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Tenor Lim Hyung-joo hosts celebratory concert
Nov 18, 2014
Tenor Lim Hyung-joo will host the "Finally & New Start" concert on November 26, the government's officially-declared "culture day" for the month, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul. His fifth album, "Finally," was launched in December 2013, his...

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Korean literature in English - Poems of the Korean War
Nov 18, 2014
'Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War' Edited and translated by Suh Ji-Moon (White Pine Press)A collection of poetry, "Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War," with entries spanning professional writers enlisted into the army through to common soldiers yet all writing about t...


Which axe is yours?: A tale of three axes teaches that ...
Nov 17, 2014
Once upon a time in a distant land, there lived an honest logger. His axe was not particularly valuable, for it was old, made of impure metal and was partly rusted, but it served its purpose well. On a regular day just like any other, the logger went up to the mountains and, afte...

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Hot as ever, the global village exclaims 'I love Korea'
Nov 17, 2014
Global enthusiasm for Korea is hotter than ever. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of, held its "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, jointly with KBS World, from July to October this ye...


Thousands of people make kimchi with hands, heart
Nov 17, 2014
More than 2,300 people gather at the 2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, joining a giant kimchi-making event at Seoul Plaza on November 14. During this time of the year, families, their relatives and next-door neighbors sit around together and prepare kimchi, the ran...

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'Hamlet' wraps up year of celebrating Shakespeare
Nov 14, 2014
Starting earlier this year, timeless pieces like "Macbeth," "The Tempest," "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," "Othello" and "Julius Caesar" took to the stage to perform for local audiences on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. From the famous to ...


New twist on ancient love tale: Chun-hyang on the stage
Nov 13, 2014
The classical tale of the “Chunhyangjeon,” the love story between Seong Chun-hyang and Lee Mong-ryong, is a much-read and familiar story to the Korean world. Now, a U.S.-based theater director is telling the love story from a different point of view. Theater director Andrei Serba...


A Tale of Two Brothers: Affectionate siblings surprise ...
Nov 13, 2014
This is a story of brotherhood. It is not a story that ends in feuding for family funds, nor is it a warning against the dangers of sibling rivalry. It’s a story of ideal brotherhood, of true selflessness and genuine love for one’s family. Three Years Received, Three Years Given ...

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Korea via stamps: tragic 'In Pursuit of Love'
Nov 13, 2014
'In Pursuit of Love' (1928) is directed by Na Un-gyu. Na Un-gyu Productions (image courtesy of the Korea Post)Korea Post recently selected a few of the most representative Korean movies from the past, starting from the birth of Korean cinema during the nation's difficult early 20...


Korea as seen in East Asia
Nov 12, 2014
How do East Asian countries and territories, such as mainland China, Japan and Taiwan, view Korea and its culture? To find out the answer, the Northeast Asian History Foundation and the Forum for the Study of East Asian History co-hosted an international conference on November 7 ...