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Local art foundations help develop culture, the arts
Nov 24, 2016
The Samrye Culture & Arts Village, Pohang Steel Life and the Gwangmyeong Upcycle Art Center. These are all local art foundations that have been highlighted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Nov. 15. In order to encourage cultural development, and to sp...


Farmers’ music played in Kazakhstan
Nov 24, 2016
People practice traditional nongak Korean farmers’ music, including dancing and drumming, in Kazakhstan on Nov. 10. It’s part of a series of classes run by the National Intangible Heritage Center that allows people in Kazakhstan to learn Korea's intangible cultural heritage items...


‘Soul, Sunflower’ jazzes up traditional Korean dance
Nov 22, 2016
A scene from the ‘Soul, Sunflower’ performance at the National Theater of Korea from Nov. 18 to 20. Amid jazz music played by the five-member Saltacello group from Germany, performers from the National Dance Company of Korea brought to the stage the grief felt by a mother who los...


Classical Korean literature captures Peruvian readers
Nov 21, 2016
Book lovers in Lima and Cusco in Peru were able to indulge themselves in classical Korean literature. A series of special literary events were held jointly by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) on Nov. 10...


Korean recipes: Chrysanthemum liquor
Nov 18, 2016
“When eaten for a long time, it brightens the facial tone, lightens the body and prevents aging. It eases the inner organs by helping their movements, and makes the whole body feel comfortable. It helps cure colds, headaches and dizziness.” This is how the medicinal effects o...


Heartache, Fights, and Love: A Dog’s Life
Nov 18, 2016
Scraggly is fierce, independent, and brave, not afraid to stand up for what she believes, and completely devoted to those she loves. She has dealt with loss, betrayal, disappointment, and heartache, but she hasn’t given up. Scraggly is the hero of The Dog Who Dared to Dream by...

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"Raising the Swallow" (2007) by Youn Dae-Nyeong
Nov 17, 2016
--a 45-year-old novelist looks back on life & death, love & longing; all strictly framed by fairly quotidian standards & mores--"Someone said there's an eternal land. And we're all like birds from that land, here for a short while before we fly off again. When you get...


Gwanak-gu District small libraries win UN praise
Nov 17, 2016
The minilibraries of Gwanak-gu District come into the spotlight during the first UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities conference. Gwanak-gu District Mayor Yoo Jong-pil (seated, second from right) attends the conference in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Nov. 15 and 16....


2016 Korean Culture Festival hits Nigeria
Nov 16, 2016
Visitors have fun in traditional Hanbok attire before the opening ceremony for the 2016 Korean Film Festival, part of the 2016 Korean Culture Festival, in Abuja on Nov. 8. The Korean Embassy in Nigeria, alongside the Korean Cultural Center in Nigeria, co-hosted the 2...


Filming locations of 'Moonlight Drawn by Clouds'
Nov 14, 2016
The period-piece soap opera "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" (구르미 그린 달빛) has successfully seduced the world. I know you're also mesmerised by Park Bo-gum and impatiently want to go to visit him and the ancient Korean filming locations. "Even though I closed my eyes, I see you. Do you ...