All posts tagged "Hangeul"

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    Hangeul party coming to Chicago

    A party for the Korean writing system, Hangeul, will kick off in Chicago on May 16. Held by All That Story America and the Chicago Korean Consulate General, 2015 Story of Korea: Hangeul Party is an attempt...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Leslie Song, daughter of late Korean American politician Alfred H. Song, explains the collection of letters she donated to Korea's National Hangeul Museum. (Park Sang-hyuk/Korea Times)
    Early Korean immigrant letters donated to Hangeul museum

    A collection of Japanese colonial-era letters written by the first generation of Korean American immigrants, kept by the family of the late Korean American politician Alfred H. Song, was donated this month to the National Hangeul Museum...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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    ‘Hangeul’ celebrates 568th Birthday

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea will observe a national holiday Thursday to mark the promulgation of “Hangeul” with a variety of events highlighting the history and value of the Korean alphabet, organizers said Wednesday. Considered one of...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • About 200 texts dating back to the late Goryeo Kingdom and early Joseon Kingdom periods were found at the Gwangheung Temple in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province. / Yonhap
    Rare early Joseon texts found in temple

    By Kim Tong-hyung Historians are hailing as remarkable the discovery of a slew of medieval texts inside a Buddha statue at a temple in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province. About 200 different documents were found and they included...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, right, poses with Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister Yoo Jin-ryong after the Internet giant signed an agreement with the government, Wednesday, to help the country promote “hangeul,” the Korean alphabet. / Yonhap
    Google to Promote ‘Hangeul’

    By Kim Yoo-chul Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that he will join Korea’s efforts to globally promote its indigenous writing system, “Hangeul.” Schmidt said he will closely cooperate with the Korean government to raise global awareness of...

    • Posted October 30, 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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  • Hangeul Day, which falls on Oct. 9, has been re-designated as a national holiday from this year. Comprising 24 letters — 14 consonants and 10 vowels, hangeul, a Korean writing system, was completed by King Sejong the Great and scholars of the Joseon Kingdom in 1443 and promulgated in 1446.  / Korea Times file
    October 9 is Hangeul Day

    By Chung Hyun-chae Hangeul is no longer an alphabet only for Koreans. Some people who don’t have a writing system have adopted it, while others learn it to better understand lyrics of K-pop or watch Korean dramas...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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