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Director describes general as 'an icon of unity and har...
Aug 25, 2014
"The spirit is admiral Yi Sun-sin who sacrifices his life and devotes himself is something people around the world can emulate from." So said Kim Han-min, the director of "The Admiral: Roaring Currents," in a meeting with moviegoers held on August 21 to mark the passing of 16 mil...


Chosin's heroes and the stories of their lives
Aug 22, 2014
In the winter of 1950, at the height of the “forgotten war,” 15,000 United States soldiers and marines found themselves surrounded by an overwhelming force of communist Chinese soldiers in the frozen mountains of North Korea. After 60 years of silence, the men who survived are te...


Jarasum Jazz Festival director In Jae-jin
Aug 22, 2014
It’s not hard to see that In Jae-jin is passionate about jazz. You could say he’s married to it: his wife is an accomplished jazz singer. What really sets him apart, however—he once played the saxophone, but professes to not being blessed with talent—is his brainchild, the Jarasu...


Curiosity leads math development: 2014 Seoul ICM
Aug 14, 2014
The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), often dubbed the Olympics of mathematics, opened in Seoul on August 13, where eight prize winners were announced. Researcher Artur Avila of the French National Center for Scientific Research, Professor Manjul Bhargava of Princet...


Kinetic street cuisine
Aug 13, 2014
To tell the truth, street food in Korea is nothing new. On every corner and every street, you’ll find food stalls selling the new, the bizarre and the playful. All the food is designed to travel and you’ll often see high-heeled women walking with a hot dog on a stick or suited me...


Interviews with participants in Exploring Korean Humani...
Aug 12, 2014 interviewed participants in the "Exploring Korean Humanities Together," a cross-cultural conversation project, whose finals were held on August 9 at Ewha Womans University. Click here for details. Werner Sasse, former Korean studies professor at Hamburg University ...

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Sharing a passion for Korea
Aug 08, 2014
It's almost one week ago since I got back from another exciting trip to Korea with some of my hapkido students. After my first trip to Korea, in 1994, I couldn’t imagine that this country would have this great of an impact on me. Since 2000, I really fell in love with the coun...


A journey into steam
Aug 06, 2014
It’s late Friday night, almost Saturday, and the sauna my friends and I’ve come to in Apgujeong-dong is quiet and peaceful, a sharp contrast to the frenetic dance clubs and bars on nearby Rodeo Drive or down the street in Garosugil’s chic wine bars and sake houses. Those are wond...


Interview with Author Krys Lee at the London Book Fair ...
Aug 01, 2014
It was quite exciting to be attending this year’s London book fair at the London Olympia, where Korea was the "market focus," under the collaboration of the British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. As well as attending themed discussions and other e...


Midnight madness redefined
Jul 30, 2014
In my corner of small-town Canada, shopaholics and fashionistas define shopping as a hobby, a pastime and, in some cases, a lifestyle. Inarguably, no season is more sacred than the weeks preceding Christmas, during which bargain event slogans brandish local newspaper headlines. A...