Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…
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Yonsei University Center for Counseling and Coaching Services

The Yonsei University Center for Counseling and Coaching Services provides counseling services to members of Korea’s foreign-born community. “Our department tries to serve foreigners in Korea, especially foreign workers and multicultural…
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BORN TO CLIMB: Kim Ja-in

[box_dark] BORN TO CLIMB Meeting sports climbing champion Kim Ja-in 김자인 [/box_dark] Written by Ben Jackson Photograph courtesy of All That Sports They say the very best pianists are the ones that make even the hardest pieces…
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Cyber-Romance in the Age of the Herbivore

As competition in the dating market heats up, many men are opting out The Dong-A Ilbo, one of Korea’s largest newspapers, recently relayed the tale of Mr. Lee, a shy 28-year-old man who, at first glance, seems to be living the dream.…
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Ceramic Artist: Kim Yikyung

  Kim Yikyung Ceramic artist brings a modern touch to an ancient art Written by Robert Koehler Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo   “White porcelain represents Koreans. In the old days, Korean used to wear all white.” One…
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Letters from Joseon -- Interview with Robert Neff

    Letters from Joseon: 19th Century of Korea through the Eyes of an American Ambassador’s Wife Dec 2012 | 432 pages Softcover | 19,000 won Available at Seoul Selection Bookshop (www.seoulselection.com) and Kyobo Book…
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Hallyu Graduate School

  Hallyu Graduate School Opens, Offers Special Course for Foreigners The Catholic University of Korea founded its Hallyu Graduate School in June 2012, naming former Vice Minister of Culture Jin Ryong Yoo as its first dean. During…
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Good marriage material in Korea

Korean singles looking for stability Are you a catch in Korea? According to a December poll by popular Korean matchmaking service Duo, more single people are looking for mates with stable jobs like civil servants and teachers. This…
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The Korean Image?

  Poll suggests perceptions of Korea differ according to region The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange conducted a poll of 3,600 individuals in nine countries—China, Japan, Taiwan,…
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Neon Lights at the DMZ? --- Interview with Lee Eunsook

Lee Eunsook Neon Lights at the DMZ? Writen by Brenda Paik Sunoo Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo   [box_info] Artist Lee Eun-sook highlights tragedy of separated families To mark the 60th anniversary since the armistice of the Korean…