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‘I will strive to become a world-class actor’: Lee Byun...
Jun 05, 2014
Lee Byung-hun shares his thoughts after receiving the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for Best Performance by an Actor at the Australian embassy in Seoul on June 3. (photo: Jeon Han)On June 3, actor Lee Byung-hun belatedly received the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) ...


Joseon Dynasty through film
Jun 05, 2014
The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) ruled over Korea for more than 500 years. The lives and times of the 27 monarchs are some of the most widely used material in Korean film. In 2014 alone, a couple of films set with the royal dynasty as background will be released. Earlier this year,...


Two virtuosos to perform in Seoul, Gyeonggi
Jun 03, 2014
The KBS Symphony Orchestra, one of the most prominent domestic orchestras, will perform alongside two world-renowned artists at its upcoming concerts on June 7 and 8 in Seoul and Osan.The two artists are bass Youn Kwang-chul and French conductor Bertrand de Billy. European v...


Unified Silla Room at National Museum renovated
Jun 02, 2014
The National Museum of Korea (NMK) in Yongsan, Seoul, has recently renovated its permanent display of items from the Unified Silla Kingdom (676-935). Adding new artifacts and reflecting the results of recent academic research, the renovated exhibition now focuses on the two main ...


Swedish fans mesmerized by 4Minute
Jun 02, 2014
4Minute, a five-member girl group, recently held a concert in Sweden. The "4Mintue Fan Bash in Stockholm 2014" was held on May 25 in the Debaser Medis venue in central Stockholm, packed with the passion of the Swedish fans. 4Minute has now become the first Korean girl group to gi...


Explore Korea's UNESCO world heritage in Gangwon-do
Jun 02, 2014
Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) is home to two UNESCO-listed world heritage items: a royal tomb and a traditional festival.First, though many of the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910) are scattered across the whole nation, one of the most beautiful is the Jangneun...


Ancient gilt bronze crown, shoe found in Gyeonggi-do
May 30, 2014
A gilt bronze crown and a shoe, presumably from the ancient Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660), have been unearthed in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). This is the first time that a Baekje gilt bronze crown and shoe have been found in the area around Gyeonggi-do.Accordin...


Playwright Lee Gun-sam in English
May 30, 2014
Why do theatergoers go and see plays on the stage? It’s quite possibly because live actors and actresses provide something unique and delightful that only theater can offer. Lee Gun-sam (1929-2003) has long been regarded as standing out among other playwrights, even posthumously,...


Expats join cross-cultural experience
May 30, 2014
A fresh opportunity to explore the humanities and to visit historical sites across Korea will be offered to non-Korean speakers starting next month. Starting in June and running through to the end of the year, a variety of cultural programs have been prepared by the Korean Cu...


Actress Song Hye-kyo stars in Chinese star-studded film
May 28, 2014
“I was really eager to work with John Woo and with Chinese stars.”That’s what actress Song Hye-kyo had to say about appearing in the Hong Kong director’s upcoming newest film, “The Crossing.”The movie features a star-studded cast, bringing together the nation’s most celebrated st...