The Independent highlights SHINee’s popularity in the UK in its article “K-pop craze: The K Factor”, while the KCC tries to figure out who are all the fans who are coming to United Cube on Monday.
By contrast to the glacial pace of T’oji, I’m six pages in to Yi Cheong-jun’s Seopyeonje (http://t.co/Z32AGY0p | US: http://t.co/tjQBtaAD) and already I’m crying.
Why Park Kyung-ni’s epic novel “Land” is like the long-running BBC radio soap opera “The Archers”. And why someone should create a Reader’s Digest version.
Richard E. Kim: The Martyred First published by George Braziller, 1964 Published in Penguin Classics 2011, with introduction by Heinz Insu Fenzl and Preface by Susan Choi. 199 pp Fourteen North Korean priests are rounded up by the communists just before North Korea invades the South in June 1950. Twelve of the priests are shot, […]
Taekkyeon beats Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage listing. http://t.co/KkyDZ6tC. Tightrope walking (jultagi) and ramie weaving (mosi) also listed.
It’s one week to the big live K-pop event in the Brixton Academy. So what can we look forward to? Cube Entertainment, founded by a former employee of JYP Entertainment, are fairly new to the K-pop world, and are keen to get themselves heard. Despite being relatively new, they can just about claim to be […]
The UK Korean Artists Association is holding a group exhibition at the KCC from this coming Friday. It will be a good opportunity to see the varied work of Korean artists who are staying in the UK for the longer term. Delayed Sojourn – London, home away from home Korean Cultural Centre UK 2nd – […]
Having had some classic film from Lee Man-hee during this year’s festival, we now have the treat of Kim Ki-young’s Insect Woman (1972) on 1 December. It’s unfortunate that we have to choose between this and an interesting talk at the Japan Foundation. But this is Kim Ki-young, and the film is said to be […]
Sumi Jo was totally fabulous tonight at the Cadogan Hall with the Academy of Ancient Music. Highlight was the encore – Mozart’s elaborate variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, in a duet with flautist Rachel Brown
In March 2012, South Korea will be hosting the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, will introduce some of the issues at December’s Global Korea Lecture at the KCC. Pre-registration necessary. North Korea’s nuclear threat and the upcoming Seoul Nuclear Security […]
Looks like a very interesting talk at the Japan Foundation on 1 December. Of course, it has to clash with something equally as compelling: a rare screening of Kim Ki-young’s Insect Woman at the KCC. The Japan Foundation hosts: Guilt, Nostalgia, and Victimhood: Korea in the Japanese Theatrical Imagination Speaker: Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei (UCLA) How […]
It had to happen sooner or later. My office now regards the Korea Times website as malicious, and I can no longer access it from work over my lunchtime sandwich. http://t.co/dMSFWNIm
A bowl of jjambbong contains twice your daily sodium limit, says a new survey – but it’s so tasty. I wonder if the survey will be translated into English. http://t.co/LgffcTmn
A reminder of this Friday’s talk at SOAS: A New Deal: comic story representations of food issues in post-famine North Korea Speaker: Martin Petersen (University of Copenhagen) Date: 25 November 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Venue: Russell Square, College Building, Room G50 Abstract In the mid to late 1990s North Korea went through a famine […]
News of a one-day exhibition in St James’s by fashion designer Helen Koo. Pop in after the seminar at the KCC this Saturday. Helen Sumin Koo is a fashion designer and her art work centres on new fashion technologies, functional design, and sustainable design. Her exhibition will be held in London on Nov. 26th, and […]
Can’t help thinking that this was totally the right thing to do: GNP defy opposition tear gas to vote through FTA http://t.co/MqqFDLkr
2011 gold medal winner Hwang Ji-hae will return to the Chelsea Flower show in 2012, featuring a DMZ guard post instead of an outside privy http://t.co/PhwVBSP0