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'Korean literature is now beginning to be part of world...
May 26, 2016
Co-winner of the Man Booker International Prize Han Kang answers questions during a press conference in Seoul on May 24. "I believe that plenty of news and stories about Korean literature will be published now and shared around, so that winning an international literary ...


Japanese remake of 'Misaeng' to air in July
May 24, 2016
The TV show 'Misaeng' (pictured), based on a comic strip about the joys and sorrows of life in a corporate office, is remade in Japan with the new title 'Hope -- Zero Expectations for New Employees.' The television station Fuji TV starts production this month, and the series will...


France to host 'Korean culture week' in early June
May 23, 2016
A series of festivals and exhibits focusing on Korean art, music, cuisine and handicrafts will open across France starting June 1 in what people are calling "K-Culture Week in France." This week of festivities is in line with a broader series of events that mark the 130...


Traditional liquor on display at Seoul's Hanok village
May 23, 2016
The 2016 Korean Traditional Liquor & Food Festival was held at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu District, Seoul, on May 19. Yoon Sook-ja (center), chairperson of the Korean Food Foundation and main organizer of the event, introduces traditional liquor at the festival. V...


Korean art, traditions brighten Warsaw night
May 20, 2016
Visitors to Korean Cultural Night at the Korean Cultural Center Warsaw try their hand at printing traditional paintings on May 14. The event attracted as many as 1,600 people. An evening in Warsaw has been made brighter with Korean art, writing, clothes and other traditions. ...


KCON 2016 France rekindles Korean Wave across Europe
May 19, 2016
The long-awaited KCON 2016 France concert will kick off in Paris on June 2, featuring your favorite singers, dancers and pop sensations from across the K-pop universe. Pictured is the previous KCON 2016 Abu Dhabi concert that was held on March 25. KCON 2016 F...


Festival spotlights 'Arirang,' Miryang's food, stories
May 17, 2016
The Miryang Arirang Festival, set to kick off on May 19, allows visitors to enjoy some of the most popular versions of the song ‘Arirang,’ including ‘Miryang Arirang,’ ‘Jindo Arirang’ and ‘Jeongseon Arirang,’ all while basking in the beauty of the Yeongnamru Pavilion. ...


A glimpse into royal Joseon pastimes
May 17, 2016
The 'King Jeongjo and His Artistic Hobbies' exhibit opens at the Yeongchunheon (영춘헌) and Jipbokheon (집복헌) houses at Changgyeonggung Palace. The exhibit will have on display various artifacts from King Jeongjo's royal living quarters. An exhibition that spotlights the re...


King Sejong the Great commemorated on his birthday
May 16, 2016
The choheonguan, the court official who offers the first drink during a ritual (center), is on his way to offer incense during a ceremony to commemorate what would have been King Sejong the Great's 619th birthday on May 15 at Yeongneung, the monarch's royal tomb, in Yeoju, Gyeong...


Concert to mark King Jeongjo's filial piety
May 16, 2016
This summer, both Yungneung and Geolleung, two royal Joseon tombs located in Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi-do Province, are turned into a stage for 'Reimagining King Jeongjo's Filial Piety,' a concert of traditional songs, music and dance. King Jeongjo (정조, 正祖) (1752-1800) was ...