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Digital masterpieces return to Seoul
Feb 16, 2016
A digital copy of 'Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land' ('몽유도원도') painted in 1447 by An Gyeon is on display at the Korea University Museum. "Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land" ("몽유도원도") is a painting showing a dream about paradise that Prince Anpyeong (1418-14...


Kolcsey Ferenc
Feb 15, 2016
Kolcsey Ferenc. This year, we celebrated the 225th anniversary of his birthday. Who is he? What was his role in Hungarian history? I chose him as a good portrait because he wrote our national anthem. He was also a poet, a politician, a language reformer and a member of the Hu...


Korean recipes: Yakgwa deep-fried honey cookies
Feb 08, 2016
Yakgwa are cookies that can also be medicine, and the snack has one of the longest histories in Korean cuisine. The snack originated during the era of Korea's three kingdoms, roughly 57 B.C. to A.D. 668. According to "The Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms" (Samguk Yusa...

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Book Review: "At Least We Can Apologize" (2009) by Lee ...
Feb 08, 2016
"He choked me so hard while thinking of you that from now on things should be okay." Try to wrap your mind around that sentence. Who's choking who? Who's apologizing to whom, and for what? Between who should things be OK? Insanity is the only refuge for the sane in an insane E...


Medical Korea 2015 in Malaysia
Feb 05, 2016
At 10 o'clock in the morning, visitors started to line up to register at the front desk and they were served with varieties of breakfast items. They were mostly from corporations or else Korean people themselves. The objective of this event was to provide some information about t...

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Korea grows in Costa Rica
Feb 05, 2016
When taekwondo master Wongeon Yang decided to make Costa Rica his new home, the country wasn't a very common destination for Korean immigrants. Today, approximately 450 former Korean citizens have decided to share their destiny with Master Yang, making up around 0.01 percent of o...


Korean recipes: Tteokguk rice cake soup
Feb 05, 2016
Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day is back. This holiday has more meanings than other days, as we are now one year older. On Seollal, families and relatives get together to perform ancestral rites, the charye, enjoy a feast, the sechan (세찬, 歲饌), and share their blessings with each othe...


The 24 divisions of the year: Ipchun
Feb 04, 2016
Spring has sprung. The lunar calendar's traditional beginning of spring falls on Thursday, Feb. 4, this year. This day, or Ipchun (입춘, 立春, "beginning of spring"), marks many traditional farming ceremonies and rites, and also marks the beginning of the first of 24 solar terms that...

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Online comic strips bring Korea, France closer
Feb 03, 2016
The 43rd Angouleme International Comics Festival showcases some Korean online comic strips from Jan. 28 to 31. About 400 kilometers southwest of Paris, Angouleme has been playing host to a comics festival since 1974, and this year it brings together cartoonists from Ko...


Variety shows deepen Korea-China relationship
Feb 02, 2016
One of Korea's most beloved variety shows, 'Running Man' (top), is the inspiration for Zhejiang Television's 'Hurry Up, Brother!' (bottom). 'Hurry Up, Brother!' was jointly created by Korean and Chinese production teams and is based on the format of 'Running Man.' The Ch...