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Spanish daily El Pais says Gangnam has more visitors
Aug 27, 2013
Spanish daily newspaper El Pais recently released a three-page special feature on Gangnam District in southern Seoul under the title “El barrio con mas visitas,” meaning “the neighborhood with more visitors.” Iker Seisdedos, a fan of K-pop and Korean films, wrote the article afte...


War moments captured through Robert Capa’s camera
Aug 26, 2013
Both arms wide, a Spanish soldier holding a gun in his right hand collapses after being shot. This is The Falling Soldier captured by Robert Capa (1913-1954), the very photo which shot him to fame as the world’s greatest war photographer. The Falling Soldier depicting a sold...


Chinese bloggers, journalists promote friendship with K...
Aug 26, 2013
A group of influential journalists and bloggers from China visited Korea recently for six days. Arriving in Korea on August 18 to gain a better understanding of Korea, the group of 15 includes key figures such as scientific writer Fang Zhouzi who is followed by around 1.7 million...


[Interview] Pianist Kim Dae-jin communicates with youth...
Aug 23, 2013
A reflective moment is very important for youths with a growing sense of isolation in the modern world. Kim Dae-jin, a professor at Korea National University of Arts, has tried to make access to classical music easier for young people who have become used to provocative pop cultu...


Asian youths visit Korea to experience culture
Aug 23, 2013
Youths from 21 different cultures had a chance to mingle with each other in Korea. About 200 young people from 21 nations flew to the nation for a special two-week program entitled Youth Camp for Asia’s Future 2013: Asian Youth! Be a New Cultural Icon. The participating nations i...


Little Mix releases Korean version of “Wings”
Aug 23, 2013
British four-piece girl group Little Mix has come up with a Korean version of their hit song “Wings.” Little Mix has released a Korean version of their hit song "Wings." (photo courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Korea Inc.)Little Mix was formed on the eighth series of The ...


Check out K-fashion at Dongdaemun fashion show
Aug 22, 2013
The stereotype that all fashion shows are only for expensive brands will be broken at a new style of fashion show in Dongdaemun, the spot well-known for shopping among fashionistas. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Council of Fashion Designers of Korea (...


An introduction to Gugak – Korean Traditional Music
Aug 22, 2013
You might already know that my PhD is about oral traditions and my focus lies in East Asia, especially Korea.I often come across people who are curious, confused and sometimes even baffled that I’d write and study about Korea.Most of them associate “Korea” with the Hallyu Wave (K...


Festival attracts movie lovers to Gwangju
Aug 22, 2013
Movie lovers will flock to Gwangju for the Gwangju International Film Festival which will be held from August 29 to September 2. Sweetheart Chocolate (photo courtesy of Gwangju International Film Festival)The five-day film festival which marks its 13th year will be held on t...


Early birds flock to palace on Saturday morning
Aug 21, 2013
As dew twinkled on leaves in the sun, people started flocking to Changgyeonggung Palace early in the morning. Nearly 500 people of all ages took their places on the bare floor in Myeongjeongjeon, the main hall of the palace, and waited for the special event, fanning themselves to...