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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...


Court dances, songs come back to life
Jul 21, 2015
Tourists in Busan will be given the chance to enjoy traditional songs and dances that were performed at royal palaces in ancient times. The Busan National Gugak Center will present a special performance, “The Queen’s Banquet,” at the Haeundae Grand Hotel from July 28 unti...


Joseon adventures in the 15th century
Jul 21, 2015
The Pyohaerok is a travel diary written by Choe Bu (1454-1504) about his time in Ming China in 1488. Being shipwrecked on Chinese shores, Choe ended up staying in Ming China for 148 days before returning to Joseon. "When the former education official Choe Bu (1454-1504) (최부, 崔...


Exhibit highlights Silla’s 1,000-year-old golden artifa...
Jul 21, 2015
A golden crown from the Geumgwanchong Tomb is praised for its aesthetic beauty. Decorations of three branches and two sets of deer antlers enhance the beauty of a Silla golden crown unearthed at the Geumgwanchong Tomb. A subtle smile, the delicate drape of cloth, and the...


Music festivals to wash away summer heat
Jul 20, 2015
A series of music festivals will be held during the summer to blow away the summer heat. The festivals are scheduled one after the other in July and August and a range of top musicians from around the world will appear on stage, raising a lot of public interest in the e...

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Two fashion designers present menswear collections in N...
Jul 20, 2015
Models walk down the runway, showing off a collection of menswear designed by two Korean designers, during the ‘Concept Korea S/S 2016’ in New York on July 14. Two fashion designers have fascinated fashion leaders in New York City. On July 14, Jang Hyung-chul of...


Special exhibit looks at Hangeul in novels
Jul 20, 2015
In the ‘Writer’s Room,’ Bae Sang Min types a novel on his laptop about summer. This is part of a special exhibit, ‘Hangeul in Novels,’ that will open at the National Hangeul Museum on July 21. In this room, museum-goers can observe the actual procedure of creating a novel and eve...