All posts tagged "Joseon Kingdom"

  • The nine seals confiscated last year include three national seals of the Korean Empire, one royal seal of the Korean Empire and five signets of the Joseon Royal Court of the Joseon Dynasty. The Korean Empire (1897-1910) succeeded the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). (ICE photo)
    Obama will personally return royal seals to Korea

    By Kim Tae-gyu U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to return nine stolen Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) seals to Korea during his Asian trip next week, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday. They are three state...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • KBS’ new period piece ‘Jeong Do-jeon’ will fill the 9:40 p.m. weekend drama
slot starting today. (Courtesy of KBS)
    Network drama revisits life of Joseon kingdom’s architect

    Joseon’s founding seen in unique angle By Do Je-hae The founding of Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) has been a popular theme in period TV dramas. KBS is starting another one this week, aiming to duplicate the resounding success...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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  • A replica of a traditional house of jongga 
(Courtesy of National Folk Museum of Korea)
    Korea’s unique legacy of ‘jongga’

    Folk museum offers deeper understanding of traditional family values By Baek Byung-yeul Korea’s “jongga” or head family of a respected clan is a concept that began to form in the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910) era. A jongga has...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Modern day Dongdaemun night market
    Dongdaemun, Korea’s fashion mecca, tells a unique story

    By Kim, Hye-sung Tourist attractions reveal a nation’s lifestyle, ideas and socio-political changes. Dongdaemun, Korea’s fashion mecca, also tells us a unique story. Today, Dongdaemun is one of the most popular destinations for foreigners, especially Japanese and...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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  • Korean folk villages picked as UNESCO’s best heritage models

    By Chung Ah-young Korea’s UNESCO-designated “’World Heritage Sites” ― Yangdong and Hahoe villages ― have been selected as a couple of the best examples of preserving universal values in the context of sustainable development. UNESCO published “World...

    • Posted November 12, 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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  • Kimchi recommended for UNESCO list

    By Kim Tong-hyung UNESCO will likely register kimchi, the staple Korean side-dish of fermented cabbage, as a cultural heritage, the government said Wednesday. According to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), UNESCO’s Subsidiary Body, which evaluates new candidates...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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