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Korean writers attend literary events in China, Brazil
Sep 09, 2016
Upcoming literary events are being held in China and Brazil and will feature (from left) novelist Oh Jung-hee and poets Kim Ki-taek and Oh Sae-young. Korean writers will share their world of literature with readers, novelists and poets in mainland China and Brazil. Nove...


From china to radios: Denmark: Design
Sep 09, 2016
An Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel and beloved for over half a century, is on display at the Denmark: Design exhibit that covers the history of 20th century Danish design. Simple. Chic. Practical. These three adjectives are often used to describe No...


Big Bang appears on CNN Talk Asia
Sep 09, 2016
Big Bang, the megaband of the K-pop universe, sits down for an interview with CNN Talk Asia on Sept. 8 to talk about their experiences in the Korean music industry. On Sept. 8, pop sensation Big Bang guest starred on CNN Talk Asia, an interview show produced for CNN Internationa...


Diplomacy through presidential gifts
Sep 08, 2016
'Imparting Harmony and Friendship,' an exhibit currently underway at the Presidential Archives in Sejong City, features a collection of gifts that former Korean presidents received from their foreign counterparts over the years. An ornate jewelry box (pictured) was given to forme...


Enjoy Chuseok festivities at K-Style Hub
Sep 08, 2016
The K-Style Hub offers a variety of cultural activities, like trying on Hanbok (pictured), in celebration of the upcoming Chuseok mid-autumn harvest festival. The K-Style Hub, located in Jung-gu along the Cheonggyecheon Stream and run by the Korea Tourism Organization, is offer...


Korea, Kenya, Uganda come closer through music
Sep 07, 2016
Korean musician Don Spike (center) and band mates perform on Aug. 29 at a shopping mall in Nairobi. The Africa Sings Korean Soul concerts were held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 in four cities across Kenya and Uganda. Musicians from Korea, Kenya and Uganda have enjoyed a series of co...


'Your Republic is Calling' (2006) by Kim Young-ha
Sep 06, 2016
For many years, an average English reader would be forgiven for thinking that there was very little of interest in the world of Korean books. The only English-language texts that came out of Seoul's publishing houses were rabidly anti-communist heavy-handed history tomes, anthrop...


Korean recipes: Maesilcha plum tea
Sep 02, 2016
“Plums help regain energy in the muscles and the pulse. They treat inflammation and stop coughing and diarrhea, and quench the thirst.” So said the "Dongui Bogam" (동의 보감, 東醫寶鑑), the most well-known medical book from Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), about plums, or maesil in Korean. P...


Traditional, modern performances come to central Seoul
Sep 02, 2016
A playful performance on an outdoor stage captures the attention of passersby near the beautifully remade Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul on Aug. 31, the last Wednesday of the month and the government's official "Cultural Wednesday." The performance was the opening act...


Pianist Seong-Jin Cho still capturing Polish hearts
Aug 31, 2016
Seong-Jin Cho holds a recital in Poland as part of the 12th Chopin and his Europe festival on Aug. 28. The photo shows Cho at the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition last year when he won the top prize. A recital by pianist Seong-Jin Cho was held at the Warsaw Philh...