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Meet comic book, cartoon characters at SICAF 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Myeong-dong in central Seoul has been transformed into a world of exciting and funny comic book and cartoon characters from around the world. The 18th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF2014) kicked-off on July 22. The area around Myeong-dong and Namsan Mo...

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Korean literature in English: Cho Se-hui’s ‘The Dwarf’
Jul 22, 2014
Cho Se-hui’s “The Dwarf” is now published in English, reaching a wider, global readership. There is an author who wanted to speak for the most vulnerable members of society. Writer Cho Se-hui has been credited for bringing to light discrimination and the gap existing between the ...

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Three classical musicians to perform Mozart in Italy
Jul 21, 2014
Classical music will ring through a Catholic church nestled along the coast city of Forli, in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. The music will be created by the hands of three musicians flying in from Korea: conductor Lee Young-chil and flutists Yoon Hyun-im and Yun Ji-hae. The tri...

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'42nd Street' brings home Broadway beats
Jul 18, 2014
A splendid display of tap dancing to lively rhythms was visible on stage at the Seoul Arts Center on July 8. The vast array of cast members was showing off its tap dancing prowess during the opening night performance of the musical "42nd Street." The curtain was raise...

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Ancient king comes to light after 1,500 years
Jul 18, 2014
In 1921, during the routine upkeep of a local resident's home, a golden crown, or geumgwan, and numerous associated relics were found in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D. 935). This was the first-ever di...

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Film festival kicks off in Bucheon
Jul 18, 2014
Hyun Bin (left) and Son Ye-jin walk down the red carpet during the opening ceremony for the 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival on July 17. They each received a Producers’ Choice Award. (photos: Jeon Han) The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Pifan) bega...

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Sejong Institute opens 17 more branches
Jul 17, 2014
On July 9, 17 more King Sejong Institutes were newly opened across regions in Asia, the U.S. and Europe. Among them, nine institutes are found in Asia, six in the U.S. and two in Europe. In those regions, more workforce exchanges have occurred recently and more Korean compani...

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Late Silla stone chamber found in Jeolla
Jul 17, 2014
A stone chamber believed to be the remnants of a tomb and earthenware artifacts, all dating from the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D. 935), have been found in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), announced the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) on July 9.This is the first...

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Kongjwi and Patjwi: Cinderella tale offers insight into...
Jul 17, 2014
The story of Kongjwi and Patjwi is a beloved and popular Korean folktale made around the late Joseon period. The folktale is known to exist in 17 variant forms, and the novel version was first published in 1928. Often compared to the Western fairy tell of Cinderella for sharing c...

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Fashionista: Jeon Ji-hyun in 'My Love From the Star'
Jul 17, 2014
There are a growing number of people today who watch Korea-made soap operas and listen to Korean hip hop and dance music. This recent uptick in media consumption has brought increased attention to elements of the nation's mass media and content industry. One of this year's mo...