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New twist on ancient love tale: Chun-hyang on the stage
Nov 13, 2014
The classical tale of the “Chunhyangjeon,” the love story between Seong Chun-hyang and Lee Mong-ryong, is a much-read and familiar story to the Korean world. Now, a U.S.-based theater director is telling the love story from a different point of view. Theater director Andrei Serba...


A Tale of Two Brothers: Affectionate siblings surprise ...
Nov 13, 2014
This is a story of brotherhood. It is not a story that ends in feuding for family funds, nor is it a warning against the dangers of sibling rivalry. It’s a story of ideal brotherhood, of true selflessness and genuine love for one’s family. Three Years Received, Three Years Given ...

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Korea via stamps: tragic 'In Pursuit of Love'
Nov 13, 2014
'In Pursuit of Love' (1928) is directed by Na Un-gyu. Na Un-gyu Productions (image courtesy of the Korea Post)Korea Post recently selected a few of the most representative Korean movies from the past, starting from the birth of Korean cinema during the nation's difficult early 20...


Korea as seen in East Asia
Nov 12, 2014
How do East Asian countries and territories, such as mainland China, Japan and Taiwan, view Korea and its culture? To find out the answer, the Northeast Asian History Foundation and the Forum for the Study of East Asian History co-hosted an international conference on November 7 ...


Joseon white porcelain found underwater off west coast
Nov 10, 2014
Some 111 pieces of white porcelain have been discovered underwater off the west coast near Taean County, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). The collection of white porcelain is believed to be from late Joseon times (1392-1910), produced sometime between the late 18th...


Traditional, modern and contemporary art as one: exhibi...
Nov 10, 2014
Art that combines the traditional, the modern and the contemporary is currently on display in the mainland Chinese capital. The late Paik Nam June, representing contemporary Korean art, Lee Wal Chong characterizing the modern, and Kim Hyun Jung the traditional, all have works in ...


Korean TV, music sweeps Cuba
Nov 10, 2014
Hallyu, the Korean Wave, is now sweeping across Cuba.Many domestic Korean media outlets have recently covered the Cuban people’s great interest in all things Korean. The dailies said that Korean TV soap operas, audition-themed survival programs and pop music are all enjoying grea...


Selected Poems of Pak Tu-jin now in English
Nov 06, 2014
Pak Tu-jin (1916-1998) is the late poet who found a new voice and saw the reflection of human beings in nature. For the poet himself, nature was a fountain of solitude and a provider of comfort and peace of mind at the same time, as can be seen in his series of poetic works. In h...


London Korean Film Festival to showcase 55 films
Nov 06, 2014
The world of Korean cinema is now unfolding in London, U.K. The ninth London Korean Film Festival will take place at Leicester Square and other venues across the British capital between November 6 and 21, and a total of 55 films will be screened. The opening film is "Kundo: Age o...

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Korea via stamps: 'Arirang,' the first movie
Nov 06, 2014
'Arirang' (1926) is directed by Na Un-gyu and funded by Choson Cinema Productions Modern visual records, like photographs and motion pictures, were first introduced to Korea during late Joseon times. Even the reigning King Gojong (r. 1863-1907) took frequent photographs. Many po...