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Enjoy summer moonlight at Changdeokgung
Aug 05, 2016
The Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour program is provided from Aug. 15 to 20, from Sept. 12 to 17 and from Oct. 8 to 16. As the Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour resumes on Aug. 15 this year, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean palaces with a beautiful view of the night s...

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Short Poems by Korea’s Best-Known Poets
Aug 05, 2016
Korean poets have been writing modern verse for over a hundred years, beginning in the early twentieth century after an influx of Western free verse arrived via Japan. Gradually, the poems have lost their musicality, and they’ve become longer and more abstruse. Whereas many tradi...


Korean recipes: Tteokjjim, steamed rice cake stuffed wi...
Aug 05, 2016
Tteokjjim used to be a court dish enjoyed by the royal household. It's made from steamed rice cake stuffed with delicious beef and various vegetables. It's also commonly known as "royal tteokbokki" or "court tteokbokki" today because there are historical records that explain how ...


From food to fans, KCON LA 2016 features all things Kor...
Aug 03, 2016
Layer upon layer of K-fans fill the Los Angeles Convention Center for KCON LA 2016 on July 30. About 75,000 visitors enjoyed their modern Korean experience and the range of consumer items on display during the three-day convention-meets-concert. What can you do here? First, sho...


Enjoy Korean performances at Copacabana
Aug 03, 2016
Korean Rhapsody performs its combined routine of b-boying and traditional Korean dance moves. A variety of Korean arts, including the Korean Rhapsody dance troupe, will be on the stage at Copacabana during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This summer in Rio de Janeiro, where the roa...


In Search of the Essence of Sijo
Aug 03, 2016
Suppose a Korean writer is participating in an international literary conference. And suppose there is a foreign writer who happens to ask him or her about the traditional literary genre of Korea. Most likely, sijo will come into his or her mind, for it is the extant poetic form ...


Do Jong-Hwan: Poems of Love, Loss, and Hope
Aug 01, 2016
When we consider the immense popularity enjoyed by Do Jong-Hwan, both as a poet and as a person, it is quite surprising that it has taken so long for a volume of his most popular poems to be published in English. This new publication offers the additional advantage of being bilin...

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K-drama masterpieces: ‘Star in My Heart’
Aug 01, 2016
Soap operas like SBS's “My Love from the Star" (별에서 온 그대) (2013-2014) and KBS's “Descendants of the Sun" (태양의 후예) (2016) were sensational hits from their very first episode, not only in East Asia but also in TV markets in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Mainland China, ...


Korean recipes: Chogyetang, chilled vinegar mustard chi...
Jul 29, 2016
In summertime, many people look for food to boost their stamina in order to complement the loss of energy, as they sweat a lot due to the hot weather. Many of these foods make them feel hotter and make them sweat in order to ward off the heat. Others, however, don't prefer such h...


Lee Jung Seob: the man, the artist
Jul 28, 2016
Lee Jung Seob produced some of his most celebrated works during his Tongyeong period in 1953 and 1954, such as his famous bull series, as well as numerous oil paintings of the Tongyeong seaside landscape. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Lee Jung Seob (191...