spring wind blowsfrom a cave a snake emerges and as the spring wind blowsthe base-stone is lo...

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Singapore daily focuses on popularity of traditional Ko...
Aug 08, 2016
The Straits Times, a leading Singapore daily, has given major coverage to the rising popularity of traditional architecture and clothes in Korea. The daily allocated two pages to cover its special reports on the revived polarity of traditional Korean Hanbok attire and of traditio...

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Korea holds cultural events in Brazil to promote Pyeong...
Aug 07, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea held various cultural events on Copacabana Beach on Saturday to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.South Korea has been working to boost the profile of its alpine city of PyeongChang to people around the world who have floc...

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Enjoy summer moonlight at Changdeokgung
Aug 05, 2016
The Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour program is provided from Aug. 15 to 20, from Sept. 12 to 17 and from Oct. 8 to 16. As the Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour resumes on Aug. 15 this year, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean palaces with a beautiful view of the night s...

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Short Poems by Korea’s Best-Known Poets
Aug 05, 2016
Korean poets have been writing modern verse for over a hundred years, beginning in the early twentieth century after an influx of Western free verse arrived via Japan. Gradually, the poems have lost their musicality, and they’ve become longer and more abstruse. Whereas many tradi...

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Korean recipes: Tteokjjim, steamed rice cake stuffed wi...
Aug 05, 2016
Tteokjjim used to be a court dish enjoyed by the royal household. It's made from steamed rice cake stuffed with delicious beef and various vegetables. It's also commonly known as "royal tteokbokki" or "court tteokbokki" today because there are historical records that explain how ...

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From food to fans, KCON LA 2016 features all things Kor...
Aug 03, 2016
Layer upon layer of K-fans fill the Los Angeles Convention Center for KCON LA 2016 on July 30. About 75,000 visitors enjoyed their modern Korean experience and the range of consumer items on display during the three-day convention-meets-concert. What can you do here? First, sho...

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Enjoy Korean performances at Copacabana
Aug 03, 2016
Korean Rhapsody performs its combined routine of b-boying and traditional Korean dance moves. A variety of Korean arts, including the Korean Rhapsody dance troupe, will be on the stage at Copacabana during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This summer in Rio de Janeiro, where the roa...

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In Search of the Essence of Sijo
Aug 03, 2016
Suppose a Korean writer is participating in an international literary conference. And suppose there is a foreign writer who happens to ask him or her about the traditional literary genre of Korea. Most likely, sijo will come into his or her mind, for it is the extant poetic form ...