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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...


Monami Concept Store opens at Design Plaza
Mar 15, 2016
To most of us, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is a thing of beauty. Its fine architecture boasts of overflowing creative genius. However, there’s more to the DDP than meets the eye; that is, the many events happening all day, all week in its many halls and buildings. I, fo...


'Miss Granny' hits box offices across Asia
Mar 14, 2016
A Chinese remake (right) of the Korean film 'Miss Granny' opens in theaters in January 2015, becoming the biggest commercial hit ever for a Korea-China joint production. "Miss Granny," a Korean comedy about a woman in her 70s who magically regains her youth, is capturin...

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How Korean Fashion Is Made
Mar 14, 2016
It is no secret that South Korea has become a beacon for new styles and trends in the international fashion community. From the runway, to the street, to events like the biannual Seoul Fashion Week, style is celebrated here with a passion. But have you ever wondered how Korean fa...


Korean recipes: Bindaetteok savory pancake
Mar 11, 2016
Bindaetteok is a savory pancake and a popular item on many menus. People enjoy the dish not only in the winter but also at banquets, such as weddings or hoegap 60th birthday parties. In the past, it was called “binja tteok," or a pancake for poor people, as binja (貧子) ...


Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' returns to Korea
Mar 11, 2016
Over 800 years have passed since the founding of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in 1212. The choir was led by Johann Sebastian Bach as cantor for 27 years starting in 1723. Holy Week in the Christian year is the week leading up to Easter Sunday. It's a time for Christian...


Hanji exhibit opens in Seoul
Mar 10, 2016
In 'Meditation 91108' (1991), Chung Chang-Sup uses dak, or paper pulp, dyed in various colors to create a painting with depth and texture. "Unity between the thing and the self" (물아합일, 物我合一). This was the artistic philosophy that defined the work of the late Chu...


An introduction to samulnori at Hongbeopsa Temple in Bu...
Mar 10, 2016
Even though it was winter, it wasn't that cold so the whole event took place outside. Hello, everyone. Spring is in the air, but at the moment it's a foggy and rainy day here in Busan. It reminds me of another rainy day some weeks ago when I suddenly got a message throu...