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Kim Seungok: two short story reviews
Mar 18, 2016
Short stories are like senten-... 01100010011010010110111001100001011100100111100100100000011001000110111101100101011100110110111000100111011101000010000001110111011011110111001001101011 Place yourself in a binary world where everything is either 1s or 0s, black or white. There...


Chunbun (춘분, 春分)
Mar 18, 2016
Sunday March 20 is the spring equinox, or Chunbun (춘분, 春分), marking the half-way point between the winter and summer solstices. Chunbun literally means "spring point of division," and marks the day when the lengths of daytime and nighttime are equal. This day also marks the begin...


Thai prime minister calls for Thai version of 'Descenda...
Mar 18, 2016
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has encouraged all Thai citizens to watch "Descendant of the Sun," a popular evening soap opera that airs on KBS. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former military officer himself, has praised the patriotism and sense of civic duty in ...


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...