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Korean animation wins int'l animation awards
Jun 23, 2014
Two Korean animated short films have recently won best prizes at world-leading international animation festivals. Joung Yumi’s “Love Games” and Jeong Dahee’s “Man on the Chair” won the top prizes for short films at the Animafest Zagreb 2014 and at the Annecy International Animate...


New WKB bloggers embark on service as ‘cultural ambassa...
Jun 23, 2014
The newest team of bloggers for the Worldwide Korea Blog (WKB), the English-language blog affiliated with (, has been launched, ready to serve for a year as the "cultural bridge” that brings together neighbors from around the world. The Korean Culture and ...


Korea, China to expand cultural communication
Jun 20, 2014
A group of influential Chinese journalists and bloggers has visited Korea to further develop the bilateral friendship and cooperation that exists between the two East Asian neighbors. The group included seven so-called "power bloggers," online writers with a wide following, s...


Russian composers to be spotlighted in Seoul, Cheonan
Jun 20, 2014
The KBS Symphony Orchestra will bring to classical music lovers the quintessence of two great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The concerts will be held, first, at the Cheonan Arts Center, in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), and then at the S...


President appreciates ethnic Korean artwork
Jun 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Kazakhstan, attended a cultural exchange exhibition for ethnic Koreans at the Palace of Independence in Astana, the Kazakhstani capital, on June 19. President Park attended the opening ceremony of an exhibition for modern eth...


Seoul Int’l Book Fair embraces world of books
Jun 19, 2014
Korea’s largest book festival, the Seoul International Book Fair 2014, kicked off its five-day schedule on June 18. A total of 369 publishers from 23 countries will participate in this year’s fair, with the theme of, “See the world through books, envision the future with books.” ...


Daehangno reaches out to non-Korean speakers
Jun 19, 2014
Daehangno, or "University Street," is one of the most popular districts in Seoul, especially among young students and promising thespians. The neighborhood is home to many small theaters, where viewers can enjoy novel, creative shows and incredible acting from the talented cast, ...


Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jun 18, 2014
*This is the fourth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Shaping the Pottery An expert potter, a daejang in Korean, is one who can shape the raw clay. A master potter makes the bottom of the urn first. This process is called the mulrek...


Landscapes through literature, painting
Jun 17, 2014
Natural beauty has always been a source of inspiration. From the ancient past until today, the passion and effort put into translating an artist's impression of nature have been expressed in a wide range of art forms, from the tangible, like poems and literature, through to the i...


All-out effort in the heart of Russia to promote Korea
Jun 17, 2014
Since 2010, there has been a constant rise in the number of Russian tourists flying to Korea. The figure in 2013 has grown five percent to 175,000, compared with the previous year. Amid the vigorous flow between Korea and Russia of both the arts and tourists, at their summit in N...