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Exhibition offers chance to enjoy treasures of Korean a...
Jul 07, 2014
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in central Seoul is always crowded with visitors. Many of them head to a special art exhibition titled "The Treasures of Kansong Part 2: Bohwagak (葆華閣)" to catch a rare chance to appreciate masterpieces of Korean art history in one place. A...


Korean culture on show in Donau Park, Vienna
Jul 07, 2014
A Korean culture festival in Vienna left a deep impression on Austrians. The Donau Park Korea Festival took place from June 26-29 and many events introducing Korean culture were held to mark the 122nd anniversary of Korea-Austria diplomatic relations. With Korean national flags h...


Korea exerts soft power through books: FT
Jul 07, 2014
“Amid its understated eco-architecture are keys to moves by South Korea to turn hardbacks into soft power.” These are comments from an article dated July 27 and published in The Financial Times (FT), a British daily, under the title, “South Korea to exert soft power international...


Chinese First Lady: ‘Palace garden is extremely beautif...
Jul 04, 2014
“It feels like I am in scenes from the popular soap opera ‘Daejanggeum’ [‘Jewel in the Palace’].”So said Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, during her official visit to Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as she looked around Injeongjeon, the main hall of Changdeokgung Palace, ...

Christmas-140703-thumb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Christmas in August
Jul 03, 2014
Christmas in August (1998)Directed by Hur Jin-ho Jeong-won, played by Han Suk-kyu, is a photographer in his 30s who works out of his own studio on the outskirts of Seoul. He is terminally ill, and accepts his fate. His life goes on as usual. He encounters a number of customers:...


Psy's 'Hangover' aims for 100 million views on YouTube
Jul 01, 2014
The music video for Psy's new song, "Hangover," has passed 80 million views on YouTube and is now aiming at 100 million hits. The music video was released on Psy's official YouTube channel on June 9. By July 1, it had amassed 87.5 million views. In its first 32 hours, the music v...


Craftwork elevates culinary experience
Jul 01, 2014
Refined and stylish plates and cups are used to give the finishing touch to meals served at the table, elevating the culinary experience. A wide range of such craftworks, from traditional tableware and brassware through to more modern lacquerware, are now on display at a special ...


Digital comics recognized for speed, technology
Jun 30, 2014
These days, most students encountered during the morning commute are seen busy with their smartphones. They are reading online comic strips, or "webtoons," comics updated online in real time. They have to finish today's strip before they meet their friends because it is one of th...


Photo exhibit narrates beauty of Korea in Mexico City s...
Jun 30, 2014
A photo exhibition of ancient Korean palaces and modern Korean arts is being held in a most unlikely place: subway stations across Mexico City. "The Beauty and Their Palaces", or "La Belleza y Sus Palacios" in Spanish, began on June 10 at the Ermita and Zapata stations, transfer ...


Enjoy the Joseon palace, royal tombs
Jun 30, 2014
This summer, visitors to Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace in central Seoul will be able to enjoy the romantic mood of the royal tombs and royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) through two summer events. In late June, a special demonstration of the rituals hel...