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Korean literature in English: ‘The General’s Beard’
Oct 29, 2014
The first novella penned by Lee Oyoung, who has had a successful literary career as a critic, novelist and poet, was “The General’s Beard.” It is a detective story that is made complex by the presence of quotations from a novel written by a young man in the story, Kim Chol-hun. ...

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Childhood reminiscence via old stamps - Part 5. Heungbu...
Oct 29, 2014
The 'Heungbu and Nolbu' stamps are printed on May 5, 1970 1970. (From top to bottom) The swallow gives Heungbu a gourd seed. He finds a gourd filled with gold, silver and all sorts of treasure. Nolbu harvests his gourd with anticipation. Misfortune befalls Nolbu. (images courtesy...


Masks & the Mask Dance
Oct 28, 2014
*This is the second part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage The Mask Dances of the Five Clowns, the Ogwangdae-The Mask Dances of the Five Clowns From Gasan-The Mask Dances of the Five Clow...


Mr. Lumpy and the Goblins: Tale teaches that greed does...
Oct 28, 2014
Once upon a time, there was a humble and kindhearted man who lived in a mountainside village. Despite his kind nature, the large unusual growth protruding from his cheek inspired people to call him Mr. Lumpy. One day, Mr. Lumpy went up into the mountains to gather firewood. The i...


Awakening at the seven palaces
Oct 28, 2014
Ritual participants show respect during the Chilgungje held on October 27.With the sprit and body ready, ritual organizers entered the grounds of the shrine complex early in the morning and changed into their formal, traditional attire. As the shrine compound filled with the warm...


Hanbok Day brings new styles
Oct 27, 2014
Various Hanbok outfits are showcased at a fashion show on October 25.From traditional to modern designs, Seoul Station has been indulged in the beauty of Hanbok, traditional Korean attire. A ceremony and related events were held at Culture Station Seoul 284, the old Seoul Station...

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Singapore Korea Festival, enthralled by 'Soul Mate'
Oct 27, 2014
Every loving couple worldwide cherishes the same kinds of feelings for each other, whether they are from the East, the West, the past, the future or even from a different country. A man and a woman are joined by fate as husband and wife. Nannies continue to bring in babies wrap...


National Museum of Korea shows Asian relics at special ...
Oct 27, 2014
The National Museum of Korea owns not only relics and artifacts from Korea. The museum also owns more than 1,600 heirlooms from across Asia. Most of these were collected from the museums of the old Government-General Museum of Korea, the Yi Royal Family Museum of Art, the imperia...

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Kimchi stories in cartoon format
Oct 24, 2014
My brother is staying with me for a few weeks and I introduced him to Kimchi rice the other day and he loved it. He has had Kimchi before, but staying with me is the opportunity to have it least once a day if not every other day. Although the comic below is a slight exaggeration ...


Silk Road travels with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
Oct 23, 2014
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble will present delightful music during two upcoming concerts in Seoul and Daejeon, mixing tunes from both Europe and Asia. The performances mark the 15th anniversary of the Silk Road Project and are part of the ensemble's Asian tour, foll...