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Midnight cultural events to expand in 2017
Oct 18, 2016
A group of dancers performs a traditional fan dance in front of an illuminated stone pagoda during one of the midnight concerts this past summer in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do Province. The Midnight Cultural Heritage Program (문화재 야행), after a promising first-year run, will pick ...


Korea, France engage in poetic dialogue
Oct 17, 2016
The second Translation Atelier for Korean and French Poets wraps up with a poetry reading on Oct. 14 at a bookstore in Sinchon, Seoul. During the event, poet Kang Jeong (right) recites the Korean translation of the poem 'Ceux qui nagent a cote' by Guillaume Fayard (left). Poets...


Book Review: 'Human Acts' by Han Kang
Oct 11, 2016
A dark, dark pall hangs over modern-day South Korea, and it's not the atrocities being committed in North Korea, as unlikely as that may sound. This dark pall is much more consumerist and much more industrial than any horrors taking place north of the 38th parallel.This pall is t...


World-class violinists grace the stage this fall
Oct 11, 2016
In the upcoming autumn months, three world-class violinists will grace Seoul's concert halls with their melodious presence. German violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Julia Fischer and Korean violinist Chung Kyung Wha will each stage a one-night-only performance at the Seoul A...


570th anniversary of Hangeul: ‘We love the Korean alpha...
Oct 10, 2016
A ceremony at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul marks the 570th anniversary of the promulgation and dissemination of the Korean alphabet on Oct. 9. As this year marks the 570th anniversary of the promulgation and dissemination of the Hangeul (한글) alphabet, ...


'Arirang,' a melody across generations
Oct 10, 2016
The 2016 Arirang Festival opens on Oct. 8 at the National Museum of Korea with an outdoor concert featuring many variations of the song 'Arirang' and accompanied by the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra. The Korean folk song "Arirang," in genres both old and new, echoed across...


Paintings revisit life in ancient cities
Oct 06, 2016
The City in Art, Art in the City exhibit opens at the National Museum of Korea on Oct. 5, with a focus on works of art that depict life in cities from the 1700s through to the early 1930s. Crowds of people, no taller than half a fingernail, walk left and right along a riverba...


I hope you can help deepen Korea-China friendship: cult...
Oct 05, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (second from right) greets popular Chinese online personalities who are visiting Korea at the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul on Oct. 3. A total of 13 well-known Chinese bloggers and online personalities, dubbed 網紅 in simplifie...


Korean intangible cultural heritage comes to the stage
Oct 05, 2016
Five of Korea's UNESCO-registered intangible cultural heritages will be brought to life on stage as part of a series of performances every Saturday throughout October. The National Intangible Heritage Center, part of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), will put on sh...


Korea, Iran share friendship through culture
Oct 04, 2016
Iranians enjoy taking photos while trying on some traditional Korean Hanbok clothes, part of a sideline event at the 2016 Korea-Iran Cultural Harmony in Teheran festival at the Milad Tower in Tehran on Sept. 27. Culture has helped Korea and Iran become united once again. A ...