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Best of ASEAN festivals to be held on summit sidelines
Nov 26, 2014
A wide variety of cultural offerings related to ASEAN countries will take place at many venues across the country in celebration of the 2014 ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit scheduled for December 11 and 12. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an inter-governmental organizati...

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Mado 1 launched 800 years after sinking
Nov 26, 2014
An ancient cargo ship sank after it was launched from Mado Island off the west coast of Korea some 800 years ago during Goryeo times (918-1392). The cargo ship was full of goods to trade, including pieces of blue celadon and food to be sent to those in power. The ship, the Mado 1...

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Korean literature in English: Windflower
Nov 26, 2014
A poet keeps her eyes on a windflower as it bends its back near a grave. “Intimate with those in despair, grown old,” says the poet, while portraying the purple breath of the flower with the words, “Windflower into your purple the sun reclines.” The cover of 'Windflower,' a ...

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Ingres to Kandinsky: a look at 100 years of Western art...
Nov 26, 2014
The Hangaram Art Museum at the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul, will host the exhibition "Ingres to Kandinsky" starting November 25, organized by the Phillips Collection. "The Small Bather" was painted in 1826 by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. This French wor...

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Cross-country exploration, part 2: Tongyeong and its 12...
Nov 26, 2014
Cho Dae-yong's family has been weaving traditional window blinds out of bamboo and reeds for four generations in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do. "My family has been in this line of work for four generations, turning bamboo and reeds into works of art through months of handiwork. I, ...

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Korean film via stamps: the unfaltering love of 'Chungh...
Nov 26, 2014
'Chunhyangjeon' (1935) is directed by Lee Myeonwoo and produced by Gyeonseong Productions. (image courtesy of the Korea Post) The film "Chunhyangjeon" was released in 1935. It was the first Korean film to have sound added to the motion picture, made by Gyeongseong Productions. Th...

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Cross-country exploration, part 1: Tongyeong, a city of...
Nov 26, 2014
Tongyeong, a southern coastal city of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), is known for having been the childhood home to many historic figures, artists, musicians and literary people. Their roots are concentrated alongside Gangguan Port, the city's main harbor. Tur...

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Complete carnivorous dinosaur found for first time in K...
Nov 25, 2014
The fossils of a small carnivorous dinosaur have been discovered in Hadong County, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The fossils were found with a complete skeleton, including a skull. This is the first time that a complete fossil set of a flesh-eating dinosaur has be...

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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 ...

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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...