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Korean recipes: Maesilcha plum tea
Sep 02, 2016
“Plums help regain energy in the muscles and the pulse. They treat inflammation and stop coughing and diarrhea, and quench the thirst.” So said the "Dongui Bogam" (동의 보감, 東醫寶鑑), the most well-known medical book from Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), about plums, or maesil in Korean. P...


Traditional, modern performances come to central Seoul
Sep 02, 2016
A playful performance on an outdoor stage captures the attention of passersby near the beautifully remade Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul on Aug. 31, the last Wednesday of the month and the government's official "Cultural Wednesday." The performance was the opening act...


Pianist Seong-Jin Cho still capturing Polish hearts
Aug 31, 2016
Seong-Jin Cho holds a recital in Poland as part of the 12th Chopin and his Europe festival on Aug. 28. The photo shows Cho at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition last year when he won the top prize. A recital by pianist Seong-Jin Cho was held at the Warsaw Philh...


Exhibit presents more than 560 modern works of art in o...
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...


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...


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 ...


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...