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Korean short stories in English #1
Apr 08, 2014
The Bilingual Edition of Modern Korean Literature series features 15 short stories in English and Korean.A series of short stories written by 15 authors, representing the breadth and depth of the literary scene, is now readable in both Korean and English. The Bilingual Edition of...


Secret Garden welcomes visitors to the Nakseonjae
Apr 08, 2014
Spring flowers welcome visitors to the back garden of the Nakseonjae, a residential compound inside Changdeokgung Palace, one of the five main palaces during the Joseon era (1392-1910). The garden is decorated with cherry blossoms, apricot flowers and other flowers, covering the ...


Seaweed finds a place on tables around the world
Apr 07, 2014
Gim, or laver, a type of edible seaweed, is one of the staple side dishes found on the Korean table. It is a very versatile ingredient, as it can be cooked in a variety of forms. It can come as gim gyeranmari, a rolled egg omelette in seaweed, or it can be fried along with dried ...


Traditional crafts showcased in Milan
Apr 07, 2014
A modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean crafts will be showcased in Milan, Italy. The "Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014" exhibition will take place at the Triennale di Milano, a design museum, over six days starting April 8. This is the second such ...


Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum
Apr 04, 2014
A medieval knight comes out from the frame and holds his lance at head height, aiming at his target. A giant, scary fish opens its maw as wide as it can, to swallow everything in sight. People have angelic wings sprouting from their back and look like they've descended from the s...


Reading on the rise: FT
Apr 04, 2014
“Thanks to encouragement by teachers and the government, the habit of reading is on the increase in South Korea.” The Financial Times (FT), a British daily, reported that a variety of efforts by the Korean government have brought kids closer to books in its March 28 article, “How...


Retrospective on Iranian artist Shirin Neshat
Apr 03, 2014
“The reason why I’ve been inspired by Muslim women lies in the courage they’ve shown in standing up for their rights against all odds, and breaking down conventional rules. They’ve tried to make their existence and struggles noticed.” Neshat’s 1999 work, “Rapture,” is one of...


'The Elixir of Love' hits Seoul stage in joint Korea-It...
Apr 03, 2014
The comic opera "The Elixir of Love" will be appearing on stage in Seoul, produced hand-in-hand by Korean and Italian opera companies. It will be a new opportunity for Seoul classical music aficionados to once again show their love for Italian music, which always ranks high on li...


Pop duo TVXQ hosts fan train trip
Apr 02, 2014
Pop duo TVXQ made headlines recently when they hosted a train trip for their fans.On March 24, U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin travelled along in the "TVXQ Train," specially designed for the day, from Seoul all the way to Gokseong, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), and back, en...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [9]
Apr 01, 2014
*This is the ninth part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” The designation and transmission of gannil 3. The ipja-jangs An ipja-jang is an artisan who assembles the two parts of the hat, the crown and the brim. This craftsman completes the gat by repeate...