gnb content footer

home

News Focus

Culture

Culture

Culture RSS RSS

Culture

A_Sketch_Of_The_Fading_Sun_Cover_th_02.jpg

Korean novels in English: ‘A Sketch of The Fading Sun’
Jun 24, 2014
One of the most lauded novelists in Korean literature is writer Park Wan-suh. Park has long been praised for many of her works, writings that are considered to have opened a new chapter in Korean literature. Specifically, many of her works are themed on the division of Korea, bas...

140624_korea_pottery_thb2.jpg

Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jun 24, 2014
*This is the fifth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Moving the raw pottery The finished raw pottery needs to be moved from the potter's wheel to the kiln for drying. It takes caution and proper equipment to move because it can easily be...

UNESCO_Program_Uigwe_Suwon_Fortress_th_02.jpg

Diplomatic community visits UNESCO heritage sites
Jun 24, 2014
Every important life event experienced by a king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), from being born and getting married all the way through to rising to the throne and, finally, passing away, was honored and remembered with a national celebration. These milestones throughout ...

Goryeo-pond-140623-thumb2.jpg

Ancient Goryeo garden, pond unearthed
Jun 23, 2014
The large ruins of a pond and a garden from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) have been discovered at Silsangsa Temple in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). This is the first time that a Goryeo garden facility has been found in good condition. According to the Cultural Her...

Man-on-the-chair_L3_sss.jpg

Korean animation wins int'l animation awards
Jun 23, 2014
Two Korean animated short films have recently won best prizes at world-leading international animation festivals. Joung Yumi’s “Love Games” and Jeong Dahee’s “Man on the Chair” won the top prizes for short films at the Animafest Zagreb 2014 and at the Annecy International Animate...

KoreaNet_Bloggers_Ceremony_th_02.jpg

New WKB bloggers embark on service as ‘cultural ambassa...
Jun 23, 2014
The newest team of bloggers for the Worldwide Korea Blog (WKB), the English-language blog affiliated with Korea.net (www.korea.net), has been launched, ready to serve for a year as the "cultural bridge” that brings together neighbors from around the world. The Korean Culture and ...

140620_korea_china_cooperation_thb2.jpg

Korea, China to expand cultural communication
Jun 20, 2014
A group of influential Chinese journalists and bloggers has visited Korea to further develop the bilateral friendship and cooperation that exists between the two East Asian neighbors. The group included seven so-called "power bloggers," online writers with a wide following, s...

KBS_Symphony_Orchestra_Poster_th_02.jpg

Russian composers to be spotlighted in Seoul, Cheonan
Jun 20, 2014
The KBS Symphony Orchestra will bring to classical music lovers the quintessence of two great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The concerts will be held, first, at the Cheonan Arts Center, in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), and then at the S...

Kazak_culture_L1_sss.jpg

President appreciates ethnic Korean artwork
Jun 20, 2014
President Park Geun-hye, currently on a state visit to Kazakhstan, attended a cultural exchange exhibition for ethnic Koreans at the Palace of Independence in Astana, the Kazakhstani capital, on June 19. President Park attended the opening ceremony of an exhibition for modern eth...

Seoul_bookfair_L5_sss.jpg

Seoul Int’l Book Fair embraces world of books
Jun 19, 2014
Korea’s largest book festival, the Seoul International Book Fair 2014, kicked off its five-day schedule on June 18. A total of 369 publishers from 23 countries will participate in this year’s fair, with the theme of, “See the world through books, envision the future with books.” ...