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Chinese ballerina plays filial daughter Shim Chung
May 27, 2013
As a thunderstorm sweeps the stage, Shim Chung dives into the raging waters to pay for a hundred bags of rice to treat her father’s blind eyes. The ballerina who played the heroine in the ballet Shim Chung staged at the National Theater of Korea in early May was tall with long le...


Korean youths, in pursuit of happiness
May 27, 2013
Passion for learning can possibly exceed the bounds of time and space. A thousand years ago, young people from three kingdoms -- Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla -- bravely crossed land and sea to China and India. That passionate movement has resulted in bringing Buddhist and Confucia...


Nah wakes up souls, breaks through language barriers
Apr 26, 2013
The rather thin but vibrant voice of jazz vocalist Nah Youn-sun, 44, may be what attracts fans around the world. Especially when Nah delivers her deepest emotion in her songs, tears start flowing from the eyes of the audience. Neither the fact that Nah is not from the homeland of...


French Minister Pellerin causes sensation in Korea
Apr 04, 2013
It was as if she was born to be a star. No matter where she went, from the busy streets of Seoul to the crowded subway during her first return Korea, the country of her birth, 39 years after she was sent to France for adoption, journalists followed her with cameras to get a close...


A walk through Suncheon’s British Garden
Apr 03, 2013
With less than a month left before the opening, the preparations for the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo are in full swing. Among the many beautiful spectacles prepared to welcome visitors, the National Gardens full of the unique attitudes and cultural features of ten nations are c...


1950s Korea explored by English medical doctor
Apr 02, 2013
A photo collection that portrays 1950s Korea has been issued by the Seoul Museum of History. The photographs were taken by the late English medical doctor John Selwyn Cornes who volunteered his medical services for the Friends Service Unit in Kunsan from March 1954 until July 195...


A stroll through the blogosphere of Korea
Mar 27, 2013
As Korea’s profile raises worldwide, all aspects of the country are explored by a wide net of bloggers. A blog is an online log of an individual or group’s thoughts, opinions, experiences, and interests. Although most online interaction these days is through social networkin...


Talent and wit of Korean Air Force wow global audiences
Feb 27, 2013
“Do you hear the soldiers sing? Singing the song of the fighter wing?” These are the words, sung to a familiar melody, that ring out in the first several minutes of “Les Militaribles,” a creative parody of the 2012 musical drama film Les Miserables. Produced by the Public Affairs...


Australian blogger offers artistic glimpse into life wi...
Feb 22, 2013
The love story of two young people from different worlds has been attracting widespread attention among Koreans and non-Koreans alike, especially among international couples in Korea in recent weeks. Depicted with humor and honesty through regularly published illustrations on her...


Stephen Epstein: Korea's indie rock scholar
Feb 22, 2013
Korea has changed greatly in the 25 years since Stephen Epstein first came to Korea. The country became a full-fledged democracy, hosted both the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 2002 World Cup, transformed into a high-tech powerhouse, and emerged as a leader in the global community....