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Poet Pak Mogwol, the Epitome of Pure Lyricism
Mar 23, 2016
Born in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province in 1915, Pak Mogwol first became well known for writing children’s poetry. In 1933, his poem “Tong-ttak-ttak Tong-ttak-ttak” was selected for a prize by the magazine Child, and in the same year another poem, “Welcoming the Swallows,” wa...


Mozart rocks the musical stage
Mar 23, 2016
The French musical 'Mozart, l'opera rock' is a dramatization of the life of the 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) died at the young age of 35, but left in his wake more than 600 pieces that explore every composition form in ...


K-comics recognized across Asia
Mar 21, 2016
Some of the most popular Korean soap operas and movies were inspired by online comic strips, known in Korean as "webtoons." Such webtoons are now expanding across other Asian markets. In Korea, comic strips and comic books have long been beloved, and their popularity has even...


Korean recipes: Yeongyang dolsotbap, nourishing stone p...
Mar 18, 2016
Many people in Korea often regard a warm bowl of rice as a source of energy. This is well reflected in the saying, "Our power comes from the power of rice.” Among the many, many rice dishes, yeongyang dolsotbap (영양돌솥밥), or nourishing stone pot mixed rice, is considere...

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Kim Seungok: two short story reviews
Mar 18, 2016
Short stories are like senten-... 01100010011010010110111001100001011100100111100100100000011001000110111101100101011100110110111000100111011101000010000001110111011011110111001001101011 Place yourself in a binary world where everything is either 1s or 0s, black or white. There...


Chunbun (춘분, 春分)
Mar 18, 2016
Sunday March 20 is the spring equinox, or Chunbun (춘분, 春分), marking the half-way point between the winter and summer solstices. Chunbun literally means "spring point of division," and marks the day when the lengths of daytime and nighttime are equal. This day also marks the begin...


Thai prime minister calls for Thai version of 'Descenda...
Mar 18, 2016
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has encouraged all Thai citizens to watch "Descendant of the Sun," a popular evening soap opera that airs on KBS. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former military officer himself, has praised the patriotism and sense of civic duty in ...


Learn Hangeul from elementary school textbooks
Mar 18, 2016
Museum-goers read old elementary school textbooks at the National Hangeul Museum on March 17. The special exhibition ‘Let’s Do It Together’ introduces the dreams of the community as shown through elementary textbooks, tracing back from liberation in 1945 until the Korea of today....


Korea, France solidify friendship through books
Mar 18, 2016
Readers browse the shelves at the Korea Pavilion at the 36th Paris International Book Fair. The 36th Paris International Book Fair kicked off on March 16 with Korea as the Guest of Honor country this year. In commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the esta...


No answer is also an answer for 'The Empire of Light'
Mar 18, 2016
The two Koreas have been divided now for over 70 years, and the conflict between the two has been the source of many stories. 'The Empire of Light' tells the tale of a North Korean spy who has assimilated into South Korean society as an ordinary citizen, shedding light on our tim...