It was a very tantalising lecture. Dr Lewis and his co-authors had been given jpeg images of 18th-century accounting records from Kaesong by a shadowy intermediary. The agent hoped that having seen some quality goods, representing a very small portion of a set of books and records, the academics would fork out hard cash for […]
Details of a lecture at the Korean Cultural Centre given by Professor Park Young-sook
Anna Lindgren interviews the vocalist of Linus’ Blanket: Yeongene.
A report on James Lewis’s lecture on the accounting records of a Choson dynasty merchant
Details of this week’s film screening at the cultural centre
Michael Rank on a fascinating connection between an East London cemetery and Korea’s history
A feature on Won Bin – typecast as the younger brother, but maybe about to break loose.
Matthew Jackson continues his series of articles on the important treasures from Korea’s past
Aashish Gadhvi on the top personalities in Korean football history
A review of May 18, a modern historical drama about Korea’s Tiananmen Square incident
Two classic films from Korean cinema’s golden age provided a fascinating compare-and-contrast exercise last Monday night at the Barbican.
Details of I-MYU’s November show, with works by Gordon Cheung, Masakatsu Kondo and Sea Hyun Lee
Details of a Korean cookery class near London
Details of two performances by one of Korea’s leading traditional dancers
A review of a superb concert by traditional / fusion music group Baramgot, led by Won Il.
It’s over for this year. From my own perspective, it’s been a great festival. I didn’t manage to get to all of the screenings, but I got to the ones I really wanted to. We had two top-notch films from Korea cinema’s golden age (The Housemaid and Obaltan / Aimless Bullet), a retrospective of one […]
A review of Kim Ji-woon’s kimchi western, The Good the Bad and the Weird