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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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Chuseok holiday no break for women

Only women are forced to perform domestic labor during the Chuseok holiday, according to a survey by the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Monday. The foundation conducted the survey of over 1,170 people on sexist customs practiced on the major holiday, which falls on Sept. 24 this year. Over 80 percent of female respondents […]

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Looking for needle in Gwangju Biennale’s haystack

Gwangju Biennale explores border issues in scattergun approach Under the theme “Imagined Borders,” derived from Benedict Anderson’s book “Imagined Communities,” the 2018 Gwangju Biennale deals with imminent issues such as refugees, migration, cold war, divisions and the digital divide. For this year’s Gwangju Biennale, 11 curators organized seven main exhibitions with some 300 works of […]

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

BIFF to open with story of North Korean woman defector

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open on Oct. 4 with “Beautiful Days,” a movie about a woman defector who meets her son after 14 years, the festival’s board of directors has announced. The 23rd annual festival will run through Oct. 13. Directed by Jero Yun, the film depicts the life of a North […]

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

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