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Ko receives America Award for contributions to literatu...
Mar 09, 2011
Ko Un (b. 1933), one of Korea’s most renowned poets, will receive the 2011 America Award. Established by the Contemporary Arts Educational Project in 1994, the prize honors authors for lifetime contributions to international writing.Previous winners of the America Award include N...

Korean producer to make documentary on Serengeti
Mar 09, 2011
Korean documentary producer Lee Jong-ryul (Photo: Yonhap News)Korean documentary producer Lee Jong-ryul is making film 3-D nature film at Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania.  Lee has been making documentary nature films in Africa since 1999, an...

Korean publication wins Ragazzi Award at Bologna Childr...
Mar 08, 2011
Korean author Kim Hee-Kyung’s children’s book, “A House of the Mind: Maum” recently won the Bologna Ragazzi Award for non-fiction. Although a number of Korean works have previously received mentions from the jury, it is the first time that a Korean author took grand prize at the ...

The season of hibernation comes to an end with the arri...
Mar 07, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News)March 6 was Gyeongchip, the beginning of the third of 24 cycles that make up the traditional Korean year, and thought to be the day when frogs wake up from hibernation. In celebration of the day, children, full of curiosity and amazement, play with a frog at S...

Korean county offers scholarships and friendship in Afr...
Mar 04, 2011
A scholarship program run by a small county in Korea is receiving favorable responses from both overseas and from local tourists. (Left: The World Peace Bell, courtesy of Hwacheon County)Since March 2010, Hwacheon County in Gangwon Province has been charging 500 won for people to...

Companies provide programs to support multicultural fam...
Feb 28, 2011
The LG Corporation is dedicated to helping multicultural families through a variety of educational programs, including language and culture classes for children of multicultural families.  It also has a yearly grant for 70 students with language skills in Chinese or Vietname...

World famous musicians visit Korea in March
Feb 25, 2011
Some of the world’s best known musicians and performers are coming to Korea in March. Far East Movement, Angelique Kidjo, and Ke$ha have booked their tickets to Korea for their very first concerts on the peninsula, while others, like Ne-Yo and Santana, are coming back for more. B...

Spring is coming!
Feb 24, 2011
Magnolia trees are coming into bloom. (Photo:Yonhap News) Cheonggyecheon (Photo:Yonhap News)Warm weather has drawn many people to the Cheonggyecheon.By Oh Jun KyungKorea.net Staff Writer

Seoul to offer Korean language classes
Feb 22, 2011
Seoul Metropolitan Government has established Korean language classes to help foreign nationals residing in Korea who are struggling with the language barrier. Unlike previous classes, these are customized and free of charge.    The “Customized Korean Language Prog...

ANSers seek social integrity through art sharing
Feb 18, 2011
Art&Sharing is not just another non-profit organization that funds itself through posh charity events and fundraising galas. Since its establishment in April of 2009 by a group of Korean university students, this volunteer club has tried to bridge social divides through art a...