July events 2011

Exhibitions: The KCC’s exhibition A Room continues all month, as does Haegue Yang’s Teacher of Dance exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, and Traditional Transformed: Contemporary Korean Ceramics at the V&A. Soon Yul Kang demonstrates her tapestry weaving techniques at Art in Action, Wheatley, Oxon, 21-24 July If you happen to be across the pond, don’t […]

Where to start in Korean literature, and five “Classics” to avoid

Charles Montgomery has a great post on where to start in translated Korean literature, and in another article shares Five Korean “Classics” To Avoid: Heartless (Yi Kwang-su, 1917) Aunt Suni (Hyeon Ki-young, 1978) Between Heaven and Earth (Yun Dae-nyong, 1996) A Man (Hwang Soo-won) and Buckwheat Season (Yi Hyo-sok, 1936). One day, I’m going to […]

DPRK in the Football World Cup

“North Korea will receive at least US$10 million from FIFA for fielding its national team in the World Cup” says the Chosun Ilbo http://bit.ly/bccbuj. That should keep its nuke programme going for a while… # An amazing invention by the Dear Leader: the invisible mobile phone. http://bit.ly/cT9Aw8 # British blogger in Pyongyang reports on the […]