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Jeju women skin divers to become UNESCO heritage items
Nov 02, 2016
The society and community surrounding the female haenyeo skin divers (해녀) of Jeju Island are likely to be added to the UNESCO list of humanity's intangible cultural heritage items. The evaluation body at UNESCO recommended that the Jeju haenyeo divers be added to the list of ...

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'Into the Light' & 'Mother and Child': two short-story ...
Nov 02, 2016
Part of the mandate of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) is to bring writings both known and unknown by any ethnic Korean person, written in either Korean, Japanese or any other language, into the broader English-language world of global lit.This includes ...

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Korean recipes: Galbitang beef rib soup
Oct 28, 2016
Galbitang beef rib soup (갈비탕) is served with big chunks of beef rib in a delicious broth in a huge bowl. It's one of the unmissable dishes served for guests, especially on special occasions like weddings. Beef ribs are so tasty that the soup can be cooked all sorts of ways, like ...

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130 more relics found in Myeongnyang Straits
Oct 27, 2016
A variety of Goryeo celadon porcelain is discovered during the fourth underwater excavation at the Myeongnyang Straits off the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula in Jeollanam-do Province. A fourth underwater excavation at the Myeongnyang Straits, off the coasts of Jind...

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Enjoy afternoon concerts at Deoksugung Palace
Oct 25, 2016
The crossover band Second Moon, an eclectic ensemble featuring a violin, a mandolin, an accordion and a penny whistle, will stage an afternoon concert at Deoksugung Palace on Oct. 28. Over the next few weeks, you can look forward to afternoon concerts every Friday at Deoksug...

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Gyeongbokgung Palace hosts Hanbok fashion show
Oct 24, 2016
Models sweep down the runway in their elegant Hanbok dresses during the Moonlight Hanbok Fashion Show at Gyeongbokgung Palace on Oct. 22. This past weekend, a Hanbok fashion show splashed Korea's five traditional colors across the courtyards of Gyeongbokgung Palace. In c...

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Busan Biennale Play Ground invites all to share in art ...
Oct 21, 2016
Busan will host the Busan Biennale Play Ground where everyone will be able to enjoy art, performances and parties, all together. Marking the 2016 Art Week, the Busan Biennale Organizing Committee will host the event on Oct. 23 at the F1963 Square at the Busan Museum of A...

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Midnight cultural events to expand in 2017
Oct 18, 2016
A group of dancers performs a traditional fan dance in front of an illuminated stone pagoda during one of the midnight concerts this past summer in Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do Province. The Midnight Cultural Heritage Program (문화재 야행), after a promising first-year run, will pick ...

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Korea, France engage in poetic dialogue
Oct 17, 2016
The second Translation Atelier for Korean and French Poets wraps up with a poetry reading on Oct. 14 at a bookstore in Sinchon, Seoul. During the event, poet Kang Jeong (right) recites the Korean translation of the poem 'Ceux qui nagent a cote' by Guillaume Fayard (left). Poets...

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Book Review: 'Human Acts' by Han Kang
Oct 11, 2016
A dark, dark pall hangs over modern-day South Korea, and it's not the atrocities being committed in North Korea, as unlikely as that may sound. This dark pall is much more consumerist and much more industrial than any horrors taking place north of the 38th parallel.This pall is t...