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Court dances, songs come back to life
Jul 21, 2015
Tourists in Busan will be given the chance to enjoy traditional songs and dances that were performed at royal palaces in ancient times. The Busan National Gugak Center will present a special performance, “The Queen’s Banquet,” at the Haeundae Grand Hotel from July 28 unti...


Joseon adventures in the 15th century
Jul 21, 2015
The Pyohaerok is a travel diary written by Choe Bu (1454-1504) about his time in Ming China in 1488. Being shipwrecked on Chinese shores, Choe ended up staying in Ming China for 148 days before returning to Joseon. "When the former education official Choe Bu (1454-1504) (최부, 崔...


Exhibit highlights Silla’s 1,000-year-old golden artifa...
Jul 21, 2015
A golden crown from the Geumgwanchong Tomb is praised for its aesthetic beauty. Decorations of three branches and two sets of deer antlers enhance the beauty of a Silla golden crown unearthed at the Geumgwanchong Tomb. A subtle smile, the delicate drape of cloth, and the...


Music festivals to wash away summer heat
Jul 20, 2015
A series of music festivals will be held during the summer to blow away the summer heat. The festivals are scheduled one after the other in July and August and a range of top musicians from around the world will appear on stage, raising a lot of public interest in the e...

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Two fashion designers present menswear collections in N...
Jul 20, 2015
Models walk down the runway, showing off a collection of menswear designed by two Korean designers, during the ‘Concept Korea S/S 2016’ in New York on July 14. Two fashion designers have fascinated fashion leaders in New York City. On July 14, Jang Hyung-chul of...


Special exhibit looks at Hangeul in novels
Jul 20, 2015
In the ‘Writer’s Room,’ Bae Sang Min types a novel on his laptop about summer. This is part of a special exhibit, ‘Hangeul in Novels,’ that will open at the National Hangeul Museum on July 21. In this room, museum-goers can observe the actual procedure of creating a novel and eve...


Bucheon film festival brings stories of love, fantasy, ...
Jul 16, 2015
'Moonwalkers' has been selected as the opening film for the 2015 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. It tells the story of a team that attempts to fake the moon landing. Bucheon will turn into a fantasy world over the next ten days, starting July 16. Marking its 19t...


'Yang-ui Mirae' by Hwang Jung-eun: The in-between of tr...
Jul 16, 2015
This article is from the list: Books from Korea webzine ( by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. It was written by Marianne Godefroy, a Korean studies student at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris. She translated “Yang...


'Learn more about Hanok with us'
Jul 13, 2015
The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) launches a new program that will promote traditionally-styled Hanok homes. The bloggers, all university students, will be given the mission to raise public interest in Hanok residences. The group attends a workshop held at the Andong Hahoe Fol...


‘The Magic Flute’ aims for family fun
Jul 13, 2015
“The Magic Flute,” one of Mozart’s most famous operas, is on its way to lure children at home into its fairy tale world. A new production of the masterpiece will be staged at the Seoul Arts Center on July 15, targeting families and younger viewers. “My goal was to recreat...