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Historic Korean figures, as seen by global youth
Jul 08, 2015
*This is a follow-up article to a series about the prize winners at the 2015 "Exploring Korean Humanities Together" competition, hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service and Arirang TV. Some thirteen teams of university students from around the world recently gat...


'Behind Korea-Uzbekistan close ties is hero Kim Byeong-...
Jul 08, 2015
The Bukkeukseong team, one of the participating teams in the 2015 'Exploring Korean Humanities Together' competition, consists of members from Korea, Russia and Uzbekistan. The team focused on Kim Byeong-hwa (1905-1974), who established and led a successful collective farm in Sov...


The more you see, the more you like: Milan's Korea Pavi...
Jul 08, 2015
The Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015An over-sized onggi, a traditional earthenware vessel, is one of the popular installation artworks at the Korea Pavilion. The Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 continues to enjoy growing popularity at the world fair currently underway in M...


Dialogue with Korea through history
Jul 07, 2015
A gentleman was giving a lecture to a group of 14 history majors in a seminar room at the National Museum of Korea (NMK) on July 6. The students were from ten different countries, including the Netherlands, France and Germany. The topic of the lecture was the legacy of the past. ...


Five Koreans appointed as new Academy voters
Jul 07, 2015
Two directors, two actors and one artist from the Korean film industry have recently become new members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). AMPAS, the supervisor of the Academy Awards, announced a list of its new 322 members for 2015 in late June...


Global youth comes together over Korean humanities
Jul 06, 2015
Participants in the 2015 ‘Exploring Korean Humanities Together’ competition pose for a commemorative photo after a tour at the Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, on July 5. Students from different cultures, nationalities and age ra...


Medicine based on the humanities saves lives
Jul 06, 2015
The Eumyangohhaeng team gives its presentation about royal physician Heo Jun (1539-1615) during 'Exploring Korean Humanities Together,' a cross-cultural presentation competition. What would you think if youth from across the globe were to build friendships and share a conversa...


Presentations on humanities bring together global youth
Jul 06, 2015
Young people from around the world came together in Korea for a series of presentations on the humanities. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and publisher of, began hosting the “Exploring Ko...


Colombian painter brings art of ‘fatness’ to Seoul
Jul 03, 2015
Fernando Botero is a master painter in the world of Latin American art. He is famous for sticking to his own style, so-called “curviness aesthetics,” where he paints “fat figures.” His works of art feature heavy, stout people in a way that the solemnity of classic art changes int...


Book fair promotes Korea-Japan cultural exchanges
Jul 03, 2015
Prince Akishino Fumihito (second from left) and his spouse (left) listen to an explanation about the special exhibit and books on display at the Korea booth of the Tokyo International Book Fair on July 1. What Korean books on the humanities do Korean and Japanese intellectuals ...