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Korea via stamps: patriotic girl Ryu Gwan-sun
Aug 27, 2015
There is a famous woman and patriot in Korean history who is often compared to France's Joan of Arc. Ryu Gwan-sun (1902-1920) was active in the March 1 Independence Movement in 1919. Ryu was born into a Protestant family in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South ...


Kid-focused library helps children dream
Aug 27, 2015
Young children in a library read books with their family members while crawling or rolling over the floor warmed by an ondol under-floor heating system. Some people are reading books under the shade of the trees in the garden. Others are taking part in interesting cultural...


Food, music come to Frankfurt
Aug 25, 2015
Frankfurters will have the chance to enjoy some Korean cuisine and traditional music at two separate upcoming festivals. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Frankfurt will host a Korea Pavilion during the Museum Embankment Festival, an annual party that runs...


US reality show filmed at Suwon fortress
Aug 25, 2015
A U.S. reality show has been shot at the Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do Province. An episode of the reality show "Better Late Than Never," in which former celebrities travel around Korea, was filmed there. "Better Late Than N...


Catholic church becomes cultural asset
Aug 25, 2015
The Ganggyeong Catholic Church in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do Province (South Chungcheong Province), was officially registered as a cultural asset on Aug. 25. Built in 1961, the church has unique arch beams and boasts a modern and Western architectural style. The ch...


Traditional music unites Eurasia
Aug 20, 2015
Musicians from five Asian countries -- Korea, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkey-- will present their sounds in harmony with one another. The musicians will hold a special concert, “Silk Road, Sori-gil Road,” as part of an upcoming “Silk Road Cultural Festival in Gyeo...


Korea via stamps: Ahn Jung-geun
Aug 19, 2015
A stamp is dedicated to independence activist Ahn Jung-geun. "If I fail once, I try again. If I fail again, I will try for a third time, fourth time and tenth time. Even if I am defeated the one hundredth time, I will not give in. I must certainly have ...


Korean film takes two top honors at Locarno
Aug 18, 2015
A Korean auteur has won the grand prize at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. Director Hong Sang-soo took home the coveted Golden Leopard on Aug. 15 for his latest film, “Right Now, Wrong Then.” Hong is now the second Korean director to ...


‘Hello, Mr. K’ energizes Iksan
Aug 17, 2015
The Gwanggaeto Samulnori percussion group performs a lion dance to a beat box rhythm during the ‘Hello, Mr. K’ concert at the Iksan Arts Center on Aug. 15. “Ari, Arirang…” The lyrics of the song "Arirang" filled the Iksan Arts Center in Iksan City, Jeollabuk-do (North Je...


'Jingbirok' records 7-yr invasion
Aug 15, 2015
A special exhibition looking back on the life of Ryu Seong-ryong (1542-1607), who went by the penname of Seoae, is now underway at the National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul. Ryu recorded the history of how Korea overcame the seven-year national crisis that followed the Japanese ...