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  • Learning Korean using K-Pop and K-Drama.
    September 30, 2014, No comments

    For most of us, our first introduction to Korea was through entertainment which led to a penchant for the Korean Language also known as Hangugmal~한국말. There are plenty of ways to learn this language but what about…

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    Korea’s New Generation of Ska
    August 26, 2014, No comments

    2014 was a devastating year for music festivals in Korea. But one of the high points is bound to be the New Generation of Ska Festival, a free street festival held in Sinchon on August 30. Ska is far from Korea’s most…

  • 'Made of chair' image courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre UK
    Friday Late Night: Korea at the V&A, London
    August 12, 2014, No comments

      Image courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre UK  The Victoria & Albert Museum hosted a wonderful late night event back in May this year with the focus on Korean popular culture. The Museum is  the world’s…

  • Legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin-Yi. Photo taken from the 2006 KBS2 TV series.
    The Many Faces of the Gisaeng in Korean TV
    August 12, 2014, No comments

    I must admit that I love watching gisaeng (기생) in Korean TV dramas and movies more than Joseon queens and princesses and women from yangban families. But don’t get me wrong. All of these women, whichever social…

  • Korean Formats Remakes
    Korean TV formats: a new Korean wave?
    July 18, 2014, No comments

    Over the past fifteen years, and especially in the late 2000s, Korean television dramas have been able to find an increasing number of platforms to be viewed by a growing foreign fanbase: first in South East Asia,…