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Writers’ festival coming to Seoul, Jeju

Writers’ festival coming to Seoul, Jeju

       The Seoul International Writers’ Festival will take place in Seoul and on Jeju Island from Oct. 29 to Nov.3. Under the theme “Reality and Imagination,” the five-day event will invite 20 writers, including prominent writers from abroad for lectures, discussions and tours. The biennial event has been hosted by the Literature Translation Institute of […]

Scholars to discuss globalizing folklore

Scholars to discuss globalizing folklore

Jecheon to host Korean Folklorist Conference Oct. 26-27 Globalization is a modern mantra in almost every field and folklore is no exception. In the 21st century, the world is facing a polarized phenomenon between globalization and localization. To narrow that gap, Korean folklorists who keep track of traditions and past cultures are trying to confront […]

[Indonesia Report] Hallyu Wave in Indonesia seems to continue enjoying popularity

[Indonesia Report] Hallyu Wave in Indonesia seems to continue enjoying popularity

Some music critics in Indonesia predicted the Hallyu Wave would be over soon, but it doesn’t seem to be correct. After Mblaq’s successful concert in their tour of “The Blaq” in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, on June this year, Indonesian Hallyu fans were also entertained by another Korean Boy Band, Big Bang, who just also recently […]

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Five-Day Festival Of Dussehra In Major Cities Of India

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Five-Day Festival Of Dussehra In Major Cities Of India

In this Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 photo, Indian artists prepare themselves before going on stage for a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, to celebrate the festival of Dussehra in Allahabad, India. The Hindu festival of Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory […]

Ancient construction secrets to be shared

Ancient construction secrets to be shared

Asian master carpenters to meet in Suwon History is well reflected in traditional architecture, giving awe and admiration to its beholders. But few know how the structures were built and who designed and constructed them and how they were preserved until today. In East Asian nations with a long history of wooden architecture, construction techniques […]

Star gymnast caught in nasty fight between agency, KGA

Star gymnast caught in nasty fight between agency, KGA

Korea’s star rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has found herself caught in a power struggle between her agency, IB Sport, and the Korea Gymnastic Association (KGA). Son, who finished an unprecedented fifth in the London Olympics, saw her long-trusted mentor Kim Ji-hee has tendered her resignation from the KGA. The friction began over whether Son should […]

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

Blue Iguana No Longer Considered Endangered Species Due To Success In Breeding

In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, an adult Grand Cayman Blue Iguana nicknamed “Biter” is shown shedding its dead skin at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park on the island of Grand Cayman. Blue iguanas on Grand Cayman island are no longer considered a critically endangered species. A decade ago, there were just […]

People In Muslim Countries Busy Ahead Of Eid Al-Adha Festival

People In Muslim Countries Busy Ahead Of Eid Al-Adha Festival

A Palestinian man trades sheep at a local cattle market ahead of Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, in Gaza City, on Oct. 21, 2012. Muslims around the world are busy preparing this year’s Eid Al-Adha, which will be celebrated by slaughtering sheep, camels and cattle, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God’s […]

Shikali Festival Celebrated By People Of Khokana, Near Katmandu

Shikali Festival Celebrated By People Of Khokana, Near Katmandu

Nepalese priests smoke as they get ready for the Shikali festival in Khokana, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Devotees sacrifice animals hoping to get the blessing of deities during this festival. Nepal’s Newar community dancer wearing mask of a deity dances during Shikali festival in Khokana, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. […]

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Dussehra Festival In Allahabad, India

Hindu Devotees Celebrate Dussehra Festival In Allahabad, India

An Indian child reacts as she buys pumpkins to be painted with demon faces during the Durga Puja festival in Chennai, India, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Devotees believe that smashing pumpkins painted with demon faces drive away evil spirits. <AP Photo/Arun Sankar K> Artists enact a fight from the epic Ramayana during a Dussehra festival […]

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