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Mountain fortress one step closer to UNESCO World Herit...
May 12, 2014
The Namhansanseong, a mountain fortress located 30 kilometers south of Seoul, is now one step closer to being inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. On April 25, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory body at the UNESCO World Heritag...

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Korean short stories and novellas in English #3
May 09, 2014
The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature series features 15 volumes of short stories in both English and Korean.Lee Dong-ha’s “Outside the Door,” one of the fifteen volumes in the Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature collection published on March 14 this year, r...


Der Spiegel highlights K-pop
May 09, 2014
The German magazine Der Spiegel has shone its spotlight on K-pop and Korean hip hop and pop culture. In a three-page April 28 article, "Soundtrack eines Wunders," or "Soundtrack of a miracle," the magazine reported that stars like Girls' Generation and PSY are sweeping Asia and t...


Impressionism and 19C Paris come to Seoul
May 07, 2014
Impressionist painters portrayed subjects from their everyday lives and from nature, using fine, scattered brush strokes, a sophisticated depiction of light and a wide range of color. Their works have long been some of the most favorite among art lovers. Many of these Impressioni...


Ballet brings dance to Bach
May 07, 2014
Europe during the Baroque era, a period and artistic style that prevailed in the 17th century, was dominated by a series of great musicians who are beloved to this day. Among them is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), the great German musician and composer. Dubbed the “Father of ...


Take to the skies at the Jeju Aerospace Museum
May 02, 2014
Already blessed with tropical plants and a volcanic landscape, Jejudo Island, one of the most famous Korean tourist destinations, has now gained another attraction: the Jeju Aerospace Museum. The Jeju Aerospace Museum recently opened its doors to the public.Covering both avi...


Vietnam Bronze Age on display in Seoul
May 02, 2014
Several bronze drums welcome visitors as they enter the exhibition hall. Inside, a drumming sound resonates, but the metal drum beats sound quite different from the more common wooden ones. These bronze drums, crafted in ancient Vietnam, symbolize the pride and tradition of the c...


Opera festival hits Seoul in May
May 01, 2014
May will be an exciting month for opera fans this year. The fifth Korea Opera Festival will take place at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) in southern Seoul. This year's festival focuses on heroines who fall in love, their passion leading them onward to happiness or destruction. Salom...

140430_korean_film_thb1.jpg's list of must-see films: Secret Sunshine
Apr 30, 2014
Secret Sunshine (2007) ("Milyang") Directed by Lee Chang-dong The protagonist Shinae, played by Jeon Do-yeon, and her son are on their way to the town of Milyang in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), the hometown of her deceased husband. During the journey, her car ...


Shin Kyung-sook's novel receives worldwide attention
Apr 28, 2014
Shin Kyung-sook's novel "I'll Be Right There" describes painful memories from the main character's youth. The fictional tale touched the hearts of many readers when it was published in Korea in 2010. Now, the book is getting rave reviews around the world.The book was translated a...