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Free online comics inspire movies, TV shows
Dec 04, 2015
"Welcome to the real world." The middle-aged man smiles at the younger man in his suit. The older man brought him here to a group of striking labor activists protesting their unfair dismissal in front of their prior workplace. Next to the policemen barricading the company'...

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Traditional tug of war listed at UNESCO
Dec 04, 2015
Farmers take part in a traditional juldarigi tug of war, praying for a good harvest. The juldarigi has now been listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage item. Juldarigi (줄다리기) is a traditional Korean tug of war. The contenders are grouped into two teams and they pu...

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Korean food fair delights UAE
Dec 04, 2015
People queue up to sample some Korean food at the K-Food Fair in Dubai on Nov. 27. Long lines were seen at Zabeel Park in Dubai on Nov. 27. People were lining up to learn more about Korean food and cuisine at Dubai's first-ever K-Food Fair. The city's residents, ...

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Korea, Czech Republic stage collaborative puppet show
Dec 03, 2015
A collaborative puppet show between Korea and the Czech Republic, ‘In the Attic,’ is staged at the National Marionette Theatre in Prague on Dec. 2. President Park Geun-hye attended a puppet show at the National Marionette Theatre in Prague on Dec. 2. “In the Attic” i...

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President visits Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris
Dec 01, 2015
President Park Geun-hye, in France to attend the COP21 climate summit, has taken time out of her schedule to visit the Musee des Arts Decoratifs to view the “Korea Now!” exhibit on Nov. 30. President Park (left) admires the Hanbok on display at the “Korea Now!” exhibit at the ...

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Eat your way across Korea -- boiled pork belly slices w...
Dec 01, 2015
The wide world of Korean cuisine is most delicious when it comes to pork and vegetables, and today we would like to introduce you to boiled pork belly slices with kimchi, or bossam. First, however, we must begin with the seasonal changes on the Korean Peninsula and preparation...

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Korean recipes: Bossam kimchi
Nov 30, 2015
Kimchi is well known as the iconic food of Korea. Koreans have enjoyed vegetable-based diets for many centuries. To reflect such a food culture, people here have used various methods to store vegetables over the winter, such as salting and fermenting. Varieties of...

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Pan-Asian authors speak with one voice
Nov 27, 2015
Writers from Korea and Central Asia tell the stories of a Pan-Asian world. The 2015 Asia Story Festival kicked off at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 24. Part of the festival was an exhibition featuring picture books, both in Korean and Russian, that tell the s...

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Flemish Baroque masters come to Korea
Nov 26, 2015
Major works by Peter Rubens (1577-1640) that are currently part of the Liechtenstein Princely Collections will soon be on display at the National Museum of Korea. Entitled “Rubens and Other Masters,” the exhibit will showcase paintings by the Flemish Baroque masters: Peter...

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World heritage breathes again
Nov 25, 2015
In the 12th century, the Khmer Empire, at the height of its power, showed off its majesty through the construction of a huge Hindu temple out of stone. The large religious site, Angkor Wat, was so elaborately built that even today's construction technology can barely reproduce it...