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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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From 0 to 8,848: Mountaineer achieves Korean 1st on Eve...
Jun 14, 2013
A Korean has set yet another mark in mountaineering. Kim Chang-ho, 44, on May 19 conquered Mount Everest and became the first Korean to scale the world’s 14 tallest peaks without the aid of breathing equipment. Challenging human limitsMount Everest, the tallest mountain in the wo...

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Pioneering the development of contemporary arts in Kore...
Jun 13, 2013
She is petite but has fierce eyes. Looking at Ahn Ae-soon, 53, people might wonder where the energy to pioneer Korean contemporary dance over the last 30 years came from. Developing the genre was far from easy and contemporary dance remains an unfamiliar genre to many. Ahn was re...

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Cho Yong-pil, K-Pop legend
Jun 03, 2013
American music magazine Billboard praised Korean singer Cho Yong-pil as "the Michael Jackson of Korea" in an April 28 article titled “Cho Yong Pil Knocks PSY From No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100.” Starting with "The king is back," the article introduces the 63-year-old singer by saying “I...

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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...

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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...