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Exhibit spotlights time-honored summer foods
Jul 21, 2016
Visitors browse some of the invigorating dishes that ancient people used to enjoy in the summer, at the ‘One Summer Day’s Repose: Taste, Palate & Healing’ exhibition currently underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea. With no air conditioners or electroni...


World learns Gwanak-gu’s lifelong learning system
Jul 15, 2016
A Russian delegation of researchers that studies lifelong learning meets with representatives from Gwanak-gu District to discuss the district’s policies on lifelong learning, on July 12 in Seoul. Pictured is Professor Nina Litvinova Petrowna (left) who leads the delegation as she...


Korean language teachers from around the world gather i...
Jul 13, 2016
As Korean soap operas, movies and pop music grows in popularity on the global scene, interest in the Korean language has naturally also started to kick in. Thirteen King Sejong Institutes, which offer Korean language classes, were launched in 2007, first in Mongolia, China and th...

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'One Spoon on This Earth' (1999, t. 2013) by Hyun Ki-Yo...
Jul 12, 2016
Father. Hambagigul, the Origin. Pig's Nose. Home. Great Grandfather. Snow Covered Mt. Halla. King Crows. Political Speeches. Mountain people, Mountain Rioters. Great Leader's Final Day. Snot. Electric Light. Worms. Hunger. Sea Crab "Kingi." Drought. Waiting for the Rain. Monster....


Chinese TV station films Korean traditions
Jul 11, 2016
A camera crew for the travel TV show 'Travelling to Beautiful China's Rural Towns' films the making of hot mushroom and beef stew, a dish enjoyed by Joseon royalty, at a Korean restaurant in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do Province, on July 9. The crew from the TV station CCTV-7 is in ...


Expats, int'l students explore farmers’ music, Joseon c...
Jul 11, 2016
International students and expats learn how to play the traditional janggu drum as part of a program that gives them chances to explore Korea’s UNESCO cultural heritage items and sites, on July 9. A group of expats and international students has taken a journey to ex...


Korea recipes: Omija hwachae punch
Jul 08, 2016
Hwachae or fruit punch is one of the most popular drinks during the summer, with cool juice made from fruit and even flowers. This is one of the most popular types of traditional drinks that people enjoy, especially in the hot weather to fight off the heat wave. The "Siui...


Global youth rediscovers Korea
Jul 05, 2016
The Cheongchuninmun Nonjangpan (청춘인문 논장판), or “Exploring Korean Humanities Together,” a yearly series of performances and competitions where groups of university students from around the world gather together to talk about ways to globalize Korean traditions, wrapped up on July 5...


Golden civilization blooms at crossroads of East, West
Jul 05, 2016
Similarities between a gold crown from the sixth tomb at the Tillya Tepe archeological site in Afghanistan (top) and a gold crown from the Seobongchong Tomb that dates back to ancient Silla (57 B.C.-A.D. 935) lead some modern-day academics to posit that trade and cultural exchang...


Global youth discusses globalization of Korean traditio...
Jul 04, 2016
Youth from around the world have gathered in Gyeonggi-do Province to take part in a Korean-language competition where multi-cultural teams breathe new life into many of Korea's intangible heritage items and traditions. On July 4, the Cheongchuninmun Nonjangpan, an annual s...