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Seoul hosts world's largest math conference
Aug 14, 2014
“Without mathematics, there would not have been any digital theory to pave the way for the information and communications revolution, and there would not be any computer graphics that make it possible to create movies and animated films in which we now all revel. Using mathematic...


Korea is Asia’s foremost trendsetter: The Economist
Aug 13, 2014
The leading U.K. weekly The Economist has analyzed the factors behind Korea becoming Asia’s foremost trendsetter in its August 9 article, “South Korea’s soft power: Soap, sparkle and pop.” The Economist’s August 9 article, “South Korea’s soft power: Soap, sparkle and pop.”Th...


User-generated content, essay competitions to improve u...
Aug 12, 2014
An open competition to improve international understanding of Korea is underway. The 2014 Understanding Korea Essay & UCC Contest is being organized by the Center for International Affairs (CEFIA) at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) and will be held throughout August and S...


Students unite for a feast of the humanities
Aug 12, 2014
A group of university students has recently gathered from across the globe to enjoy an international humanities-focused speech competition. On August 9, the International Education Building at Ewha Womans University hosted the final rounds of the, "Exploring Korean Humanities Tog...

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Traveling through history at world stamp exhibit
Aug 11, 2014
Many people in their 30s or older may have once had a childhood fascination with the hobby of collecting stamps, or philately. The colorfully designed stamps pasted on the long-awaited letters were attention grabbing icons during those times. Although local Korean stamps each had...

Seoul International Writers’ Festival 2014

Seoul International Writers’ Festival 2014
Aug 10, 2014
Seoul International Writers’ Festival banner (image courtesy of the Literatrature Translation Institute of Korea) What is the Seoul International Writers’ Festival?The Seoul International Writers' Festival (SIWF) is a literary event hosted by the Literature Translation In...


Korean poems in English: ‘Korean Poetry in Classical Ch...
Aug 08, 2014
Korea and China have a long history of mutual exchanges. Geographical adjacency has made it possible, and far easier, for the two cultures to interact with each other much more than with other groups.The two Asian nations actively engaged in literary exchanges, too, evidenced by ...

140807_korea_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: A Short Love Affair
Aug 07, 2014
A Short Love Affair (1990) Directed by Jang Seon-woo Long unemployed, IlDo, played by Park Joong-hoon, lands a job at a factory that makes skirts. IlDo and his family move to be closer to his workplace, in Umukbaemi, on the outskirts between Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. At the...

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Lessons learned from tortoises and hares
Aug 07, 2014
“Byeol Ju Bu Jeon” is a Korean folktale from the 7th century. The story is recorded in Korea’s oldest existent history, published in the 12th century, and has been analyzed by Confucian scholars. The tale resembles Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” in that both tales feat...

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Beat the summer heat with onions
Aug 06, 2014
People and their health consciousness are two things that cannot be taken apart. Food has always played a central role in consoling the body and the soul, while enduring the sweltering hot summers and frigid cold winters. Although ginseng and the famous chicken-based soup samgyet...