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Worldwide Korea Bloggers 2014
Jun 25, 2014
  This year the Worldwide Korea Bloggers welcoming dinner was held at the National museum of Korea (Ichon station /이촌역 line 4, exit 2) What a beautiful location!   I love the clash between nature/ traditional buildings and the city. It had been a warm and rainy d...


Korean novels in English: ‘A Sketch of The Fading Sun’
Jun 24, 2014
One of the most lauded novelists in Korean literature is writer Park Wan-suh. Park has long been praised for many of her works, writings that are considered to have opened a new chapter in Korean literature. Specifically, many of her works are themed on the division of Korea, bas...


Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jun 24, 2014
*This is the fifth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Moving the raw pottery The finished raw pottery needs to be moved from the potter's wheel to the kiln for drying. It takes caution and proper equipment to move because it can easily be...


Diplomatic community visits UNESCO heritage sites
Jun 24, 2014
Every important life event experienced by a king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), from being born and getting married all the way through to rising to the throne and, finally, passing away, was honored and remembered with a national celebration. These milestones throughout ...


Ancient Goryeo garden, pond unearthed
Jun 23, 2014
The large ruins of a pond and a garden from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) have been discovered at Silsangsa Temple in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). This is the first time that a Goryeo garden facility has been found in good condition. According to the Cultural Her...


Korean animation wins int'l animation awards
Jun 23, 2014
Two Korean animated short films have recently won best prizes at world-leading international animation festivals. Joung Yumi’s “Love Games” and Jeong Dahee’s “Man on the Chair” won the top prizes for short films at the Animafest Zagreb 2014 and at the Annecy International Animate...


New WKB bloggers embark on service as ‘cultural ambassa...
Jun 23, 2014
The newest team of bloggers for the Worldwide Korea Blog (WKB), the English-language blog affiliated with (, has been launched, ready to serve for a year as the "cultural bridge” that brings together neighbors from around the world. The Korean Culture and ...


Korea, China to expand cultural communication
Jun 20, 2014
A group of influential Chinese journalists and bloggers has visited Korea to further develop the bilateral friendship and cooperation that exists between the two East Asian neighbors. The group included seven so-called "power bloggers," online writers with a wide following, s...


Russian composers to be spotlighted in Seoul, Cheonan
Jun 20, 2014
The KBS Symphony Orchestra will bring to classical music lovers the quintessence of two great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The concerts will be held, first, at the Cheonan Arts Center, in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), and then at the S...


President appreciates ethnic Korean artwork
Jun 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Kazakhstan, attended a cultural exchange exhibition for ethnic Koreans at the Palace of Independence in Astana, the Kazakhstani capital, on June 19. President Park attended the opening ceremony of an exhibition for modern eth...