All posts tagged "hallyu"

  • Psy; as Korea is tryingto extend “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, around the world, Japan and China have responded with their own policy strategies to promote their own cultural products. The Japanese government is pushing ahead with “Cool Japan,” while China is promoting the Confucius Institute program. / Korea Times file
    Hallyu sparks cultural rivalry for Asia’s big 3

    By Chung Ah-young Policymakers have been desperate about extending “hallyu,” or the Korean wave, that describes the international boom in Korean pop culture exports witnessed over the past decade. However, the government’s aggressive involvement has now presented...

    • Posted November 5, 2013
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  • The Maitreya in Meditation, a 7th-century gilt-bronze Buddhist statue designated as National Treasure No. 83, is on display at the “Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York, the United States. The exhibition will continue through Feb. 23, 2014, featuring a total of 132 objects from the Silla Kingdom. 
/ Courtesy of National Museum of Korea
    Korean art on exhibit at world-renowned U.S. museums

    Silla, Joseon artworks on show in world-renowned museums By Chung Ah-young Korean art has been regarded as a spinoff from those of China and Japan, which are believed to possess the core of Asian cultural and aesthetic...

    • Posted November 1, 2013
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  • Song Hyang-keun, president of the King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF), gestures as he speaks on the foundation’s aims and goals at a recent interview with The Korea Times held at the foundation’s office in
Seoul. Behind him are the colored markers that show the 117 King Sejong Institutes located over 51 countries. 
/ Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
    King Sejong Institute promotes Korean language education

    Leading ‘hallyu’ foundation marks first anniversary today By Chung Hyun-chae “When people are considering learning Korean, we hope that they will think of The King Sejong Institute first, just as Alliance Francaise provides French language education and...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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    Korea export fair hosted in Buenos Aires

    By Kim Ji-soo Five Korean animation firms and a publishing company attended a Korea export fair held Tuesday in Buenos Aires in Argentina, a country deemed central to the Korean wave in South America. The five animation...

    • Posted October 22, 2013
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  • Bae Yong-joon captures grand prize in Japan

    (Yonhap) Actor Bae Yong-joon, the star of the hugely popular TV drama “Winter Sonata,” has received the grand prize at a hallyu awards ceremony hosted by the Japanese media industry, his management agency said. Bae also received the...

    • Posted October 21, 2013
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  • High hopes for ‘Hansik’ as big draw for foreign tourists

    By Yun Suh-young The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Monday announced an ambitious plan to promote the country’s food culture as it looks to help increase the number of tourists in regions other than the...

    • Posted October 21, 2013
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  • Court cuisine master Han Bok-ryo
    Royal dinner at Korea House

    Court cuisine artisan Han Bok-ryo reenacts queen’s dinner By Chung Ah-young “The Jewel in the Palace,” the record-breaking television drama starring Lee Young-ae that aired a decade ago, not only triggered “hallyu” or the Korean wave boom...

    • Posted October 15, 2013
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