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140905_Korea_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Why Has Bodhi-Dharm...
Sep 05, 2014
"Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?" (1989)Directed by Bae Yong-kyun Deep in the mountains there is a temple where two monks -- Hyegok, an old Zen master, and Haejin, an orphan boy -- live together. One day, a new young monk, Kibong, visits the temple. As he finds himself...


Cultural events plentiful for Chuseok holiday
Sep 05, 2014
A variety of cultural events across the country await sightseers during the upcoming Chuseok holiday. Throughout the extra-long weekend stretching from Saturday, September 6 until Wednesday, September 10, national museums and galleries, ancient royal palaces and tombs and the Jos...

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Korean Cosmetics & Skincare Guide 101
Sep 05, 2014
Korean cosmetics and skin care are arguably among the most sophisticated in the world. International fashion magazine, Marie Claire, claims that South Korea is about 12 years ahead compared to the US when it comes to skin care technology. Yes, they’re that advanced! That is why K...

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Korean postage stamps: a three-part dinosaur series
Sep 05, 2014
The great giant reptiles of the past have never co-existed with humans. Since they are of a monstrous size and yet can no longer be seen, they commonly trigger our curiosity about the past. Universally, dinosaurs are highly interesting animals, and Korea is no exception. Korea Po...


Jumong: founder of Goguryeo Kingdom is man of legend, h...
Sep 04, 2014
Described as the son of the heavens, Jumong was the founding king of Goguryeo, which eventually became the largest dynasty in Korean history. Also known as the Holy King of the East, mythological tales of his origins mostly follow the same basic story. The most widely recognized ...


K-content brings the world together
Sep 04, 2014
Many parts of the world these days are focusing their eyes on things Korean and on both Korean mass media and traditional culture. The trend can be seen by the number of entries received in the “Fall in Love With Korea” contest, an event hosted by the Korean Culture and Informati...


Busan film festival to feature 'Paradise in Service,' '...
Sep 03, 2014
The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open with "Paradise in Service" from Taiwan and close with "Gangster Pay Day" from Hong Kong. The festival kicks off on October 2 and will feature 314 films from 79 countries. "Paradise in Service," by Taiwanese director Chen...


Communication is important, say global leaders
Sep 03, 2014
Leaders of the cultural sector gathered in Korea from across the world for the 2014 Culture Communication Forum (CCF). Representatives from 16 countries learned about diverse aspects of the nation from August 31 to September 2. They visited places where they were able to lear...


Architectural studio reborn as modern art museum
Sep 02, 2014
The old studio for the architectural firm Space, located near Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, has now been turned into a modern art museum.The building itself, designed by the late founder of Space, Kim Swoo-geun (1931-1986), and completed in 1977, is a masterpiece of modern archi...


Pulitzer-winning play: ‘Acceptance of loss brings hope’
Sep 02, 2014
“Rabbit Hole,” a play written by playwright David Lindsay Abaire, was initially staged at regional theaters across the U.S. in 2006. The play was popular enough to be nominated for five Tony awards that same year. In 2007, the work received the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The hit h...