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Cinema paradise lands in Busan
Sep 22, 2016
Director Zhang Lu's 'A Quiet Dream' is the opening film at the Busan International Film Festival this year. A festival for world cineastes will soon raise its curtains in Busan. The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) launches this year on Oct. 6, with screeni...


Korean novels on offer at Tokyo book fair
Sep 22, 2016
Novelists Cheon Un-yeong (left) and Kim Insuk will be at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair that runs from Sept. 23 to 25 to share their literature with Japanese readers. A select set of Korean literary works will be featured at the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair. ...


Daegu opera festival livens up the fall
Sep 21, 2016
The Daegu Opera House, in collaboration with Austria's Linz State Theater (Landestheater Linz), performs Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice' on Oct. 21 and 22. Starting next month, a chorus of operatic tunes will echo across the starlit skies of Daegu. The 14th International Dae...


Sending the summer off with the loud beat of a drum
Sep 20, 2016
The summer seems to be almost over, now that everyone is back from their holidays and the sun doesn’t shine as brightly as it did in August. Before the leaves start to fall and we all dive into Chuseok celebrations, however, it's the right time to look back at Korean events that ...


Palaces in the fall, palaces under the stars
Sep 20, 2016
The Heungnyemun Gate (흥례문, 興禮門), the second inner gate at Gyeongbokgung Palace, is illuminated with a colorful display of media art from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in celebration of National Foundation Day (개천절, 開天節). In just a few days, splendid displays of color will illuminate you...


Korean recipes: Songpyeon varieties across Korea, part ...
Sep 15, 2016
Songpyeon can be made from ingredients other than rice. Potatoes, pumpkins and mosi or ramie leaves can also become wonderful ingredients for songpyeon. One of such variety is gamja songpyeon or potato songpyeon made in Gangwon-do Province, as it offers the chewy and savory taste...


Korean recipes: Songpyeon varieties across Korea, part ...
Sep 13, 2016
Songpyeon is the symbol of Chuseok, the mid-autumn harvest holiday when everything is full and abundant with joy. This half moon-shaped rice cake is one of the best-known varieties of rice cake among non-Koreans. Koreans used to make songpyeon rice cakes with a sweet and ...


Twisted, distorted magical world
Sep 13, 2016
Anish Kapoor says he doesn't give much weight to the 'meaning' of his works. He only conveys in his works his concerns, such as whether his work and the space are composed together in harmony and how his audience accepts it. Twisted and curved stainless pillars, not cylinders n...


Peace Corps plants seeds of Korea-US friendship
Sep 13, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (center) shakes hands with U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert (right) during the opening ceremony of the Beautiful Journey, Endless Friendship exhibition at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History on Sept. 12. Pict...


King Sejong's example inspires Thailand, Vietnam
Sep 12, 2016
Students at an elementary school in southern Thailand take bilingual literacy classes. The program is for the minority Patani-Malay people, whose indigenous language is different from the government's official Thai language. The Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of As...