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Korean mountains via stamps: Biseondae Rocks
Jun 10, 2015
The Biseondae (비선대, 飛仙臺) are giant rock pillars that stand at the entrance to the Cheonbuldong Valley in outer Seoraksan Mountain. The rock cliffs are quite beautiful with the zigzagging water flowing down their wide flat face, forming waterfalls during the rainy season. The area...

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‘Giselle’ takes on a whole new look
Jun 10, 2015
Universal Ballet will bring to the stage the globally-beloved character of Giselle on June 13. The Giselle to be spotlighted in this new choreography, however, will take on a whole different look from its original form. The transition has been done by choreographer Graeme ...

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Gwangju museum offers glimpse into Asian Buddhism
Jun 10, 2015
In the sixth century B.C., a new religion emerged in India amidst a caste-conscious polity with a strict hierarchical social system. This new religion emphasized equality for all, a very different approach from previous religions. Buddha, the founder of the new religion, taught p...

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Make royal cuisine in your home
Jun 09, 2015
Recipes for over 70 royal court dishes featured in the popular soap opera "Jewel in the Palace" are now available in an English cookbook. The cookbook, "Jewels of the Palace," contains simple culinary instructions explained by Han Bok-ryeo, president of the Institute of Ko...

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Traveling in Joseon times, hands-on
Jun 09, 2015
The Children's Museum at the National Museum of Korea holds a special exhibit 'Seonbi Goes to Geumgangsan Mountain.' In the exhibit, children can draw on an interactive screen with a mountain-themed Joseon painting. How did people travel in the past? Parents may get suc...

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Enjoy June with classical music
Jun 08, 2015
A series of classical music concerts will enrich the new month of June. The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has readied a set of shows that will run throughout the month. The opener, “Svetlin’s Spain Symphony,” will take place at the Seoul Arts Center on June 10. L...

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How to become fluent in Korean?
Jun 08, 2015
I’ve been learning Korean for the better part of the past 7 years, and in 2014, I became the Grand Prize Winner of the first KBS World Korean Speaking Contest. The contest saw applicants from 44 countries around the world showcase their Korean skills through three rounds of elimi...

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Korea, Singapore host media art festival
Jun 05, 2015
Korea and Singapore have jointly held a media art festival in the Southeast Asian nation. The inaugural Singapore Open Media Art Festival (SOMAF) was held at the Gillman Barracks, a modern art hub in the city state, from May 29 to May 31. The festival was created ...

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Korea's pop culture industry, as seen from outside
Jun 05, 2015
Korean pop culture and its culture industry have recently been commented on by some foreign media outlets. On June 2, the BBC shed light on a few YG Entertainment celebrities and how they are making their way into overseas markets. On June 2, BBC news published an article tit...

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A song of soul: dedicated to the arts for 60 years
Jun 05, 2015
'The State of Enlightenment 2' (피안2, 彼岸), Algarrobo, 2014. Throughout her career, sculptor Kim Yun Shin has been quite active in Argentina, on the opposite side of the Earth from Korea. Now, she will be holding an exhibit at the Hanwon Museum of Art in Seocho-gu District, Seoul...