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Korean cuisine: on a roll across America
Jul 29, 2015
All eyes are on Korean cuisine and the base process of fermentation that requires a long cooking period and which produces rich, subtle flavors. On July 22 and 23, the Associated Press (AP) published two articles about Korean fermented foods and the way in which chefs turn their ...


What do our neighbors around the world think about Kore...
Jul 28, 2015
The list of prize-winning entries in the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has now been announced. The results answer the question, “What do our neighbors in the global community think about Korea and its people?” A total...


Encounter Gaudi in Seoul
Jul 28, 2015
Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, is characterized by many distinctive buildings and parks that can't be found anywhere else in the world. One of the most iconic buildings is the Sagrada Familia church, the "Holy Family" church. It started construction in 1882 and arch...


Cultural, historical experiences bring Korea closer
Jul 27, 2015
How can a person learn more about the society and history of a country? Visiting, seeing first-hand and looking around historical and heritage sites is the best way to learn more about Korean society and history. This was the case for a recent tour to Namhansanseo...


Scholars emphasize qualitative growth in Korean studies
Jul 27, 2015
Korean studies experts from around the globe have gathered in Seoul to attend the Korean Studies Assembly 2015 on July 24. At the gathering, some 300 Korean studies researchers and scholars, including 36 presenters from 15 countries, shared the outcome and the current status of t...


Underwater photographs create new world
Jul 24, 2015
Zena Holloway, a British underwater photographer, is holding her first exhibition in Seoul, showcasing a collection of her photographs taken underwater. The images on exhibit here reveal the mystical, unknown world under the waves. Holloway’s “The Fantasy” exhibition is u...


Shandong Province hosts Korean book fair
Jul 23, 2015
Book lovers in Jinan, Shandong Province, browse a range of Korean books at the Mini Book Fair in China on July 22. Jinan (지난, 齊南), the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China and just across the water from the Korean Peninsula, recently hosted the second Mini ...


Painter portrays turbulent times after independence
Jul 22, 2015
Painter Lee Quede (1913-1965) dedicated himself to art under the gloom of Japanese colonialism. When Korea was granted independence after 35 years of colonial rule, it suffered another ordeal due to the division of the peninsula and then the Korean War (1950-1953). Even d...


A look back on the 13 years of the Daehan Empire
Jul 22, 2015
Whether as a country or as an individual, being around for only 13 years is not a lot of time.Throughout Korean history, there has never been a Korean state quite like the Daehan Empire (1897-1910), which perished so soon after its founding. Its short history of 13 years is now o...


Korean cuisine enjoyed by 1 million people
Jul 22, 2015
Clelia Sepe (center) celebrates becoming the 1 millionth visitor to the Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. The Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has had its 1 millionth visitor. The pavilion announced on July 22 that it has offered two return tickets from Italy to K...