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ISPA Congress finishes up in Seoul
Jun 18, 2012
The world’s leaders in the performing arts sector gathered in Seoul last week for the 26th Congress of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA). Titled “Cultural Shifts,” the congress ran from June 11 to 16, bringing together performing arts professionals from 30 ...

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Korean and Chinese medias discuss bilateral cooperation
Jun 13, 2012
The Fourth High-Level Forum of Korea-China Media took place on June 12 at the Korea Press Center (photo courtesy of MCST).Marking the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the Republic of Korea and China, a forum for high-level dialogue between the Korean and Ch...

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Peace to be found rather than tragedy at DMZ
Jun 12, 2012
Garden designer Hwang Ji-hae, center, poses with Korean war veterans, and Korean war Chelsea pensioners by her show garden 'Quiet Time: DMZ Forbidden during the Chelsea Flower Show in London (Photo: Yonhap news) The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was recently held in May in the UK. At ...

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Korean universities move up in global rankings
Jun 07, 2012
Korea’s universities are receiving new attention of late, with the recent publication of university assessments placing them among the top-ranking schools in the world. POSTECH, established in 1986, was ranked first in a list of the world's 100 best universities that are less t...

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Rebirth of a nation: the Korean War and reconstruction
May 29, 2012
It's easy to forget in the modernity of urban Seoul just how far this country has come in such a short period of time. Today we have skyscrapers and an abundance of food, but just one lifetime ago Korea was one of the poorest nations on Earth, having faced almost total devastatio...

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Korean culture, IT spotlighted in Italian press
May 23, 2012
Italian daily Corriere della Sera featured an interview with Culture Minister Choe Kwang-sik in its May 7 edition. “Cultural heritage builds up a country’s nation brand.” This statement by Culture Minister Choe Kwang-sik appeared as a headline in the May 7 edition of Italian nati...

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From Prague, a look at Korea’s changing image
May 11, 2012
Czech national daily Pravo featured an article on Korea's national brand on April 20.The April 20 edition of the Czech national daily Pravo featured an article on the elements that define Korea today. Entitled “South Korea is Seeking its own Image,” the piece written by reporter ...

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Rivers, the new national playgrounds
May 10, 2012
The four major rivers in South Korea— the Hangang, Nakdonggang, Yeongsangang, and Geumgang—have become venues for families and friends to engage in all manner of leisure activities including cycling, trekking, and camping. People are now able to enjoy the lovely scenery and histo...

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Korea goes multicultural [2]
May 10, 2012
Multicultural streets with respect for differences The South Korean government’s policy on multicultural issues is basically designed for homogenization of society, but it also respects the identities and diversity that foreign people bring when they become members of Korean soci...

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Korea goes multicultural
May 08, 2012
Overcoming differences through cultural activities More than 45 million people left and entered South Korea in 2011 alone, and the number of foreigners staying in Korea topped 1.4 million. Yes, Korean society is rapidly going multicultural. Of these 1.4 million, 1.1 million are l...