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Let's walk together to explore Korean heritage
Feb 06, 2015
A series of events are planned to help non-Korean residents in the country explore Korean historical sites, sports, traditional music and arts & crafts. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), will introd...


Korea-China co-production receives enthusiastic respons...
Feb 05, 2015
"20, Once Again" (2015), a film collaboration between Korean and mainland Chinese studios, is enjoying unexpected popularity in the Chinese market, writing a new chapter in the two nations' joint cinematic history. According to CJ E&M, the Korean studio that worked alongside ...

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French violinist brings 'freedom, presence, imagination...
Feb 05, 2015
French violinist Laurent Korcia.Laurent Korcia is a violinist who represents the classical music world in France. The musician has recently touched down in Korea to play for his domestic fans here.He will soon present two special concerts, first at the Bexco convention center in ...


The Dancing Dragon: A dragon's song and dance save the ...
Feb 05, 2015
The ancient Silla Kingdom (57 BC―AD 935), which occupied most of the Korean Peninsula at its height, ended up being one of the world’s longest-sustained dynasties, managing to subdue Baekje in 660 and mighty Goguryeo in 668. Amid such a vast history, however, there is a legend th...


Chopsticks pick up culture
Feb 03, 2015
Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery, says that chopsticks are a medium through which Korean arts and traditions can spread across the world. Park Yeon-ok, CEO of the Jeo-Jip chopsticks gallery in Buam-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, says that chopsticks are culture....


Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel sings New Year’s greeting
Feb 02, 2015
Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel. (photo: Jeon Han) Baritone Kim Seoung-chuel, born on Jeju Island off the southernmost part of the peninsula, will be under the spotlight at the Seongnam Arts Center in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on February 6. Accompanying him will be some of the n...


Ancient beads, marbles show Silk Road trade ties
Feb 02, 2015
According to historians and archeologists, during ancient times people used beads and marbles as symbolic accessories to represent one's social status. Recently, an international academic conference was held to explore ancient East Asian trade patterns, focusing on the exchange o...


Korean film via stamps -- ‘Chilsu and Mansu'
Jan 29, 2015
'Chilsu and Mansu' (1988) is directed by Park Kwang-su and is produced by Yun Bang Films. (image: Korea Post) In November 1988 when the movie "Chilsu and Mansu" premiered, Seoul had just successfully hosted the Summer Olympics for the first time and its spirit still hung in the a...


Hands-on traditional arts & crafts at national museum
Jan 29, 2015
There were classes held recently at the National Museum of Korea to help people learn about traditional arts and crafts. The museum offers calligraphy and mother-of-pearl classes, and ceramics and seal- or name stamp-making classes. Some 180 non-Korean residents and international...


President emphasizes cultural content
Jan 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye has emphasized again the importance of well-made cultural content in contributing to communication between the generations and in promoting social integrity. On January 28, the first “Cultural Wednesday” of 2015, President Park watched the movie “Ode to My...