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Drawing the future with Dongguri
Jul 26, 2012
Kwon Ki-soo is grinning, surrounded by Dongguri in various poses.Kwon Ki-soo majored in Oriental painting. He drew with meok (Korean traditional black ink) and created half-painting, half-installation works for three to four years. However, Kwon felt frustrated by his own limits ...

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Overseas Korean academics, language instructors bring K...
Jul 20, 2012
International instructors of the Korean language and Korean studies academics from 23 countries across the globe arrived in Korea on July 2 for a series of training and cultural sessions co-organized by the National Institute of the Korean Language and Pai Chai University. The oc...

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Volunteers spread seeds of hope, Korean culture in Indo...
Jul 19, 2012
Happy Builders, a volunteer corps of Korean college students, extends its community outreach effort and services abroad, this time in Indonesia, presenting an array of cultural exchanges as well. The group, sponsored by Korean steel maker POSCO Engineering & Construction, pai...

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Korean fermented foods attract global interest
Jul 17, 2012
“Cuisine says a lot about a country. It encapsulates every aspect of the country’s life style and culture and enriches its culture in every respect. Metaphorically speaking, Hansik is a vessel of Korean culture, and Koreans should be proud of it.”Cho Tae-kwon, chairman of GwangJu...

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Dokdo, our home
Jul 11, 2012
Dokdo has never been very hospitable to its human habitants. It is windy, rainy, or snowy at least 300 days a year. To add to its hostility, it is almost always draped with sea fog. Yet, it has permanent residents, who made their home on this unwelcoming place in the East Sea in ...

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[Contribution] Carving out future
Jul 10, 2012
Director Woo Jin-yungOn a recent tour of Central and South America that started on June 17, President Lee Myung-bak traveled 45,152 kilometers, the equivalent of a trip around the Earth plus 5,000 kilometers. What are the gains from such a long trip? One is the fact that he was a...

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[Contribution] Yeosu Expo joins the global Spanish lang...
Jul 09, 2012
On June 23, visitors to the Yeosu Expo may have wondered why Yeony and Suny, the Expo mascots, were sporting bright red T-shirts reading “Corea también habla español” (Korea also speaks Spanish). Or why the grounds of the Expo were spotted with balloons with Spanish words like “o...

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Dasan rediscovered: a glance at Joseon’s prominent scho...
Jul 05, 2012
One of the most prominent thinkers in the late Joseon Kingdom, Jeong Yak-yong (1762-1836, penname Dasan), earned several epithets. He was known as the renowned theorist of Silhak (practical learning), author of Mongminsimseo (The Mind of Governing the People), architect of the UN...

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[Contribution] Yeosu Trip Reflection
Jun 26, 2012
Until recently, you would have been easily forgiven for not having the slightest clue about Yeosu. In fact, most people haven't even heard of it. Situated on the southern coast, far from the hustle and bustle of South Korea’s main tourist destinations, Yeosu remained off the rada...

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[Contribution] Local customs can mark unique heritage
Jun 22, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and South Korea. Despite ever-deepening exchanges of material and human recourses between the two countries, online tussles between netizens on cultural ownership unfortunately continu...