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Sunset in Bukchon Hanok Village
Mar 06, 2015
A little over a year ago, I moved to Bukchon Hanok Village from Yeonhui-dong. I moved there to be closer to Sungkyunkwan University, which is just on the other side of Changdeokgung, a brisk walk up the hillside. Bukchon itself is the area between the palaces Gyeongbokgung and Ch...


NYT highlights LA's Koreatown as intersection of East &...
Mar 05, 2015
Recently, the New York Times put Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood in the limelight, saying that is has a vibrant atmosphere. On February 11, the New York Times published, "36 Hours in Koreatown, Los Angeles," part of a series of seven-minute documentaries based on a reporter's...


Two operas bring laughs & fun to Daegu
Mar 05, 2015
Two operas are on their way to Daegu to shower local audiences with unstoppable laughs and fun. The Daegu Opera House will stage Rossini's “The Barber of Seville” and then Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro.” Both works are based on French playwright Beaumarchais’s three-part Figar...

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The First Full Moon and Spring's Jeongwol Daeboreum
Mar 05, 2015
Jeongwol daeboreum is a Korean tradition celebrated at the start of spring, the day of the first full moon of the lunar year.This year, jeongwol daeboreum is today, March 5! In Korea, people will wish everyone for good fortune and good health by cracking a peanut or walnut with t...


Readers in Havana get taste of Korean literature
Feb 26, 2015
A Korean Literature Night has been held in Havana, Cuba, a country known for its passion for books and literature. The event was held on February 13 on the sidelines of the 2015 International Book Fair of Havana. As part of the event, poet Moon Chung-hee and novelist Oh ...


Masks & the Mask Dance
Feb 26, 2015
This is the sixth part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage The Lion Dance (Top) A lion comes out of the kitchen holding a bowl made from a gourd in its mouth; (bottom) A lion steps ...


Korean film via stamps -- 'TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War...
Feb 25, 2015
The film "TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War" is about two brothers who are swept away in a gruesome war and end up fighting on opposite sides. The film, set during the Korean War (1950-1953), was released on February 25, 2004. It was a landmark in the history of Korean cinema, setting...


Hanbok takes center stage in Hollywood
Feb 24, 2015
Last week, a Hanbok fashion show was held in Hollywood as part of a pre-opening event for The Oscars, one of the largest global cinema events. A wide variety of Hanbok styles and designs were shown at the Hanbok fashion show, a pre-opening event at the 87th Academy Awards.Th...


New collection compiles history of modern art sales
Feb 13, 2015
The recently published six-volume ‘Collection of the History of the Modern Art Market in Korea’ compiles records of the history of Korea’s modern art industry. A collection of records that trace the history of Korean modern art and the art market has recently been published. The ...


Enjoy Lunar New Year at museums, palaces
Feb 13, 2015
There will be many events held at national museums and ancient palaces across the country during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. Visitors can learn about the meaning of the holiday and enjoy a range of traditional pastimes. From February 18 to 22, performances, traditional g...