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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...

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Nah wakes up souls, breaks through language barriers
Apr 26, 2013
The rather thin but vibrant voice of jazz vocalist Nah Youn-sun, 44, may be what attracts fans around the world. Especially when Nah delivers her deepest emotion in her songs, tears start flowing from the eyes of the audience. Neither the fact that Nah is not from the homeland of...

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French Minister Pellerin causes sensation in Korea
Apr 04, 2013
It was as if she was born to be a star. No matter where she went, from the busy streets of Seoul to the crowded subway during her first return Korea, the country of her birth, 39 years after she was sent to France for adoption, journalists followed her with cameras to get a close...

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A walk through Suncheon’s British Garden
Apr 03, 2013
With less than a month left before the opening, the preparations for the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo are in full swing. Among the many beautiful spectacles prepared to welcome visitors, the National Gardens full of the unique attitudes and cultural features of ten nations are c...

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1950s Korea explored by English medical doctor
Apr 02, 2013
A photo collection that portrays 1950s Korea has been issued by the Seoul Museum of History. The photographs were taken by the late English medical doctor John Selwyn Cornes who volunteered his medical services for the Friends Service Unit in Kunsan from March 1954 until July 195...