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Utopia in East Asian landscape paintings
Jul 29, 2014
The face of a rugged mountain peak is made up of grand, astonishing rocks, while a bargeman leisurely paddles a small boat as he passes by a large, thick tree.Such a scene depicted in landscape paintings is amazingly calm and peaceful, and it makes the summer heat disappear. The ...


Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jul 29, 2014
This is the eighth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Master Craftsmen The style of pottery prominent today has been handed down since the early Joseon era. Some 500 years have passed, but production methods, the shape of the urns and the...


'Photos capture masculine beauty of Dokdo'
Jul 29, 2014
Photographer Kim Jung-man admires his own works, on display in a photo exhibition at the Sejong Museum of Art on July 28. (photo: Jeon Han)Photographer Kim Jung-man has compared Korea’s easternmost outcropping, Dokdo, to a man. “Dokdo is like a taciturn father or a mother’s bosom...


Directors see opportunity in Chinese film market
Jul 28, 2014
The film industry here is getting increasingly involved in making Chinese movies. Kwak Jae-yong, director of 2001's smash hit romantic comedy "My Sassy Girl," has just completed two more films in China, a romantic comedy titled "My Girlfriend is Sick"/ "我的早更女," a project that's c...


Traditional markets are window into the lifestyle of th...
Jul 28, 2014
Koreans use the expression saram naemse, “the smell of the people,” to express the feeling of being surrounded by humanity. This sense of being together as one with a crowd, even in the absence of a relationship between each individual, is an important part of Korean culture. Whe...

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The Fairy and the Woodcutter: tragic love, Korean-style
Jul 25, 2014
The Fairy and the Woodcutter is one of the most popular of all Korean folktales. Almost all children in Korea grow up reading a version of this love story. The story has three well-known versions that differ mainly in plot length. The following is a synopsis of the full version o...


South, North joint excavation re-starts in Kaesong
Jul 25, 2014
The two Koreas have agreed to revive efforts at discovering historical artifacts remaining at Manwoldae, the site of the official royal palace of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Manwoldae is located in the ancient capital city of Kaesong (Gaeseong), North Hwanghae Province, jus...


Beat the heat with summer concerts
Jul 24, 2014
Ozzy Osbourne. Queen. Lady Gaga. Richie Sambora. Maroon 5.These are just some of the world-class musicians who will head to Korea this summer. Large-scale concerts this season will feature popular musicians from both Korea and abroad, covering various genres from rock 'n' roll an...

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Learn about Korea through postage stamps
Jul 23, 2014
The Korea-Made Character Series is a set of specially designed postage stamps printed yearly since 2011 by the national postal service, Korea Post. So far, this series has printed stamps featuring popular Korean cartoon characters like Pororo, Pucca, Robocar Poli & Larva. The...


Meet comic book, cartoon characters at SICAF 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Myeong-dong in central Seoul has been transformed into a world of exciting and funny comic book and cartoon characters from around the world. The 18th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (SICAF2014) kicked-off on July 22. The area around Myeong-dong and Namsan Mo...