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[Herald Interview] Craftsmanship behind Joseon woodblocks

Kim Gak-han has spent most of his life working with wood, from cabinetmaking to carving ancient texts and drawing on wood plates.“Now that I think about it, I think I was destined to do it,” the cra...

Updated : 2014.12.21 21:02

Jangpangak, the woodblock archive

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― They say to see the real Korea, one must visit Andong, the home of Korean Confucianism. But even in this historic city, the real gems are hidden far off the beaten...

Updated : 2014.12.21 20:59

Seoul to spend big on game industry

The Korean government plans to spend 180 billion won ($163 million) over the next five years to support game developers who have been facing a double whammy of intensifying competition in the global m...

Updated : 2014.12.18 20:32

[Herald Interview] Preserving family traditions in 21st century

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― In his beautiful old “hanok” property in a famous traditional village, there is a shrine to Lee Pang-soo’s distinguished ancestor Lee Sang-jeong. Every morning,...

Updated : 2014.12.17 21:10

[Herald Interview] Bringing Joseon treasure to light

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― Scholar Lim No-jig was born in Andong, home to hundreds of “jongga” ― the prestigious households descended from distinguished Joseon-era scholars through the el...

Updated : 2014.12.17 21:07

How Koreans spend their free time

A typical Korean spends his or her free time flipping through TV channels or surfing the Internet or social media. When he or she feels like going out, the destination is most likely to be a cinema. That’s how two surveys released Wednesday paint the life of most Koreans when they are fre...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:32

[Herald Interview] Making sense of Confucian printing woodblocks

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― Despite their historical and cultural value, Confucian printing woodblocks are barely studied. Most people don’t even know they exist. That’s why Lee Yong-doo an...

Updated : 2014.12.14 22:35

Why Confucian printing woodblocks matter

ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― The legacy of Joseon, Korea’s last ruling dynasty, is alive and strong in this historic town. Billed as the heartland of Korean Confucianism, Andong boasts a numb...

Updated : 2014.12.14 21:50

Trailblazer in globalizing Korean classics

Choi Byong-hyon, a professor of English literature at Honam University in Gwangju, is widely regarded as one of the top translators of the Korean classics, especially historically important texts that...

Updated : 2014.12.12 21:06

Calendar

Pop musicPsy Concert: “All Night Stand”: Just as he did last year, Psy will be returning to the stage for four energy-filled nights for his upcoming “All Night Stand” holiday concert series. Inarg...

Updated : 2014.12.12 21:03

Winnie-the-Pooh illustration sells for record price

LONDON (AFP) ― The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends playing “poohsticks” sold at auction in London on Tuesday for a record-breaking 314,500 pounds ($490,000).The sale of E. H. Shepard’s ink drawing of the much-loved A. A. Mil...

Updated : 2014.12.10 20:50

Students learn compassion through solar project

WINTER GARDEN, Florida ― Valencia College student Thomas Dillen held a solar panel as high as he could, trying to catch the waning sunlight.Two dozen fourth- and fifth-grade students at Tildenville E...

Updated : 2014.12.10 20:46

Helping kids embrace new rituals when holiday tinged by loss

Sometimes the most wonderful time of the year arrives at the worst time of your life.Divorce, death, layoffs ― grief-inducing losses don’t take a holiday, and they can wreak havoc on yours, particul...

Updated : 2014.12.10 20:41

‘Metamorphosis’ depicts ever-changing society

How do people react to the waves of change in society? Theater director Choi Won-seok pondered this question before writing “Metamorphosis” in 2009. Some people ride the tides, while others swim aga...

Updated : 2014.12.08 20:57

’Tis the season for ‘Nutcracker’

A year-end tradition continues as Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Nutcracker,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” and other seasonal favorites all return to Seoul’s cultural scene. From Seoul Arts Cente...

Updated : 2014.12.07 20:10