gnb content footer


News Focus



Culture RSS RSS



Seoul music fair brings together int’l musicians
Oct 08, 2014
Seoul played host to the 2014 Seoul International Music Fair starting on October 6, as it brought together renowned musicians and industry representatives from both home and abroad. The 2014 Seoul International Music Fair runs for three days, starting October 6, at Blue Squa...


The Princess and the Idiot: Behind every good man is a ...
Oct 08, 2014
The story of Ondal the Idiot and Princess Pyeonggang of Goguryeo may seem strange or even implausible at times. As a result, the tale is often viewed as a historical folktale about a man’s rise from destitution to greatness and the woman who had the wisdom to believe in his poten...


Masks & the Mask Dance
Oct 07, 2014
*This is the fourth part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage Mask dances: Evoking an Intrinsic Sense of Joy 2. Types and Characteristics of Traditional Korean Mask Dances Mask ...


Daejeon festival serves up wine, food, music
Oct 07, 2014
More than 10,000 wines were featured at a special festival that took place in Daejeon from October 2 to 5. The 3rd Daejeon International Food & Wine Festival was underway at various venues across the city, including the Daejeon Trade Exhibition Center, the Daejeon Convention ...


Int'l press flies in to capture Korean color
Oct 07, 2014
One international media organization after another keeps flying to Korea. Broadcasters from as far away as North America and even the Middle East arrive in Korea and travel to every nook and cranny across the nation, finding a variety of aspects about Korea to show their audience...


Seoul Traditional Temple Week welcomes visitors to temp...
Oct 06, 2014
This October, people will have the opportunity to appreciate many aspects of traditional Buddhism in Korea. The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism will jointly host the Seoul Traditional Temple Week over three days from October 10 to 12. Seo...


K Festival brings culture and passion to Incheon
Oct 06, 2014
The K Festival, a series of K-pop concerts, brought some excitement to Moonlight Park in the Songdo International Business District in Incheon on October 3 and 4. The Hallyu festival was organized by the Incheon Development & Tourism Corporation featured fashion shows, film s...


National Hangeul Museum opens to promote Korean alphabe...
Oct 06, 2014
October 9 marks Hangeul Day, the day Korea celebrates the invention and proclamation of the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, in 1446 by King Sejong the Great (r. 1418-1450). For the upcoming Hangeul Day, which marks the 568th anniversary of the promulgation of the script, the National H...


Joseon era porcelain emanates azure beauty
Oct 06, 2014
Blue and white porcelain adorned with cobalt-colored glazes started to be mass-produced during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The artistic ability then spread to Korea, Japan and even reached as far as Europe. In the early 15th century, artists of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) br...

141002_korean_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Deep Blue Night
Oct 02, 2014
Deep Blue Night (1985) Directed by Bae Chang-ho Paek Hobin, played by Ahn Sung-ki, is an illegal immigrant in the U.S. He is determined to do anything for money, in order to bring his pregnant wife from Korea to the U.S. In San Diego, however, he is dating a Ms. Han, p...