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Seo Jeong-ju: one of the great Korean poets
Mar 17, 2016
Transformation and Idea Formation in the Poetry of Seo Jeong-ju An interesting feature of “Midang” Seo Jeong-ju’s poetry is his poetic transformation. Midang said himself that his study of literary expression was a process of being influenced by the poets who went befor...


Violinist Suyoen Kim returns with Beethoven
Mar 17, 2016
Violinist Suyoen Kim has returned to the classical music scene with the works of Beethoven. Her latest album, "Beethoven: Violin Concerto, 2 Romances," released by Deutsche Grammophon, hit the shelves on March 16. The Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, is Beethoven...


Joseon royal traditions taught at free classes
Mar 16, 2016
People learn about traditional music and the musical instruments that existed during Joseon times during a class offered at the National Palace Museum of Korea. A set of free classes is available in Seoul for people who want to get a better understanding of the tra...


Hwang Sun-won: one of the great Korean authors of the 2...
Mar 15, 2016
An overview of Hwang Sun-Won’s fiction Hwang Sun-Won (1915-2000) is one of the great Korean authors of the twentieth century. Hwang started writing in 1931, publishing his first poem, “My Dream,” at the age of sixteen, and by June 1936, he had published two volumes of poetry...


K-pop Academies open at Korean Cultural Centers
Mar 15, 2016
Starting this month, K-pop fans will be able to learn how to sing and dance like their favorite stars at 'K-pop Academies' set up at 20 different Korean Cultural Centers around the world. Over the next several months, fans of K-pop will be able to learn the songs and da...


'I hope China can give the world the answer to our futu...
Mar 15, 2016
Public intellectual Do-ol, whose real name is Kim Yong-ok, poses with miniatures of famous Chinese sites, like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Do-ol talks about the China he has seen, learned about and studied on JTBC's new TV show 'China is Do-ol' (차이나는 도올). ...


Korean soap opera wows Chinese fans
Mar 15, 2016
A Korean soap opera is winning over the hearts of Chinese viewers. The first six episodes of “Descendants of the Sun,” a KBS drama, have been viewed more than 440 million times as of March 13, since its first airing in China. The Chinese online video streaming s...


Monami Concept Store opens at Design Plaza
Mar 15, 2016
To most of us, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a thing of beauty. Its fine architecture boasts of overflowing creative genius. However, there’s more to the DDP than meets the eye; that is, the many events happening all day, all week in its many halls and buildings. I, fo...


'Miss Granny' hits box offices across Asia
Mar 14, 2016
A Chinese remake (right) of the Korean film 'Miss Granny' opens in theaters in January 2015, becoming the biggest commercial hit ever for a Korea-China joint production. "Miss Granny," a Korean comedy about a woman in her 70s who magically regains her youth, is capturin...

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How Korean Fashion Is Made
Mar 14, 2016
It is no secret that South Korea has become a beacon for new styles and trends in the international fashion community. From the runway, to the street, to events like the biannual Seoul Fashion Week, style is celebrated here with a passion. But have you ever wondered how Korean fa...