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Korea.net's list of must-see films: Seopyonje
Jul 10, 2014
Seopyonje (1993) Directed by Im Kwon-taek  It is the early 1960s. A man in his 30s arrives at a tavern in the countryside. He thinks about his past as he listens to a rendition of pansori, a traditional form of lyrical storytelling, being played by the owner of the t...

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‘Yeowoorak’ festival blurs musical boundaries
Jul 10, 2014
These days, “collaboration” efforts have become the key factors for success in every field, factors that lead to something “new” and something “novel.” Music is no exception. There are collaborative activities going on across many genres of music. One good example is the ongoing ...

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Mediterranean tunes to resonate in mountainous Gangwon-...
Jul 09, 2014
Italy is the home of opera while Spain is the country of guitar. Many artists over the years have been inspired by the strong sunshine and beautiful scenery of the two southern European nations. A number of composers including Mozart wrote music including opera pieces after findi...

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Modern artworks manifest ‘fullness in emptiness’ in Sha...
Jul 09, 2014
An array of monochromatic paintings have been flown from Korea and hung at the Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute (SPSI) Art Museum, in Changning District, Shanghai. Nearby, moon-shaped jars put on airs of elegance. It’s a scene from the “Fullness in Emptiness: Materia...

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Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea
Jul 08, 2014
*This is the sixth part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” (From left) A panorama of a kiln in daylight; A panorama of a kiln at night. Firing the Pottery The method in which the kiln fire is both ignited and put out is very important to the ...

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2014 Museum Network Fellowship offers new chance for Ko...
Jul 08, 2014
A group of students from nine countries and majoring in Korean studies is visiting Korea for a special program, offered by Korean experts in the culture and arts sectors. It is the 2014 Museum Network Fellowship program hosted by the National Museum of Korea (NMK). Marking t...

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Exhibition offers chance to enjoy treasures of Korean a...
Jul 07, 2014
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in central Seoul is always crowded with visitors. Many of them head to a special art exhibition titled "The Treasures of Kansong Part 2: Bohwagak (葆華閣)" to catch a rare chance to appreciate masterpieces of Korean art history in one place. A...

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Korean culture on show in Donau Park, Vienna
Jul 07, 2014
A Korean culture festival in Vienna left a deep impression on Austrians. The Donau Park Korea Festival took place from June 26-29 and many events introducing Korean culture were held to mark the 122nd anniversary of Korea-Austria diplomatic relations. With Korean national flags h...

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Korea exerts soft power through books: FT
Jul 07, 2014
“Amid its understated eco-architecture are keys to moves by South Korea to turn hardbacks into soft power.” These are comments from an article dated July 27 and published in The Financial Times (FT), a British daily, under the title, “South Korea to exert soft power international...

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Chinese First Lady: ‘Palace garden is extremely beautif...
Jul 04, 2014
“It feels like I am in scenes from the popular soap opera ‘Daejanggeum’ [‘Jewel in the Palace’].”So said Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan, during her official visit to Korea with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as she looked around Injeongjeon, the main hall of Changdeokgung Palace, ...