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‘Universal appeal is integral to literature promotion’

“The Vegetarian,” a three-part novella by Korean author Han Kang, had all the key elements of success. Flush with literary subtlety, critique and insight, the novel, published in 2007, brought to ...

Updated : 2016.12.29 18:11

Scholars fret about fate of ‘holy grail’ German abbey books

ALTOMUENSTER, Germany (AP) -- It was filthy, cramped and in major disarray, but when art historian Eva Lindqvist Sandgren entered the library in Altomuenster Abbey, off-limits to all but the German m...

Updated : 2016.12.27 14:05

Fan-based Comic World convention gains global traction

BUSAN (Yonhap) -- Comics and cartoon strips used to be the domain of professionals. Today, fans have also taken up the sketchpad, flocking to fan-made art conventions with their favorite series as th...

Updated : 2016.12.27 14:01

Scholars team up to dispel 400-year-old ‘fake news’ about US

BOSTON (AP) -- Fake news, quadricentennial edition: America‘s early settlers were all pious. The native people were savages. Freedom and liberty were available to all from Day One. As the US gears u...

Updated : 2016.12.27 13:54

At 96, Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso still dancing inside

HAVANA -- She needs help sitting down, but no sooner has she done it than Alicia Alonso is tapping her foot three times and giving orders in a good-natured but authoritative tone. At age 96, the Cub...

Updated : 2016.12.27 13:54

Seoul’s royal palaces welcome record number of visitors

Seoul’s royal palaces enjoyed an unprecedented rise in popularity this year, the Cultural Heritage Administration said. A record number of 10.1 million visitors tread past the gates of Seoul’s fou...

Updated : 2016.12.26 17:41

[Photo news] Preserving Pompeii

PRESERVING ANCIENT RUINS From left, Massimo Osanna, Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni visit the archeological excavations of Pompeii on occasion of the ...

Updated : 2016.12.25 16:02

World-famous diamond inspires new and bloody history

NEW DELHI (AFP) -- Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world‘s most famous diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals ...

Updated : 2016.12.25 15:44

The unlikely saviors of Libya’s Roman remains

LEPTIS MAGNA, Libye (AFP) -- Ali Hribish stands by the Arch of Septimius Severus which dominates Libya’s ancient city of Leptis Magna, brandishing letters of thanks for his efforts to protect the si...

Updated : 2016.12.22 17:57

Egypt receives ancient stolen limestone relief

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt’s Embassy in London received a limestone relief that had been stolen from Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in Luxor, the Ministry of Antiquities said. Shaaban Abdel Gawad, general super...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:33

Korean language studies increasingly popular in India

NEW DELHI -- A growing number of people in India are studying Korean to help themselves find jobs or pursue further studies in the East Asian country, officials here said Monday. According to the Ko...

Updated : 2016.12.19 20:07

New York’s anti-Trump sticky notes head for museum preservation

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A historical group on Friday began preserving thousands of sticky notes placed on the walls of a busy New York subway station over the past month to lament the election of Donal...

Updated : 2016.12.19 18:01

London translation firm seeks emoji specialist

LONDON (AFP) -- A London translation agency said Tuesday that it is advertising for its first “emoji translator” to help meet the “challenges posed by the world’s fastest-growing language”. Based in...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:43

Paris exhibit celebrates UNESCO heritage site of Palmyra

PARIS (AP) -- Days after the Islamic State group seized back control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, a prescient exhibit was inaugurated in Paris on Tuesday that aims to educate the public on ...

Updated : 2016.12.14 15:10

CICI announces Korea Image Awards recipients

The Corea Image Communication Institute will honor South Korean golfer Pak Se-ri, AlphaGo artificial intelligence and KwangJuYo Chairman Cho Tae-Kwon at its upcoming 13th annual awards ceremony CICI ...

Updated : 2016.12.13 10:36