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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…
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LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR PEACE

Asia Foundation Korea representative Peter Beck talks to SEOUL “I feel like I've got the coolest commute in Seoul,” says Peter Beck as he sits in his seventh floor office looking out over northern Seoul. Every morning, Beck's walk to…
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Reliving Silla’s Greatness with MISO II

Chongdong Theater’s Gyeongju performance captures the beauty of a golden age You know you’re in for something special from the very opening of the show. The laser lights project from the stage to the audience, creating almost tangible…
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Model SUNG HEE KIM

  SUNG HEE KIM | 김성희 Breaking barriers, one runway at a time   Written by Michael Hurt Photographed by Ryu Seunghoo   Being a down-to-earth, great conversationalist is the the last thing one might…