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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...


New national brand: Creative Korea
Jul 04, 2016
Korea has announced its new national brand: Creative Korea. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism explained that the new national logo was devised to 'rediscover the value of creativity so that it can boost the pride of the citizens and redefine the role of the Republic of ...


Park Bo-young, Ji Sung awarded as best actors of 2016
Jun 30, 2016
Actress Park Bo-young and actor Ji Sung have proved to be the most beloved by American fans. DramaFever, one of America’s leading online Asian drama-streaming sites, chose Park, the heroine of the 2015 tvN comedy series “Oh My Ghostess,” and Ji, the male lead in the 2015...


Yearning for Korean language learning grows in Nigeria
Jun 29, 2016
Winners of the third Korean speaking contest pose for a commemorative photo at the Korean Cultural Centre in Nigeria on June 23. “If the other world calls me at the age of 60, Go and tell them I won't leave! I'm too young to go. If the other world calls me at...


What questions do non-Koreans have about Korea?
Jun 29, 2016
In the often-used expression, “Let’s meet for coffee next time,” when exactly might that “next time” be? Why is it that so many girls are wearing Hanbok these days on the streets? What happens in a Korean postpartum care center for new mothers? The Korean ...


Korean recipes: Kongguksu noodles in cold soy milk brot...
Jun 27, 2016
Soybeans were once considered an essential source of protein and are often dubbed the “meat of the fields.” Kongguksu, noodles in cold soy milk broth, is a popular dish which people eat to enjoy the unique nutty taste and nutrition of soybeans. It is also a refreshing summer deli...