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Korea’s first Culture Minister Lee O-young who made Koreans fall deeper in love with their culture dies at 89

Korea’s first Culture Minister Lee O-young who made Koreans fall deeper in love with their culture dies at 89

SEOUL: Former Culture Minister Lee O-young, one of South Korea’s most revered literary critics and novelists, died of cancer Saturday at the age of 89. Lee, born in 1933 in Asan, South Chungcheong Province, served as the country’s first cultural minister in 1990-1991 under the Roh Tae-woo administration, Yonhap news agency reported. With his various […]

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

By Habib Toumi DUBAI: Wading through the large avenues and alleys in the huge Dubai EXPO 2020, I can sense the excitement and enthusiasm among the thousands of people coming from around the world for a unique experience of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” It is the United Nations in motion and the togetherness of […]

Edition Delta: German home of outstanding Korean authors

Edition Delta: German home of outstanding Korean authors

Interviewed by Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President of the Asia Journalists Association The Stuttgart literary publisher Edition Delta was awarded the German Publisher Prize 21 by the Berlin Ministry of Culture at the Münchner Kammerspiele for its transcultural commitment, which also includes a continuous literature series with outstanding Korean authors. In this interview I come closer to […]

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

The new phase of cultural relations between Iran and Korea

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Iran and Korea have a long historical relation that goes back to more than 1500 years through the silk road and the time of merchants exchanging goods. A piece of precious glass related to Persia found in Korea is now kept […]

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

Ambassador to promote South Korean culture in five Indonesian cities

  Jakarta: South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom will promote his country’s culture, tourism and traditional food in the five Indonesian cities of Jakarta, Cirebon, Brebes, Solo, and Surabaya. The event entitled Korean Friend to Java, known as “Teko Nang Jawa” in Javanese language ” will be held from September 2 to 7, […]

Cultural centers growing in Iran

Cultural centers growing in Iran

Iran is a vast country not only regarding its population but also its different cultures and languages. In these days of heavy American sanctions against Iran, there is stress about the economic situation of ordinary people such as workers and employees. At the same time, elite society tries to maintain prestigious cultural activities. It is […]

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

US returns 361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics, artifacts to China

361 pieces (sets) of cultural relics and artifacts were returned to China by the US at a repatriation ceremony held in Indianapolis on Feb.28, local time. At the ceremony, representatives from China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration (SACH) and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) signed and exchanged certificate of transfer.   These cultural relics […]

Cultural activities held in Panama to boost China-Panama ties

Cultural activities held in Panama to boost China-Panama ties

A series of cultural exchange activities between China and Panama, as well as between China and Latin America were held on Nov. 21 and 22 at Latin American Parliament headquarters, Panama City. Sharing the stories of China-Latin America and China-Panama relations, cooperation and friendship, these activities, including the inauguration ceremony of the China Pavilion and […]

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

Great Indus Civilization

Great Indus Civilization

Experts say ‘Moen Jo Daro’ dates back to Bronze Age Preliminary analyses of cores obtained from World Heritage site of great Indus Civilization, known as ‘Moen Jo Daro’ or the ‘Mound of Dead’ (as the original name is unkown) located in Sindh province of Pakistan has confirmed that the ancient city dates back to Bronze […]

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