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Maestro Chung to conduct chorus for 2018 PyeongChang

Maestro Chung Myung-whun will conduct a grand scale chorus assisted by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as a part of efforts to promote PyeongChang’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the event organ...

Updated : 2011.05.03 17:28

American Center opens with new services in Seoul

The United States Embassy Library has enhanced its public services. With the launch of the new services, the Information Resource Center will now be known as the American Center Korea and will issue...

Updated : 2011.05.02 18:34

Korean documents in U.S. to make digital return

Korea University’s research institute to digitalize 2,200 rare Korean documents held at UC Berkeley More than 2,000 old documents taken from Korea to the U.S. during the Japanese colonial period wi...

Updated : 2011.04.28 18:29

Japan passes bill on return of Korean books

The lower house of the National Diet of Japan passed a bill on Thursday on ratifying an agreement on the return of ancient Korean texts to Seoul. With the legal process necessary for the repatriation...

Updated : 2011.04.28 16:24

500-year-old “the Nuremberg Chronicle” found in Utah

One of the oldest copies of “the Nuremberg Chronicle” has been found during a fundraising event for a museum in Utah, according to reports. The German textbook, which was published in 1493, is an il...

Updated : 2011.04.27 11:08

Time for changes in Korean churches

Protestant church leaders call for reform of churches, organizations riddled with corruption and infighting Easter Sunday is one of the most sacred Christian holidays. But this year, it became a day...

Updated : 2011.04.26 19:49

World’s rarest language on verge of extinction

Linguists from the University of Oxford are striving to preserve the Dusner, an endangered Indonesian tribal language, as its only three speakers were reportedly injured in natural disasters. Two of...

Updated : 2011.04.26 10:27

Ancient Korean books in Japan may return in May: official

Large volumes of ancient Korean books stored in Japan, including key royal texts, could return to Seoul sometime next month, an official said Monday. Lee Sang-geun, a member of a committee dedicated...

Updated : 2011.04.25 21:19

Brain surgery during ancient times

After long period of research on Tibetan Tripitaka, a Buddhism text, researchers found out that brain surgery was practiced even during ancient times. The text contained information that originally ...

Updated : 2011.04.22 11:23

Royal books finally come home

Joseon-period manuscripts return to Seoul on loan 145 years after they were looted by the French The first batch of Korea’s ancient royal books, looted by the French army in the late 19th century a...

Updated : 2011.04.14 17:44

Korea’s royal books returning from France

Korea’s royal books, looted by the French navy in the late 19th century and kept by the National Library of France until recently, will be returning to their home country Thursday, the government sa...

Updated : 2011.04.13 19:21

Shilla Hotel bans hanbok, offers apology

The Shilla Seoul CEO Lee Bu-jin (Yonhap News) The Shilla Seoul on Wednesday apologized for banning a hanbok-clad customer from entering its restaurant, the Park View, which provoked fierce criticism...

Updated : 2011.04.13 19:20

Korea opens international tourism internship

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization said they are recruiting international tourism interns to provide experience and reduce unemployment for young Koreans. ...

Updated : 2011.04.11 18:30

Korean novel gets world’s attention

(Author Shin Kyung-sook at a press conference in New York on Tuesday. Yonhap News) (The cover of Shin Kyung-sook’s “Please Look After Mom,” published by Alfred A. Knopf in the U.S. Yonhap News) ...

Updated : 2011.04.08 19:19

[Herald interview] Culture budget should double: minister

SYDNEY ― Funding for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism takes up about 1 percent of the Korea’s total budget this year, but spending should be doubled, Culture Minister Choung Byoung-gug s...

Updated : 2011.04.05 18:39