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New literature translation award to match global sensibilities

Before the 1990s, translating Korean literature was spearheaded by the government, with local translators and professors churning out writing largely considered anachronistic, nationalistic and out of...

Updated : 2017.07.27 17:31

Stephen Curry thrills fans, hosts youth clinic on Korea trip

A little over a month after he conquered the NBA with another title, Stephen Curry visited Korea for the first time to host a youth basketball clinic in Seoul.“Annyeonghaseyo (Hello). ... You guys ha...

Updated : 2017.07.27 16:08

Korea's vaccination rates for children higher than US, Britain: data

South Korea's vaccination rates for hepatitis B and several other major diseases are higher than those of the United States, Britain and Australia, government data showed Thursday.South Korea's vaccin...

Updated : 2017.07.27 15:29

[Herald Interview] Unlikely pairing of traditional instruments, contemporary dance

When Ahn Sung-soo took the helm of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company at the end of last year, he came to the job prepared. That is, the seasoned choreographer already had in his mind the f...

Updated : 2017.07.26 18:33

[Herald Interview] Unlikely pairing of traditional Korean music, contemporary dance

When Ahn Sung-soo took the helm at the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company at the end of last year, he came to the job prepared. That is, the seasoned choreographer already had in his mind the f...

Updated : 2017.07.26 17:14

[Photo News] 2PM’s Wooyoung looking for ‘realistic love’

Singer and actor Wooyoung showed off various sides of his personality in a recent magazine photo shoot.In an interview with the Star magazine, the 2PM band member said he has been “taken aback” by t...

Updated : 2017.07.26 14:50

Korean culture forum announces winners of visual contest

The Corea Image Communication Institute -- a nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting Korean culture worldwide -- announced Tuesday the winners of a visual contest, titled “Korea Through t...

Updated : 2017.07.26 09:20

Daejeon brewery keeps local flavor on tap

DAEJEON -- It doesn’t get much better than a cool beer in the heat of the Korean summer. Maybe unless it’s brewed right in your city, just up the hill. Overlooking the Geum River, the Ranch Brewing ...

Updated : 2017.07.25 16:31

Itaewon internet radio puts Korean underground on air

It is 9 p.m. on a weekday and most Seoul dwellers are looking to wind down after a long day of work or study. But in an obscure basement, the night is just beginning -- one of the city’s most in-dema...

Updated : 2017.07.25 16:30

Govt. to keep better track of migratory birds to help prevent avian influenza

The state quarantine agency said Tuesday it will work with a number of different organizations that monitor migratory birds for systematic prevention of avian influenza.The Animal and Plant Quarantine...

Updated : 2017.07.25 11:10

Gangneung temple stays for foreigners offered for 10,000 won

An affordable temple stay program for foreigners will be available next month, a local Buddhist body said Tuesday. The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism said that five selected temples in Gangwon Prov...

Updated : 2017.07.24 18:16

[Seoul Saunter] Peekaboo with art in Pil-dong

Seoul is a vibrant megalopolis with modern high-rises crowding the city’s major arteries. Nestled among the gleaming buildings are maze-like alleys that appear to have escaped the passage of time. Th...

Updated : 2017.07.24 17:11

Naver, state agency agree to promote Korean artists overseas

The Naver Cultural Foundation said Monday it has reached an agreement with a state-run cultural agency to produce English promotional materials for new and ambitious Korean visual artists.The agreemen...

Updated : 2017.07.24 13:44

YouTubers prove the key to Korean tourism

Due to an entertainment market flourishing in the pan-Asian region, South Korea's tourism industry has made tremendous gains over the years. But while Hallyu generates interest and curiosity in Korea...

Updated : 2017.07.23 14:01

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju“Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition, offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of trad...

Updated : 2017.07.23 13:57