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Online comics attract growing number of artists
Aug 12, 2015
“Everyone has their own game of baduk to play.” Baduk is the Korean word for game of go, the ancient Asian strategic board game. At first, the quote just sounds like a story about two go players competing in a game. However, it's actually one of the best known lines from “...


Ambassador Oh Joon becomes new ECOSOC president
Jul 27, 2015
Oh Joon, ambassador to the United Nations, is elected as the new president of the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on July 24. Oh Joon, the permanent representative of the Republic of Korea at the United Nation, has become the new president of the U.N.'s Economic an...


Young entrepreneur bridges Korea, Azerbaijan with food
Jul 16, 2015
Khalilzade Nihat, a 25-year-old Azerbaijani, recently opened a restaurant specializing in traditional Azerbaijani cuisine, the first of its kind in Seoul. He smiles as he hold up a serving of lule kebab, a traditional Azerbaijani dish made of beef. A young Azerbaijani rec...


Gov't releases book of interviews with Koreaphiles
Jul 09, 2015
A government office in charge of overseas promotion of Korean culture on Thursday released a book of interviews with foreigners who have special bonds with the country and renowned Korean artists working abroad. "Beautiful Bonds" by the Korean Culture and Information Service ...


People who love Korea more than Koreans do (1)
Jul 07, 2015
Thirteen groups of university students from around the world were brought together in Korea for a series of presentations and discussions about Korean art, literature and history. The annual "Exploring Korean Humanities Together" competition is hosted by the Korean Culture and...


People who love Korea more than Koreans do (2)
Jul 07, 2015
This is a follow-up article to a series of interviews with the contestants in the 2015 “Exploring Korean Humanities Together” competition held in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, on July 4. Khalilzade Nihat, Azerbaijan, Hanyang University - In the competition, y...


Soybean master revives traditional flavors
Jul 02, 2015
Many dishes in traditional Korean cuisine cannot be completed without the addition of one specific seasoning. Doenjang is soybean paste, a fermented ingredient made from soybeans, salt and water. Soybeans, steamed and then mashed, are made into square-shaped blocks and th...


Dooly comes to life with dedicated museum
Jun 29, 2015
Kim Soo-jung, creator of 'Dooly, the Little Dinosaur,' poses for a photo in front of a larger-than-life caricature of himself at the Dooly Museum. Dooly and his friends fight against ghost pirates. They battle mummies inside an Egyptian pyramid and are chased by giant mantises ...


210 days at sea
May 20, 2015
On October 18, 2014, sailor Kim Seung-jin's one-man, non-stop, around-the-world circumnavigation began. Among his fellow countrymen, he was the first person to dream about taking on such a challenge. His boat, the 13-meter Arapani -- a Korean portmanteau word that combines the wo...

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Korean Literature in the UK : Director Kabsoo Kim Inter...
May 20, 2015
Korea Market Focus Logo 2014 Korea's history has had a deep, long-lasting influence on the country’s literature, whether these literary works reflect and explore such themes as history and memory, or family and love. It is through these subjects that they convey their ...