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Vietnam Bronze Age on display in Seoul
May 02, 2014
Several bronze drums welcome visitors as they enter the exhibition hall. Inside, a drumming sound resonates, but the metal drum beats sound quite different from the more common wooden ones. These bronze drums, crafted in ancient Vietnam, symbolize the pride and tradition of the c...

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Opera festival hits Seoul in May
May 01, 2014
May will be an exciting month for opera fans this year. The fifth Korea Opera Festival will take place at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) in southern Seoul. This year's festival focuses on heroines who fall in love, their passion leading them onward to happiness or destruction. Salom...

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Korea.net's list of must-see films: Secret Sunshine
Apr 30, 2014
Secret Sunshine (2007) ("Milyang") Directed by Lee Chang-dong The protagonist Shinae, played by Jeon Do-yeon, and her son are on their way to the town of Milyang in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), the hometown of her deceased husband. During the journey, her car ...

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Shin Kyung-sook's novel receives worldwide attention
Apr 28, 2014
Shin Kyung-sook's novel "I'll Be Right There" describes painful memories from the main character's youth. The fictional tale touched the hearts of many readers when it was published in Korea in 2010. Now, the book is getting rave reviews around the world.The book was translated a...

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Joseon state seals returned after 60 years
Apr 25, 2014
Nine state seals from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) will finally be returned to Korea after they were transferred to the United States during the Korean War (1950-1953) over 60 years ago. The U.S. government announced earlier that it would return the seals in time for American P...

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BoA makes her move in Hollywood
Apr 25, 2014
“I've always wanted to do a great dance movie. For this movie, I was only able to concentrate on the dance part. It was a great opportunity to show off my dance moves.” Pop singer BoA is now ready to wow movie lovers, as she has made an unexpected appearance in the Hollywood movi...

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Danish video artist delves into human desire
Apr 24, 2014
There are two giant pillars facing each other. A middle-aged woman, confined to a wheelchair, is wheeling away in a hurry. Her face, sporting an uneasy look, as if someone is following her, is projected onto the screen of one pillar. On the other pillar, there is a picture of a m...

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European musicals hit Seoul stages
Apr 23, 2014
Magnificent stage settings, great music, hundreds of costumes and compelling storylines are what draw people to major European musicals. A series of European musicals will be staged across Seoul this year, beginning with "Le Roi Soleil" ("The Sun King"), which is already running,...

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Education gives hope to Harlem
Apr 23, 2014
The sounds of Korean language are echoing through the hallways of schools in Harlem, in New York City. Now and then, the lively notes of Korean hip-hop and pop music, sometimes mixed with traditional Korean tunes, too, can also be heard coming from the classrooms of these schools...

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FAO recognizes traditional agricultural methods
Apr 22, 2014
Traditional farming methods from two Korean islands have received international recognition. Earlier this April, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) included the terraced rice paddies of Cheongsando Island in Wando County, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), gudeul...