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Bohemian glass comes to Seoul
Feb 09, 2015
The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved monumental architecture and relics from the Middle Ages. In addition to its rich culture and history, the Czech Republic was also the center of glass crafts and manufacturing in Europe. Bohemia, in the western part of today's Cze...

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Traditional art revives 100-year-old Joseon palace
Feb 09, 2015
Kim Ji-hyun, a participating student in the ‘Remember Deoksugung Palace’ exhibition, drew the ink and color painting ‘The Panorama of Deoksugung Palace.’ A special exhibition got underway in Seoul on February 6 that reinterprets via painting one of the five main royal palaces fro...

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Let's walk together to explore Korean heritage
Feb 06, 2015
A series of events are planned to help non-Korean residents in the country explore Korean historical sites, sports, traditional music and arts & crafts. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), will introd...

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Korea-China co-production receives enthusiastic respons...
Feb 05, 2015
"20, Once Again" (2015), a film collaboration between Korean and mainland Chinese studios, is enjoying unexpected popularity in the Chinese market, writing a new chapter in the two nations' joint cinematic history. According to CJ E&M, the Korean studio that worked alongside ...

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French violinist brings 'freedom, presence, imagination...
Feb 05, 2015
French violinist Laurent Korcia.Laurent Korcia is a violinist who represents the classical music world in France. The musician has recently touched down in Korea to play for his domestic fans here.He will soon present two special concerts, first at the Bexco convention center in ...

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The Dancing Dragon: A dragon's song and dance save the ...
Feb 05, 2015
The ancient Silla Kingdom (57 BC―AD 935), which occupied most of the Korean Peninsula at its height, ended up being one of the world’s longest-sustained dynasties, managing to subdue Baekje in 660 and mighty Goguryeo in 668. Amid such a vast history, however, there is a legend th...

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Chopsticks pick up culture
Feb 03, 2015
Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery, says that chopsticks are a medium through which Korean arts and traditions can spread across the world. Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery in Buam-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, says that chopsticks are culture....

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Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel sings New Year’s greeting
Feb 02, 2015
Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel. (photo: Jeon Han) Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel, born on Jeju Island off the southernmost part of the peninsula, will be under the spotlight at the Seongnam Arts Center in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on February 6. Accompanying him will be some of the n...

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Ancient beads, marbles show Silk Road trade ties
Feb 02, 2015
According to historians and archeologists, during ancient times people used beads and marbles as symbolic accessories to represent one's social status. Recently, an international academic conference was held to explore ancient East Asian trade patterns, focusing on the exchange o...

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Korean film via stamps -- ‘Chilsu and Mansu'
Jan 29, 2015
'Chilsu and Mansu' (1988) is directed by Park Kwang-su and is produced by Yun Bang Films. (image: Korea Post) In November 1988 when the movie "Chilsu and Mansu" premiered, Seoul had just successfully hosted the Summer Olympics for the first time and its spirit still hung in the a...