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The photo of Song Joong-ki clothed the cadet uniform re...
Apr 15, 2016
Song Joong-ki smiles in the uniform of a military cadet.Actor Song Joong-ki plays the lead male character Yoo Si-jin in the wildly popular "Descendants of the Sun" evening KBS drama. The broadcaster released the photo of the character in his cadet uniform on its official Instagra...


Song-Song Couple in 'Descendants of the Sun'
Apr 15, 2016
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, called the “Song-Song Couple,” pose playfully.Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki -- no relation to each other -- are called the "Song-Song Couple" and are at the peak of their popularity these days. Here, Song Hye-kyo uploads some playful selfies to he...


Stingray (1998) by Kim Joo-Young
Apr 15, 2016
At about 40 percent of the way through the book, you begin to see Kim Joo-young's world. Born in 1939 in rural Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (North Gyeongsang Province), Kim Joo-young published "Stingray" ("홍어") in 1998 in the pages of Author's World (작가 세계). He says the book is to h...


Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo have had a dramatic reun...
Apr 15, 2016
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo has a dramatic reunion in “Descendants of the Sun.”Song Joong-ki, believed to be dead, appeared in front of Song Hye-kyo in “Descendants of the Sun,” a popular evening soap opera that airs on KBS on April 13. Due to his safe return, “Descendants of ...


Cooking Korean food at home
Apr 14, 2016
When it comes to food, I always choose what’s good, enticing and delightful. With the introduction of Korean cuisine, which is constantly attracting global interest, I started to learn to love the wonderful dishes that are served in a unique table setup. Colorful, delicious a...


Eyes that pierce into the hinterland of life
Apr 14, 2016
Novelist Han KangOn a bitterly cold day in Seoul, I met the novelist Han Kang, whose gaze made me forget about the cold outside. I had always wondered where within this calm and thoughtful person hid her grand and relentless narratives. Han Kang was born in Gwangju in 1970 a...


'Korea's version of 'Robin Hood'': 'The Story of Hong G...
Apr 12, 2016
An English translation of the Korean classic 'The Story of Hong Gildong' is published in the U.S. in March this year. "Korea's version of 'Robin Hood.'" This is what the Washington Post, a U.S. daily, has called a new English translation of the Korean literary class...


Korean spiritual traditions shine in Andong
Apr 11, 2016
"Andong, Korea's spiritual culture capital." Such is written on the signboard of the city’s two main gates, Donginmun (동인문, 東仁門) and Seouimun (서의문, 西義門), which welcome visitors to the ancient city. In fact, many Confucian heirlooms and monuments can be found in the city ...


Content producers lead Korean Wave
Apr 07, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok stressed in a recent radio documentary aired on the BBC that, “Singers or film makers are the ones that lead the Korean Wave, known as Hallyu.” The broadcaster's two-part documentary “South Korea: The Silent Cultural Su...


Palace concert entertains visitors
Apr 06, 2016
Traditional gugak musicians perform outdoors at the Sujeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 2. Visitors who are there to enjoy the spring blossoms will also be able to enjoy live traditional music at the palace. The spring breeze is bringing traditional music to ...