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Chungju reaffirmed as center of ancient Korea
Jan 21, 2015
Chungju has once again been confirmed as an ancient historical city. Researchers recently excavated some 19 bronze artifacts from a Wooden chamber tomb with a stone mound (積石木棺墓), in Hoam-dong, Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do, including seven Korean Bronze Age swords (細形銅劍), one bronz...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'Yalkae, a Joker in High Scho...
Jan 21, 2015
'Yalkae, a Joker in High School' (1976) is directed by Seok Rae-Myeong and produced by Yun Bang Films. (image: Korea Post)Among the many films made in the 1970s about high school life, "Yalkae, a Joker in High School" (1976), called "Go-gyo-yal-gae" in Korean, was particularly po...

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Russian students learn essence of tradition
Jan 19, 2015
A group of Russian college students have arrived on Jindo Island, off the southwest corner of the Korean Peninsula. On January 14, 17 members of the Russian art troupe Haedong, from the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, visited the Jindo National Gugak Center on the ...

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The Tale of Chunhyang: true love conquers all in this f...
Jan 19, 2015
The Chunhyangjeon is one of Korea’s most iconic stories. Although its author and date of composition are unknown, it most likely originated as a work of pansori, a form of musical storytelling involving song and percussion, and was later adapted into prose during the reign of eit...

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'Ode to My Father' catches attention of US media
Jan 16, 2015
The film "Ode to My Father" has stirred interest among U.S. media outlets. The film is about a boy who grows up and then grows old living through Korea's turbulent modern history. He is also the eldest son and keeps a lifetime promise to his father he made when the family fled so...

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Movie buddies come together for special festival
Jan 16, 2015
A special film festival kicked off at the Seoul Art Cinema in Jongno-gu, downtown Seoul, on January 15, bringing together movie lovers to build a network with each other and to freely talk about their favorite movies. It’s the 2015 Cinematheque Friends Film Festival, an event tha...

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Korean Literature in English : 'Inside Cloud Cuckoo Lan...
Jan 16, 2015
'Inside Cloud Cuckoo Land - The Voice of Korea' by Lee InsooManuscripts containing the thoughts and soul of a deceased father were retrieved from a family's long-cherished possessions and have been published as a book. "Inside Cloud Cuckoo Land - The Voice of Korea" can be divid...

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Daegu orchestra brings bounty of classical music
Jan 16, 2015
The Daegu Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble representing the city of Daegu in Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), will offer its music lovers a series of concerts -- as many as ten -- this year. Bulgaria-born conductor Julian Kovatchev has led the orchestra for two years....

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Ancient diary brings to light final days of Joseon king
Jan 15, 2015
Out of the many records found in the "Ilseongnok" (日省錄), the daily records kept of the monarchy and the king’s acts at court which span from 1752 through to 1910, accounts of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800), the 22nd ruler of Joseon (1392-1910), have recently been translated from anc...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'Never Ever Forget Me'
Jan 14, 2015
'Never Ever Forget Me' (1976) is directed by Mun Yeo-song and produced by Dong A Exports. (image: Korea Post)High school was one of the key themes of Korean movies in the 1970s. The film "Never Ever Forget Me" (1976) paints an innocent love story between teenagers with the backd...