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FAO recognizes traditional agricultural methods
Apr 22, 2014
Traditional farming methods from two Korean islands have received international recognition. Earlier this April, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) included the terraced rice paddies of Cheongsando Island in Wando County, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), gudeul...

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Jeju National Museum exhibits rare mother-of-pearl lacq...
Apr 21, 2014
For time immemorial, people have been making all kinds of ornaments using the natural resources they find around them. Among the many materials regarded as special and precious have been pearled seashells, recognized for their beautiful gleam. People would cut the shells into var...

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Korean short stories in English #2
Apr 18, 2014
The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection of 15 short stories is published in English and Korean on March 14. (photo courtesy of Asia Publishers)The second of fifteen stories in the Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection is “Happy New Year to ...

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Royal flower artistry comes to life
Apr 17, 2014
During the Joseon era (1392-1910), the royal court never plucked any real flowers to decorate their feasts. Instead, they created artificial silk flowers, or chaehwa. Royal silk flowers, or chaehwa, are used to decorate court events during the Joseon era. (photo courtesy of ...

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Korea.net's list of must-see films 1 : Pieta
Apr 15, 2014
When do you think movies were first introduced to Korea? The debate is still ongoing, but it is reasonably fair to say that regular public screenings of movies existed in major cities by 1903, even though somewhat sporadically. At that time, people were very curious about this n...

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Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [11]
Apr 15, 2014
*This is the eleventh part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” Traditional Headgear as Depicted in the Arts-- A Gallery of Hats Official Hats in Paintings "New Year's Shopping, Seoul" (1921), Elizabeth KeithThe nambawi, as interpreted by Elizabeth ...

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Dynamic Duo, SHINee roll across the Americas
Apr 14, 2014
K-pop is rocking both American continents.On March 27, fans went crazy for hip-hop team Dynamic Duo as their music rocked the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Showered with exclamations and cheers, the musical pair has lon...

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German daily finds 'Snowpiercer' to be great balance be...
Apr 11, 2014
The film "Snowpiercer" (2013) was recently highlighted by a German daily, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, which described the movie as, "a work that was excellent in mixing Western and East Asian cinematic traditions." The article, published on April 2 under the headline, "Im ewigen Ei...

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Makgeolli enlivens nightlife at traditional market
Apr 11, 2014
A tasting party for makgeolli, a traditional rice-based alcohol similar to beer and consumed by commoners throughout Korean history, was held at Gwangjang Market on April 10, a well-known traditional market located in central Seoul. Both international and domestic visitors enjoye...

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Content moguls share creative know-how
Apr 09, 2014
“An intriguing story, realistic, believable effects and characters with personality.”These are what Peter Del Vecho, a producer at Walt Disney Studios, cited as the main factors behind his animated mega-hit “Frozen,” while speaking at the 2014 Content Insight seminar held at COEX...