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Cultural, historical experiences bring Korea closer
Jul 27, 2015
How can a person learn more about the society and history of a country? Visiting, seeing first-hand and looking around historical and heritage sites is the best way to learn more about Korean society and history. This was the case for a recent tour to Namhansanseo...


Scholars emphasize qualitative growth in Korean studies
Jul 27, 2015
Korean studies experts from around the globe have gathered in Seoul to attend the Korean Studies Assembly 2015 on July 24. At the gathering, some 300 Korean studies researchers and scholars, including 36 presenters from 15 countries, shared the outcome and the current status of t...


Underwater photographs create new world
Jul 24, 2015
Zena Holloway, a British underwater photographer, is holding her first exhibition in Seoul, showcasing a collection of her photographs taken underwater. The images on exhibit here reveal the mystical, unknown world under the waves. Holloway’s “The Fantasy” exhibition is u...


Shandong Province hosts Korean book fair
Jul 23, 2015
Book lovers in Jinan, Shandong Province, browse a range of Korean books at the Mini Book Fair in China on July 22. Jinan (지난, 齊南), the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China and just across the water from the Korean Peninsula, recently hosted the second Mini ...


Painter portrays turbulent times after independence
Jul 22, 2015
Painter Lee Quede (1913-1965) dedicated himself to art under the gloom of Japanese colonialism. When Korea was granted independence after 35 years of colonial rule, it suffered another ordeal due to the division of the peninsula and then the Korean War (1950-1953). Even d...


A look back on the 13 years of the Daehan Empire
Jul 22, 2015
Whether as a country or as an individual, being around for only 13 years is not a lot of time.Throughout Korean history, there has never been a Korean state quite like the Daehan Empire (1897-1910), which perished so soon after its founding. Its short history of 13 years is now o...


Korean cuisine enjoyed by 1 million people
Jul 22, 2015
Clelia Sepe (center) celebrates becoming the 1 millionth visitor to the Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. The Korea Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has had its 1 millionth visitor. The pavilion announced on July 22 that it has offered two return tickets from Italy to K...


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...