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Heavenly horses of Silla unveiled after restoration
Mar 10, 2014
In 1973, a tomb from the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.- A.D. 935) was discovered. In the tomb were found several mudguards with cheonma, heavenly horses, drawn on their sides. The three pairs of mudguard were designed to prevent dirt from splashing up onto the king. Amongst the saddle p...


‘Where Are We Going, Dad?’ makes it big in China
Mar 10, 2014
There is a variety program that has taken China by storm.Hunan Television, a Chinese satellite TV outlet, has started broadcasting a Mandarin version of the popular Korean variety show “Where Are We Going, Dad?” that aired regularly as part of MBC’s “Sunday Night” program. Many e...


Exotic ‘La Bayadère’ graces the stage with cast of hund...
Mar 07, 2014
The crown jewel of Russian ballet, “La Bayadère,” will be staged in Seoul next week to the delight of ballet fans. The Korean National Ballet company will present “La Bayadère,” a story of betrayal, revenge, forgiveness and love that unfolds in an ancient Hindu temple, at th...


Cho Yong-pil, SECRET add color to ‘Arirang’
Mar 07, 2014
What would the folk song “Arirang” sound like when mixed with elements of jazz, classical music, movie soundtracks and musicals?With the addition of a bit more color, traditional tunes have now been packed onto a newly-released album, “Arirang, The Name of Korean vol. 4.” Th...


Korean designers shine in London Fashion Week
Mar 07, 2014
Young, promising Korean fashion designers received the spotlight during London Fashion Week last month. Designers Choi Eudon, Jackie JS Lee, Heo Hwan, Regina Pyo and Seo Hyein participated in the 2014 A/W London Fashion Week, held from February 14 to 18 in Somerset House, London....


Girls’ Generation hits the top with comeback album
Mar 07, 2014
Girls’ Generation (SNSD) waves to the fans during their encore performance after winning’s M! Countdown. This was their first performance in over a year. (photo : Jeon Han)Girls’ Generation (SNSD) showed that they still got it, reaching the top of’s M! Countdown on Fe...

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Notes from a Prison Journal: Desperation, Cruelty, and ...
Mar 07, 2014
Every country has its own set of prison stories and Kim Dong-In’s (1900-1951) “Lashing: Notes from a Prison Journal” is one of many of Korea’s collective memory of imprisonment, physical imprisonment or otherwise.Published in 1946, this story is set during the Japanese colon...


Comfort women tell their ‘untold stories’
Mar 06, 2014
“Can you imagine what thoughts were running through a little girl’s mind when she was dragged against her will by the Japanese soldiers, not knowing where she was headed? How could such a horrible memory ever be completely cleared away?” At the National Museum of Korean Contempor...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [6]
Mar 05, 2014
*This is the sixth part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” Various Types of GatHats are distinguished according to the main material used in their production. The periodical changes in size and materials, combined with the emergence of various symbols and d...


Korean literature in French: ‘No Matter Where You Are’
Mar 05, 2014
There is a new piece of literature being much read by French audiences these days: the full-length novel “No Matter Where You Are” (unofficial translation), penned by Lee Seung-u. The novel was first published in French by Paris-based publisher Editions Zulma in 2012. Last year, ...