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An Exhibition about the History of Iranian Media

An Exhibition about the History of Iranian Media

From March 8, the Hoo Art Gallery of Tehran presents Watching the History of Iranian Media, an exhibition that celebrates the 5th edition of the book titled The Donkey Party Newspaper. Hosted by Pune Neda, vice president of Asia Journalist Association, publisher of Shukran, and head of the Iran branch of AsiaN, the project will display […]

Amorepacific and Art

Amorepacific and Art

From February 14 to May 19, the Amorepacific Museum of Art opens its first special exhibition of modern art collection entitled Apma, Chapter One- From The Apma Collection at the Amorepacific headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul. The exhibition features the collection of the Amorepacific Museum of Art, purposefully wide-ranging in genres from painting to photography, sculpture […]

‘Tea is essential part of Buddhist culture’

‘Tea is essential part of Buddhist culture’

Venerable Jiheo speaks of life with tea Venerable Jiheo, 77, who has devoted his life to growing green tea plants since he became a monk at the age of 15, says the essence of Buddhist culture lies in tea. “A famous ancient book praising green tea says if one drinks seven cups of tea, that person […]

Goryeo: The Glory of Korea

Goryeo: The Glory of Korea

From December 4, 2018, to March 3, 2019, the National Museum of Art present “Goryeo: The Glory of Korea”, a comprehensive overview of art in the Goryeo Dynasty. The special exhibition brings together 450 artworks, including works on loan from 45 institutions, 11 of them in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan.   […]

Has Singapore Led to Real Gains on the North Korean Nuclear Question?

Has Singapore Led to Real Gains on the North Korean Nuclear Question?

  The warm feelings of the Singapore summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in June have given way to the chill of December and the reality of a coming winter. In October and November, North Korea’s state-run news agency, KCNA, published a series of commentaries warning that North Korea might resume testing nuclear […]

‘Kim Ji-young Born in 1982’ is best-selling Asian book in Japan

‘Kim Ji-young Born in 1982’ is best-selling Asian book in Japan

“Kim Ji-young Born in 1982,” a novel describing the life of an ordinary Korean housewife on a career break, has become the best-seller in the Asian literature category of the online shopping site Amazon Japan. The Japanese version of Korea’s popular feminism novel was published in Japan on Dec. 8. It ranked No. 1 in […]

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Six thousand people will be invited to make kimchi in downtown Seoul over the weekend at the fifth Seoul Kimchi Festival. The annual festival will kick off at Seoul Plaza and nearby Mugyo-dong area on Friday through Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. People in Korea have traditionally made a large amount of kimchi before […]

Nostalgia and Romanticism: Populism and the Rise of Identity Politics

Nostalgia and Romanticism: Populism and the Rise of Identity Politics

Politically, the world is more dangerous and unpredictable than it was just a couple of years ago. Seemingly overnight, following Britain’s unexpected vote on June 23, 2016, to withdraw from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US president in November of the same year, confidence in liberal democracy is at a […]

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

World Poets in the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival

  For the past sixteen years, the International Costa Rica Poetry Festival has enhanced the presence of poetry in the country’s capital; San Jose, and other cities of the country, leading up to the ocean tortoise city of Tortuguero. Audience has interacted with the event in its main cultural sectors of Costa Rica, as well […]

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

DMZ film festival in limelight as it coincides with summit

This year’s DMZ International Film Festival has been in the limelight due to its rare overlapping with the inter-Korean summit that began on Tuesday.  Opening last Thursday, the film festival has screened 142 documentaries from 39 countries. Some of the films were shot in or feature topics related to North Korea.  The week-long film fest […]

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