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Korean cooking institute opens in LA
Aug 12, 2016
The LA Korean Food Academy opens on Aug. 10. Attendees at the opening ceremony include ITKF Director Yoon Sook-ja, South Korean Consul General in Los Angeles Lee Ki Chul and Kim Nakjung, director of the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in Korean cuisine ...

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To Observe, Observe, and Observe
Aug 10, 2016
Kim Junghyuk, who is in the vanguard of contemporary Korean literature along with writers like Kim Ae-ran, Pyun Hye Young, and Yoon Sunghee, made his debut sixteen years ago. The jacket of his latest book, Embracing with Fake Arms, which won the Dongin Literary Award last year, s...


Seoul-Beijing bonds bear first fruit: 'Travel Korean'
Aug 10, 2016
A new Korean language educational TV show, 'Travel Korean: Learn Quickly, Adopt Quickly,' that will be aired across mainland China has now begun production. The program cast, together with Korean Culture and Information Service Director Kim Kabsoo (third from left), People's Dail...


Korean Wave sweeps over Rio
Aug 10, 2016
An audience of cariocas, residents of Rio de Janeiro, enjoys an energetic performance by Coolta, a non-verbal percussion ensemble, at the Muito Bom K-cultura concert held alongside the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the heated atmosphere of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Korean perfor...

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'The Square,' by Choi In-hun: a book review...
Aug 09, 2016
Picture a novel like Camus' "The Stranger" (1942). It would touch on the absurdity of life and existentialism, as man wanders through life, through relationships, through funerals, through murders, through deaths.Picture a novel like Kafka's "The Trial" (1925). It would touch on ...


Korean Short Pieces
Aug 08, 2016
The Literature Translation Institute of Korea introduces short pieces written by Korean poets. As the Spring Wind Blows As the spring wind blowsripples smile and as the spring wind blowsfrom a cave a snake emerges and as the spring wind blowsthe base-stone is lo...


Singapore daily focuses on popularity of traditional Ko...
Aug 08, 2016
The Straits Times, a leading Singapore daily, has given major coverage to the rising popularity of traditional architecture and clothes in Korea. The daily allocated two pages to cover its special reports on the revived polarity of traditional Korean Hanbok attire and of traditio...


Korea holds cultural events in Brazil to promote Pyeong...
Aug 07, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea held various cultural events on Copacabana Beach on Saturday to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.South Korea has been working to boost the profile of its alpine city of PyeongChang to people around the world who have floc...


Enjoy summer moonlight at Changdeokgung
Aug 05, 2016
The Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour program is provided from Aug. 15 to 20, from Sept. 12 to 17 and from Oct. 8 to 16. As the Changdeokgung Palace Moonlight Tour resumes on Aug. 15 this year, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean palaces with a beautiful view of the night s...

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Short Poems by Korea’s Best-Known Poets
Aug 05, 2016
Korean poets have been writing modern verse for over a hundred years, beginning in the early twentieth century after an influx of Western free verse arrived via Japan. Gradually, the poems have lost their musicality, and they’ve become longer and more abstruse. Whereas many tradi...