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Simple, pure beauty of moon jar presented in Britain
Jul 01, 2013
A potter, Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was one of the first British visitors to Korea, a country then known as the Hermit Kingdom. Leach was fascinated by the simple beauty of the moon jars, or dal-hang-a-ri. On his second visit to Korea in 1935, he collected a moon jar and brought ...


Geumgang Univ. and Harvard join forces for co-authored ...
Jul 01, 2013
Korea’s Geumgang University and Harvard University of the U.S. made a milestone move when they co-published an edited volume of the Harvard Oriental Series titled The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, an...


Koreans go crazy for Gatsby
Jun 28, 2013
“Classic fever” is gripping Korea now. As the world’s best classic works are being turned into movies and musicals, there is one story with which many Koreans have fallen in love, the novel The Great Gatsby written by American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since the premiere of t...


Yeowoorak Festival brings together traditional elements...
Jun 27, 2013
A festival spotlighting traditional Korean music is coming soon. Under the title Yeowoorak, which is an abbreviation for the Korean sentence, “Yeogi Woori Eumagi itda” meaning “our music is here,” the gugak-themed festival brings together gugak, or traditional Korean percussion m...


Travelling around Korea at Korea Seoul Train
Jun 25, 2013
A Korea-themed cultural festival unfolded in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, offering locals a night of music, fun, and celebration of Korean culture. Some 900 Washington locals enjoyed the night to the fullest at the festival “Korea Seoul Train” that took place at Smithsoni...

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‘Queen of figure skating’ sends a message of peace
Jun 25, 2013
Queen of figure skating Kim Yu-na met with the sensational musical Les Miserables on the ice, creating a moving and unforgettable “musical ice show.” Kim Yu-na, often called “fairy on the ice,” performs with invited international figure skaters to famous songs from the music...


‘Window on Korea’ opens at Oxford
Jun 24, 2013
The University of Oxford opened a collection of Korean materials at its Bodleian Oriental Institute Library under the project “Window on Korea” sponsored by the National Library of Korea on June 21.Under the joint project, the newly opened Korean collection at the prestigious Bri...


Korea, Cambodia to cooperate on Angkor preservation
Jun 24, 2013
Korea and Cambodia have agreed to work closely on preservation and restoration of ancient temples in Angkor Thom. On June 20, Korea’s Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the Authority for the Protection and Management of Ankor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) signed a ...


60 paintings of Gauguin spotlighted in Seoul
Jun 24, 2013
Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), The Yellow Christ, and Where Do We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going… all of these works are considered masterpieces representing French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). An exhibition showcasing th...


Ready for indulging in K-Ballet?
Jun 24, 2013
The 3rd Ballet Festival Korea lifted its curtain at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) on June 5. Running until July 13, the annual festival features a total of 15 domestic ballet companies including leading and up-and-coming companies. At the festival, one can find the current state of...