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Learn Hangeul from elementary school textbooks
Mar 18, 2016
Museum-goers read old elementary school textbooks at the National Hangeul Museum on March 17. The special exhibition ‘Let’s Do It Together’ introduces the dreams of the community as shown through elementary textbooks, tracing back from liberation in 1945 until the Korea of today....


Korea, France solidify friendship through books
Mar 18, 2016
Readers browse the shelves at the Korea Pavilion at the 36th Paris International Book Fair. The 36th Paris International Book Fair kicked off on March 16 with Korea as the Guest of Honor country this year. In commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the esta...


No answer is also an answer for 'The Empire of Light'
Mar 18, 2016
The two Koreas have been divided now for over 70 years, and the conflict between the two has been the source of many stories. 'The Empire of Light' tells the tale of a North Korean spy who has assimilated into South Korean society as an ordinary citizen, shedding light on our tim...


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...