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Blue-eyed Korean Bak Yeon loves Joseon
Nov 19, 2013
Many people might think of Hendrik Hamel (1630-1692) as the first Dutchman to land on Korean soil, back during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). However, some 25 years before Hamel there was another Dutchman who set foot on the peninsula and even lived here for the rest of his...

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Korean royal cuisine hits Aussie shores
Nov 18, 2013
For non-Koreans, the most well-known Korean dishes are usually kimchi, bibimbap and bulgogi. But a special Korean cuisine event recently offered people the precious opportunity to sample royal court cuisine from Korea’s ancient palaces. At the Korean Banquet Showcase 2013, held o...

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Korean pop culture spreads across the globe
Nov 18, 2013
Korean pop culture is gaining lots of attention from all corners of the world these days.Just take a look at the results of a special online competition that was launched to promote the documentary series “The Three Colors of Korea.” The series was jointly produced by the Korean ...

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Gugak carries Korean tradition to Germany
Nov 18, 2013
The beautiful sounds of Korean traditional music were performed in Germany, the hub of western classical music. The "Explosion der Gefuehle 2," or “Explosion of Emotions 2” (unofficial translation), concerts were co-organized by the Korean Cultural Center in Germany and the Natio...

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Joseon upper-class clothes come to life
Nov 15, 2013
During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), young male intellectuals, known as seonbi, would think that their clean, proper attire reflected their pure dignity and their courtesy as a virtuous scholar.Taking place these days in Seoul, there is an exhibition that allows visitors to get...

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New Seoul art museum shows the flow of contemporary art
Nov 15, 2013
Five special exhibitions are being held to celebrate the recent opening of the new Seoul branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), showing off the newest trends in contemporary art. The MMCA Seoul opened November 13 and each of its special exhibitions h...

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100 modern masterpieces on display at Deoksugung
Nov 15, 2013
One hundred masterpieces of modern Korean art are on display at the gallery in Deoksugung Palace, a branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA). The exhibit is showing 100 paintings: 70 ink and color and 30 oil paintings. They are the products of ma...

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Putin: Pushkin is a symbol of Korea-Russia ties
Nov 14, 2013
Alexander Pushkin, the famous Romantic novelist and poet, symbolizes the great mutual respect and growing relationship between Korea and Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, currently in Seoul on an official visit. The statue of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-...

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Hindu architecture exhibit hits Gwangju
Nov 13, 2013
Hindu architecture and the cultures of both India and Indonesia are on display at the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju. The exhibition “Asian Narratives Represented on Architecture and Its Space” puts on display the results of field studies conducted in the two countries carried ...

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Seoul gets new modern art museum
Nov 13, 2013
The Seoul branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) opened to the public on November 12 at its new location next to Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, central Seoul. At the opening ceremony, President Park Geun-hye expressed her hope that, “The newly ope...