Thursday, July 19, 2018
The National Gugak Center has now published records of royal Joseon rituals and banquets, courtesy of the British Library. (National Gugak Center) By Min Yea-Ji and Yoon Jihye Records of royal Joseon rituals and banquet etiquette from 1809 (Gisa jinpyori jinchan uigwe, 기사진표리진찬의궤, 己巳進表裏進饌儀軌)...
The New York Times honors Yu Gwan-sun (1902-1920) in an article titled 'Yu Gwan-sun, a Korean Independence Activist Who Defied Japanese Rule' on March 29. (NYT) By Kang Gahui and Yoon Jihye The New York Times (NYT) has honored Yu Gwan-sun (1902-1920), a heroine...
President Moon Jae-in pays his respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Vietnamese revolutionary leader, in Hanoi on March 23. (Cheong Wa Dae) By Park Hye Ri and Sohn JiAe President Moon Jae-in expressed his regrets concerning massacres...
Participants in a street parade perform a reenactment of the royal funeral for Joseon’s sixth monarch, King Danjong (단종, 端宗) (r. 1452-1455). They carry the bier that, in the past, held the monarch's corpse, at Dano Park in Gangneung,...
Korean athletes enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremony at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This photo is just one of the items on display at the special exhibition 'Korean Sports, A History Written in Sweat'...
A reenactment of a Korean royal imperial banquet from the Korean Empire (1897-1910) takes place at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on Oct. 11. The event commemorates the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of the Korean Empire. By Kim Young...
Social science and history teachers from the U.S. take a look at ancient Korean artifacts at the National Museum of History on July 24. They are in Korea on a week-long workshop for U.S. educators organized by the Ministry...
A special exhibit at the National Museum of Korea titled 'Unbuttoning French Fashion From the 18th to the 20th Century' showcases some 1,800 pieces of period clothing, paintings, publications and photographs, all about the evolution of buttons. By Lee Hana Photos...
The Gongsanseong Fortress is a historic site in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do Province, that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2015. By Kim Eun-young and Kim Young Shin Photos = Gongju-si City Government The Gongsanseong Fortress (공산성, 公山城) and...
Ancient tombs in Yeonsan-dong, Busan, consist of a line of 18 graves located along the top ridge of Baesan Mountain. There are some 1,000 burial sites in total spread across the adjoining hills. The ancient burial sites in Yeonsan-dong, Busan,...
Have you ever heard about the 18-year-old young woman named Yu Gwan-sun (유관순, 柳寬順) (1902-1920)? Yu Gwan-sun was an organiser of the March 1 Movement in 1919. The anniversary of this movement is still celebrated in Korea annually on March...
Tomb No. 518, one of the ancient tombs unearthed in Jisan-dong, Goryeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, consists of a main chamber and five additional chambers, presumably for people buried with the owner of the tomb. Relics that give clues about ancient funeral...

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