LKL’s top keywords

Interested in the people and other things that interest us? Here are the most frequently written-about people and places on this site. The list is sorted into the following sections: Visual artists and designers | Movie directors | Writers | Musicians and bands | Actors, dancers and other folks | Places in Korea | Locations outside of Korea.

Pro users, researchers and archivists will want to check out the full list of people and other keywords here.

Artists

Here are the top 50 visual artists, craftspeople and designers covered in LKL:

Shin Meekyoung (신미경) (55) Lee Jae-hyo (이재효) (31) Bae Chan-hyo (31) Park Bong-su (30) Kwon Soon-hak (29) Francesca Cho (29) Hwang Jihae (27) Paik Nam June (백남준) (26) Hong Young-in (26) Baak Je (24) Lee Ufan (24) Lee Sea-hyun (이세현) (24) Hur Shan (23) Chun Kwang-young (23) Park June Bum (박준범) (22) Kang Soon-yul (22) Choi Jeong-hwa (22) Lee Yong-baek (이용백) (22) Suh Do-ho (서도호) (22) Jung Yeon-doo (21) Yun Sung-feel (윤성필) (21) Bae Joon-sung (20) Gwon Osang (20) Kim Ayoung (19) Kwon Jukhee (18) Kim Ha-young (18) Lee Bul (18) Yang Haegue (양혜규) (18) Park Hyo-jin (16) Lee Lee-nam (이이남) (16) Kwon Dae-hun (16) Lee Hyung-koo (이형구) (16) Shin Kiwoun (신기운) (16) Debbie Han (15) Kimsooja (15) Kang Ik-joong (15) Park Seo-bo (15) Lee Kang-hyo (15) Min Joon-hong (15) Park Chan-kyong (14) Ku Hye-young (14) Choi Yoon-suk (14) Baik Hyunjhin (14) Kang Yiyun (13) Chun Joo-hee (13) Kim Whanki (13) Kang Eemyun (13) Kim Ji-eun (aka The Drawing Hand) (13) Kim Minae (13) Song Bada (13)

Directors

Here are the top 50 directors covered in LKL:

Hong Sang-soo (41) Im Kwon-taek (40) Park Chan-wook (37) Bong Joon-ho (35) Lee Chang-dong (30) Kim Ki-duk (27) Kim Jee-woon (23) Shin Sang-ok (21) Kim Ki-young (20) E J-yong (18) Im Sang-soo (15) Jang Sun-woo (15) Lee Man-hee (15) Kim Tae-yong (14) Lee Jun-ik (14) Yu Hyun-mok (13) Ryu Seung-wan (13) Bae Chang-ho (12) Jeong Ji-yeong (11) Im Soon-rye (11) Won Shin-yeon (10) Lee Yoon-ki (10) Lee Myung-se (10) Kim Hong-joon (10) Kang Woo-suk (9) Song Il-gon (9) Park Kwang-su (9) Hur Jin-ho (8) Kwak Kyung-taek (8) Kim Dong-won (8) Jang Jun-hwan (7) Lee Kyoung-mi (7) Yang Ik-june (7) Kang Je-gyu (7) Ahn Jae-hoon (7) Yeon Sang-ho (7) Han Hyung-mo (7) Na Hong-jin (7) Daniel Gordon (7) Yi Seung-jun (7) Han Hye-jin (6) Jeon Kyu-hwan (6) Im Pil-seong (6) Yoon Ga-eun (6) Lee Jang-ho (6) Zhang Lu (6) Park Chul-soo (6) Leesong Hee-il (6) Kim So-yong (6) Choo Chang-min (5)

Authors

Here are the top 50 authors covered in LKL:

Hwang Sun-won (58) Various (52) Park Wan-suh (51) Kim Young-ha (49) Hwang Sok-yong (49) Kim Dong-ni (38) Yi Mun-yol (35) Shin Kyung-sook (35) Ko Un (35) Choe Yun (29) Yi Cheong-jun (29) Oh Jung-hee (29) Han Kang (26) Yi Kwang-su (25) Kim Dong-in (24) Yi Hyo-seok (22) Choi In-hun (22) Pyun Hye-young (22) Hahn Moo-Sook (21) Bae Suah (21) Chae Man-sik (21) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Keith Howard (21) Yi Sang (20) Kim Hyesoon (20) Kim Seung-ok (19) Kim Aeran (19) Hyeon Jin-geon (19) Park Kyung-ni (18) Hwang Sun-mi (18) James E Hoare (18) Kim Yu-jeong (17) Kyung Hyun Kim (17) Krys Lee (16) O Yong-su (16) Sonu Hwi (16) Trad / anon (16) Nick Bonner (15) Gong Ji-young (14) Oh Tae-seok (13) Kang Shin-jae (13) Cho Se-hui (13) Jeong You-jeong (13) Yi Ho-cheol (13) Kang Kyong-ae (13) Jung Young-moon (12) Hwang Jungeun (12) Han Yujoo (12) Choi In-ho (12) Aidan Foster-Carter (12)

Musicians

Here are the top 50 musicians and bands covered in LKL:

Kim Hyelim (57) BTS (38) Nah Youn Sun (33) PSY (26) Kim Sun-wook (24) Jambinai (23) Won Il (22) Dulsori (21) Joo Yeon Sir (20) Chin Unsuk (진은숙) (18) Younee (17) Kim Jihye (17) BoA (17) Girls Generation (17) Baramgot (17) Big Bang (16) Wonder Girls (14) Jang Young-gyu (13) Park Jiha (13) Chang Sarah (13) Heo Yoon-jeong (13) Park Soona (13) Lee Aram (12) Yun Isang (윤이상) (12) Park Kyungso (12) B.A.P (11) CNBLUE (11) Baek Minjung (11) Black String (10) Lee Heemoon (10) Park Woojae (10) Yeo Grace (10) Hwang Byungki (10) KARA (10) Say Sue Me (9) Jung Jae-il (9) Ahn Sook-sun (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Seo Taiji (9) Winterplay (9) Shinhwa (9) Jung Ji-eun (9) Super Junior (9) 2NE1 (9) Bada (9) SHINee (9) Cho Seong-jin (9) Yu Sulki (8) Thames Philharmonia (8) Jo Sumi (8)

People

Here are the top 50 actors, dancers, choreographers and other people covered in LKL:

Rain (33) Moon So-ri (30) Lee Byung-hun (23) Lee Hyori (22) Jeon Ji-hyun (20) Ahn Sung-ki (19) Lee Young-ae (18) Park Jihyun (18) Sarsfield Kiejo (17) Jeon Do-yeon (16) Lee Jiyoon (16) Song Kang-ho (16) Bae Doo-na (15) Kim Yu-na (15) Ahn Eun-me (안은미) (14) Choi Min-sik (14) Ha Jung-woo (13) Jang Dong-gun (13) Cha Jinyeob (12) Park Ji-sung (10) Choi Eun-hee (10) Uhm Jung-hwa (9) Yi Chul-jin (9) Sol Kyung-gu (9) An Sonjae (Br Anthony) (9) Kim Tae-hee (8) Kim Min-hee (8) Choi Ji-woo (8) Hwang Jung-min (8) Her Sung-im (8) Lee Eon-jeong (8) Kang Dong-won (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Hyun Bin (7) Song Hye-kyo (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Cho Yong-min (7) Won Bin (7) Kim Yun-jin (7) Lee Jeong-jae (7) Shin Jeong-ah (6) Lee Eun-ju (6) Ha Ji-won (6) Lee Mi-sook (6) Kim Yoon-seok (6) Yoo Hae-jin (6) Kim Bora (6) Cho Hee-bong (6) Shin Dong-hyuk (5) Kim Hye-soo (5)

Places in Korea

Here are the top 50 places in Korea covered in LKL:

Seoul (147) Gyeongsangnam-do (99) Sancheong-gun (75) Jeju-do (56) Jongno-gu (36) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jeollanam-do (28) Jung-gu (23) Chungcheongnam-do (22) Tongyeong-si (20) Gyeongsangbuk-do (18) Busan (14) Seogwipo-si (14) Jeju-si (13) Gyeongju-si (10) Kangwon-do (10) Hadong-gun (9) Gwangju Metropolitan City (9) Taean-gun (9) Suncheon-si (8) Jeollabuk-do (7) Haenam-gun (7) Gwacheon-si (7) Boryeong-si (7) Wando-gun (6) Pyeongchang-gun (6) Buyeo-gun (6) Hapcheon-gun (5) Yongsan-gu (5) Mapo-gu (5) Yeosu-si (5) Gangnam-gu (4) Yongin-si (4) Suwon-si (4) Geoje-si (4) Gongju-si (4) Gangneung-si (4) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Jeonju-si (4) Daegu (3) Chuncheon-si (3) Jinju-si (3) Hwasun-gun (3) Yeoju-si (3) Goheung-gun (3) Andong-si (3) Gwangju-si (3) Mungyeong-si (3) Seosan-si (3) Hamgyongbuk-do (3)

Locations outside of Korea

Here are the top places oustide of Korea covered in LKL:

Kingston + New Malden (114) Japan (74) USA (28) New York (24) China (23) Vietnam (17) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (13) Manchester (10)