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'Korean literature's deepness, universality resonates i...
Jun 20, 2016
Literary agent Maria Gabriella Ambrosioni (left) listens to a question from the audience during an international publishing seminar on June 17 at the 2016 Seoul International Book Fair. Italian readers love the deepness and universality of Korean literature, said the agent. ...


King Injo's tomb now open to public
Jun 17, 2016
The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opens Jangneung, the tomb of Joseon's 16th ruler King Injo and his queen, on June 17 for the first time in 46 years. The Cultural Heritage Administration re-opened Jangneung (장릉, 長陵), the tomb of King Injo (1595-1649, r. 1623-164...


Korean recipes: Jehotang summer drink
Jun 17, 2016
People use many measures to wisely prepare for the heat wave of summer, especially when they have the Dano traditional holiday on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. One method they use is to drink a traditional drink called jehotang (제호탕, 醍醐湯) made from various Oriental medi...


France is all for Korean online comics
Jun 17, 2016
Delitoon, a French online comics website, France 24, a French international news channel, and the Angoulême International Comics Festival all have one thing in common. They're all eyeing the potential of the Korean online comic strip format known as “webtoons.” ...


International book fair opens in Seoul
Jun 16, 2016
Italian Ambassador Marco Della Seta (center) and other visitors browse the books on display at the Italy Booth at the Seoul International Book Fair on June 15. The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) opened on June 15 at the COEX exhibition center in southern Seo...


Koreaphilia spans Africa, Europe
Jun 14, 2016
Their passion for K-pop spans equally across Africa and Europe. Fans on both continents reveal their love and passion for their favorite K-pop stars, holding up their own handmade messages and placards. The top photo shows fans attending the K-culture in Kenya concert, and the bo...

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When Adam Opens His Eyes: Holden Caulfield romps around...
Jun 14, 2016
Pause. Press pause on your life. Press pause on the city around you. Everyone stops. You, however, continue to move. You continue to move and to play. The whole world is frozen: cars brake in the lane, butterflies freeze in mid-flight, dogs stop in mid-jump, people halt in mid-st...


King Sejong Institute to open in 9 new cities
Jun 14, 2016
Students take Korean language classes at the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta. The King Sejong Institute will soon open new branches in nine more locations in eight countries around the world. The newly designated Korean language centers will be up and runnin...


Filial daughter Shim Chung returns to stage
Jun 13, 2016
An ensemble in colorful traditional costumes graces the stage in the second act of 'Shim Chung,' a ballet put on by the Universal Ballet Company. The ballet "Shim Chung," based on a folk tale about a daughter's filial piety, returns to the stage this season in celebrat...


Korean recipes: Bibim guksu spicy mixed noodles
Jun 10, 2016
Bibim guksu or spicy mixed noodles is a popular dish, especially in the summer, as it needs neither many ingredients nor does it take a long time to prepare. The dish boosts the appetite, especially when people feel tired due to the hot weather. The dish has another name...