Saturday, September 25, 2021

Japan using history-distorting exhibit to revive military: scholar

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka (right) and author Han Soosan (left), who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," held a talk on June 29 under the...

Talk to discuss history distortion by Japan’s info center

Sejong University professor Yuji Hosaka, an expert on Korea-Japan relations, and author Han Soosan, who wrote the novel "Gunhamdo (Battleship Island)," will hold a talk on the history...

Fighting injustice with the pen

By Jeon Han Photos = Jeon Han Illustration = Manus Eugune "I might die but let The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News, now The Seoul Sinmun) remain to save...

Unsung Hero of Korea’s Independence – George Lewis Shaw

By Jeon Han Photos = The Independence Hall of Korea Illustration = Manus Eugune A trading company in Andong (now Dandong), China, holds a distinctive place in the...

Memorabilia of freedom fighters from 1919 on display at former prison

Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul is holding through April 21 an exhibition featuring Korean independence fighters who lived a hundred years ago under...

Korean relics displayed at Saudi Arabia’s National Museum of Riyadh

The exhibition “The Enchanting Journey to Korean Civilization” is being held at the National Museum of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia through March 7, 2019. By Kim...

Seoul exhibition honors 1,100 years of Goryeo Dynasty artworks

The 12th-century “Gilt-silver Ewer with Basin” from the Goryeo Dynasty, owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is part of the exhibition “Goryeo:...

Former Japanese prime minister kneels in front of survivors of atomic bombing

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama, on his knees, offers words of consolation to the surviving victims of atomic bombings at Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do province. By Kim...

Non-Korean fought for Korean independence

Frank William Schofield is one of the non-Korean supporters of Korea’s independence. (Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs) By Oh Hyun Woo and Kim Young Shin Korea’s Gwangbokjeol Liberation Day (광복절)...
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Palace museum highlights royal Joseon babies

By Kang Gahui and Hahm Hee-eun Seoul | June 27, 2018 Photos and Video = Cultural Heritage Administration When a baby is newly born, everyone feels the same about the...
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Joseon legation in Washington to reopen with national flag for first time in 113...

The building that used to be the Korean legation in the U.S. during Joseon times is of significant value as a cultural property. It's...
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Korea’s first US travel essay now published in modern Korean

The 'Misokseubyu' (미속습유, 美俗拾遺) is part of the 'Jukcheongo' (죽천고, 竹泉稿), a collection of literary works put together by Korea’s first minister plenipotentiary to...
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When South and North meet: turning points in a divided history

Kim Yo Jong (left), first vice director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in...
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Finding the right word for Jeju’s historic tragedy

A baekbi, a blank memorial stone, lies in Exhibition Hall 1 at the Jeju 4.3 Peace Park. Its description says, 'Someday, this stone will be...
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Joseon royal rituals published as book

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...
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NYT honors Yu Gwan-sun, March 1st patriot

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...
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President Moon regrets unfortunate history between Korea, Vietnam

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...
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Olympic host city reenacts royal funeral

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...
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A history written in sweat, the past and present of Korean sports

Korean athletes enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremony at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. This photo is just one of...
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Korean imperial banquet reenacted after 110 years

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....

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