All posts tagged "yi soon-shin"

  • "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." (CJ E&M)
    [Forbes] Record-smashing 16th Century Heroic Epic Captures Korea’s 2014 Zeitgeist

          Overwhelming odds are defied! Heroic patriots risk all! And – amidst flashing blades, thundering cannon and colliding battleships – a dastardly national enemy gets his come-uppance! These are the central elements of “Myeongnyang”...

    • Posted August 22, 2014
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  • Pope Francis blesses upon arrival for the Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day at Haemi Castle in Seosan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
    Why did pope excite Koreans so much?

    A renowned psychiatrist says it’s the same reason Koreans are pouring in to see the record-breaking movie about Admiral Yi Soon-shin – “Koreans are longing for a charismatic leader.” By Kang Hyun-kyung Pope Francis enjoyed a rock-star...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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