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ASEAN youths cover K-pop songs in Singapore
Nov 25, 2014
Young performers from across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) showed off their singing and dancing at a K-pop festival in Singapore on November 22 where they covered some of their favorite Korean pop and hip-hop songs. Nine troupes from ASEAN nations, including ...


A love set in stone: a tale of a master stone carver an...
Nov 25, 2014
In Gyeongju, the ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 BC–AD 935), there are many historical relics that give one a glimpse into the ancient world whose remnants now serve as artifacts to modern humanity. Bulguksa Temple is among the most famous of such historical sights, a re...


First Korea-UK creative industries forum kicks off
Nov 21, 2014
The first ROK-UK Creative Industries Forum takes place on November 20 at the National Museum of Korea. Korea and the United Kingdom will strengthen their ties and cooperate on the cultural and creative industries. Representatives of the two nations gathered on November 20 at...


Royal letters reveal ancient use of Hangeul
Nov 21, 2014
A collection of letters handwritten in Hangeul by the future King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800) when he was still a young child has recently been unveiled. Jeongjo was the eldest grandson to the then reigning King Yeongjo (r. 1724-1776) when the letters were written. The National Hangeu...


Normandy landscapes to be spotlighted in Seoul
Nov 20, 2014
Paintings that portray the nature and scenery of Normandy, the coastal region of northwestern France, will be brought together in Seoul. The “Landscape Paintings: Monet, Corot, Turner, Boudin, Courbet” exhibition, set to open at the Seoul Arts Center in southern Seoul on November...


Korean poetry translated into English
Nov 20, 2014
Until the early 20th century, many Korean aristocrats often wrote poetry in classical Chinese characters, including many sijo, a standardized form of poetry. Chinese versification was regarded as an important discipline for Confucian scholars and it was a channel of communication...

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Award-winning local liquors: unpasteurized rice beer
Nov 20, 2014
There is a wider range of Korean liquors than commonly assumed. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has recently given awards to 32 traditional alcoholic beverages including various types of rice beer (makegeolli), medicinal wine (yakju), refined rice beer (cheon...


Two tenors leave fans in pleasant agony
Nov 20, 2014
Classical music lovers are standing at the crossroads where they have to choose which concert to go to, choosing between two great tenors who are about to hold simultaneous concerts here in Seoul. One of the two world-class tenors is Jose Carreras, who will perform at the Sejong ...


'Eugene Onegin' comes to the stage
Nov 19, 2014
Tchaikovsky's opera "Eugene Onegin" will be staged in the form of a concert. Singers will present the famous arias intermixed with limited acting in their performance at the Seoul Arts Center on December 6, giving the audience an opportunity to focus on the music. The opera "Euge...

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Korea via stamps : 'The Ownerless Ferryboat' fate unrav...
Nov 19, 2014
'The Ownerless Ferryboat' (1932) is directed by Lee Gyu-hwan and produced by Yooshin Kinema.'The Ownerless Ferryboat'The protagonist, Soosam, had to leave his hometown for Seoul. He led a hard life as a rickshaw driver. One day, when his wife had to be admitted to the hospital du...