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[EYE] Grandma’s lifelong prayer answered

When Korean-American author Helie Lee wrote her first book, “Still Life with Rice,” she had no inkling that it would endanger the lives of her extended family in North Korea. Having moved to Cana...

Updated : 2016.03.18 17:02

Jacques Attali to speak at Korea-France Leaders Forum

Jacques Attali, one of the world’s greatest scholars, will speak at the Korea-France Leaders Forum on March 24 at The Shilla Seoul hotel. The forum, which will serve as the opening of a year-long ...

Updated : 2016.03.16 17:12

Connecting cultures: Koreans returning from abroad make waves

For many Koreans, moving overseas helps personal and professional growth. This migration also has a broad impact on Korean society as many of the migrants return to Korea after decades abroad. When...

Updated : 2016.03.09 17:33

Gyeongju National Museum director tapped to head National Museum of Korea

President Park Geun-hye tapped Lee Young-hoon, director of Gyeongju National Museum, to head the National Museum of Korea, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Director of Gyeongju National Museum Lee Youn...

Updated : 2016.03.09 17:19

Yoo Ah-in picked to endorse ‘KON’

Actor Yoo Ah-in has been picked to endorse the role-playing game “Knights of Nights,” Netmarble Games announced Tuesday. The game company released a video interview with Yoo on Monday, where the ...

Updated : 2016.03.08 17:00

Actress Kim Gyu-ri becomes honorary labor attorney

Kim Gyu-ri and An Nae-sang were appointed as honorary labor attorneys by the Korea Certified Public Labor Attorneys Association on Saturday. The two actors were given certificates by the president o...

Updated : 2016.03.01 13:36

Foreign envoys get lesson in calligraphy

The Corea Image Communication Institute welcomed 60 foreign diplomats and opinion leaders with a calligraphy class Tuesday night, marking the opening of the 21st Korea Culture Quotient Program. Hos...

Updated : 2016.02.24 17:35

[Herald Interview] Um Hong-gil always has a new peak to reach

Stepping into Um Hong-gil's inner office at the Um Hong Gil Human Foundation in Jung-gu, Seoul, one can’t help but be struck by the feeling that everything is small -- the man and the office, both. ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 14:54

Studying is the key to owning your life

Kim Chung-woon, formerly a psychology professor and who now calls himself a “creator,” is perfectly at home in his basement office in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul. It is an entirely appropriate title, he c...

Updated : 2016.02.05 16:17

Hong named Sentinel advisor

Sentinel has appointed Hong Jung-gi, professor at Kookmin University’s College of Physical Education, as its health advisor, the provider of high-functional and intensive crossfit and boot camp trai...

Updated : 2016.02.05 09:33

KAIST professor heads new futures studies society

The Korea Association of Futures Studies held a launching ceremony Friday and elected Lee Kwang-hyung of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology as its founding president. Lee, currently ...

Updated : 2016.01.24 17:41

Activist, author Shin Young-bok dies at 75

Activist and author Shin Young-bok, a professor at Sungkonghoe University best known for writing “Reflections from Prison,” containing his thoughts while imprisoned during the military-backed gover...

Updated : 2016.01.17 15:02

[Eye interview] Breaking free of the Korean dream

The Korean dream, a highly competitive pursuit of the masses, is so deeply entrenched in the collective consciousness that there is hardly room for deviation: Study day and night to get great test sc...

Updated : 2016.01.15 14:53

Iranian literature showcased in Seoul

The Iranian Embassy has organized an exhibition that sheds light on the country’s literary masterpieces spanning over a thousand years. The event at the Seoul Metropolitan Library ― “For two eyes...

Updated : 2016.01.11 18:23

[Herald Interview] Korea aims to keep tourists coming back

At 25 minutes past midnight on Jan. 1, government officials and corporate executives welcomed the country’s first foreign tourists of the year at Incheon International Airport. Gifts including cosm...

Updated : 2016.01.03 17:36