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Snowpiercer producers describe the film ‘like magic’
Aug 16, 2013
The film Snowpiercer has attracted more than 7 million viewers in only 15 days since its opening. Benjamin Legrend (63) and Jean Marc Rochette (57), the writer and artist of the French comic Le Transperceneige on which the movie is based, visited the 16th Bucheon International Co...


Lim, ‘something new created when different cultures mee...
Aug 16, 2013
“Classical music purifies human minds and makes us kind.” This is what permanent conductor Lim Hun-joung of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucheon Phil) had to say when asked to define classical music. Permanent conductor Lim Hun-joung of Bucheon Phil (photo: Jeon Han)....


Soap sculptor MeeKyoung Shin recognized in London
Aug 07, 2013
Back in 2012, when London heated up with Olympic fever, a large-scale equestrian sculpture was installed at Cavendish Square in the west end of London. A statue of the Duke of Cumberland was rebuilt in the same location from the original in 1770, which was removed in 1868, but ma...


Korean writer Chon Hye-rin rediscovered in Germany
Aug 01, 2013
In Schwabing, a borough in Munich, Germany, a private literature recital and a music concert were held on July 16. It was hosted by the artist circle Seerosenkreis, under the title of “Schwabing, where youth can overflow like golden beer: Korean female artist Chon Hye-rin’s essay...


Freedom, democracy deserve the best: Fidel V. Ramos
Jul 26, 2013
Freedom and democracy deserve the best of everything, said former president of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos, 85. The former president recently arrived in Korea on July 24 for a five-day schedule to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement.“We never can...


Enemy combatants of Korean War to become new friends
Jul 18, 2013
This year is the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War. Soldiers who aimed guns at each other 60 years ago have since become friends, shaking hands in reconciliation. Chen Rebi, 81, is a Chinese veteran of the Korean War as a statistics analyst. Recently, Chen came ...


British Korean War veterans march to mark armistice
Jul 15, 2013
Soldiers who took part in the Korean War (1950-1953) 60 years ago are now old with silver hair. British veterans recently participated in a parade and mass in their home country to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice (July 27) hosted by the British Ministry of Defen...


Records of Grand History seen by China expert Kim Young...
Jul 09, 2013
Kim Young-soo is neither a professor nor has a relevant doctor’s degree, but Kim has often been dubbed a China Expert. Kim has been receiving high marks for being well-versed in the Chinese history book Records of the Grand History, authored by Sima Qian (145-86 BC), known for it...


Last night in Korea 1953: a war vet's story
Jun 26, 2013
Like many coming to Korea for the first time, Jean Pierre Van Eck had no idea what to expect. But his time in Korea greatly influenced the trajectory of his long life. Today, he sits as president of the 21st unit of the Korean Veterans Association of Canada, and he has retur...


American prof. searches for the future in Korea’s forgo...
Jun 17, 2013
Emanuel Pastreich, known around Seoul by his Korean name Lee Man-yeol, has lived in Korea for more than six years. He is a professor at Kyung Hee University’s College of International Studies and the founder of the Asia Institute. Pastreich started his study of Asia at Yale Colle...