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) (53) Lee Jae-hyo (이재효) (31) Park Bong-su (30) Bae Chan-hyo (배찬효) (30) Kwon Soon-hak (권순학) (29) Cho Francesca (29) Hwang Jihae (황지해) (27) Paik Nam June (백남준) (26) Hong Young-in (25) Baak Je (박제성) (24) Lee Ufan (이우환) (24) Hur Shan (허산) (23) Lee Sea-hyun (이세현) (23) Chun Kwang-young (전광영) (23) Park June Bum (박준범) (22) Kang Soon-yul (강순열) (22) Choi Jeong-hwa (최정화) (22) Suh Do-ho (서도호) (22) Jung Yeon-doo (정연두) (21) Yun Sung-feel (윤성필) (21) Lee Yong-baek (이용백) (21) Bae Joon-sung (배준성) (20) Gwon Osang (권오상) (20) Kim Ayoung (김아영) (19) Kwon Jukhee (권죽희) (18) Lee Bul (18) Yang Haegue (양혜규) (17) Kim Ha-young (김하영) (17) Park Hyo-jin (16) Lee Lee-nam (이이남) (16) Kwon Dae-hun (권대훈) (16) Lee Hyung-koo (이형구) (16) Shin Kiwoun (신기운) (16) Lee Kang-hyo (15) Min Joon-hong (15) Kimsooja (15) Han Debbie (15) Kang Ik-joong (강익중) (15) Baik Hyunjhin (백현진) (14) Park Seo-bo (박서보) (14) Park Chan-kyong (14) Ku Hye-young (14) Kang Yiyun (13) Chun Joo-hee (천주희) (13) Kim Whanki (13) Kang Eemyun (강임윤) (13) Kim Ji-eun (aka The Drawing Hand) (13) Choi Yoon-suk (최윤석) (13) Kim Minae (김민애) (13) Song Bada (송바다) (13)

Directors

Here are the top 50 directors covered in LKL:

Im Kwon-taek (40) Hong Sang-soo (40) Park Chan-wook (37) Bong Joon-ho (35) Lee Chang-dong (30) Kim Ki-duk (27) Kim Jee-woon (23) Shin Sang-ok (20) Kim Ki-young (19) 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 (배창호) (12) Jeong Ji-yeong (11) Won Shin-yeon (10) Im Soon-rye (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) Na Hong-jin (7) Han Hyung-mo (7) Yi Seung-jun (7) Kang Je-gyu (7) Yang Ik-june (7) Ahn Jae-hoon (7) Jang Jun-hwan (7) Kim So-yong (6) Lee Kyoung-mi (6) Leesong Hee-il (6) Park Chul-soo (6) Zhang Lu (6) Yeon Sang-ho (6) Yoon Ga-eun (6) Im Pil-seong (6) Jeon Kyu-hwan (6) Han Hye-jin (6) Lee Jang-ho (6) Choo Chang-min (5) Daniel Gordon (5)

Authors

Here are the top 50 authors covered in LKL:

Hwang Sun-won (58) Park Wan-suh (50) Hwang Sok-yong (46) Kim Young-ha (46) Various (45) Kim Dong-ni (38) Shin Kyung-sook (35) Ko Un (35) Yi Mun-yol (34) Choe Yun (28) Yi Cheong-jun (28) Oh Jung-hee (27) Yi Kwang-su (25) Han Kang (24) Kim Dong-in (24) Yi Hyo-seok (22) Choi In-hun (22) Pyun Hye-young (22) Hahn Moo-Sook (21) Chae Man-sik (21) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Yi Sang (20) Kim Hyesoon (20) Bae Suah (20) Kim Seung-ok (19) Hyeon Jin-geon (19) Keith Howard (19) Park Kyung-ni (18) Hwang Sun-mi (18) Kim Yu-jeong (17) O Yong-su (16) Sonu Hwi (16) Kim Aeran (16) Krys Lee (14) Gong Ji-young (14) Kyung Hyun Kim (14) Trad / anon (13) Yi Ho-cheol (13) Jeong You-jeong (13) Kang Shin-jae (13) Oh Tae-seok (13) Kang Kyong-ae (13) Cho Se-hui (13) Jung Young-moon (12) Hwang Jungeun (12) Choi In-ho (12) Martin Limón (11) Andrew Salmon (11) Jo Jung-rae (11) Suh Ki-won (11)

Musicians

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

Kim Hyelim (54) BTS (35) 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) Lee Aram (12) Yun Isang (윤이상) (11) B.A.P (11) Baek Minjung (11) CNBLUE (11) Park Soona (11) Lee Heemoon (10) Park Woojae (10) Yeo Grace (10) Park Kyungso (10) KARA (10) Say Sue Me (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Seo Taiji (9) Jung Ji-eun (9) Winterplay (9) Super Junior (9) 2NE1 (9) Bada (9) SHINee (9) Shinhwa (9) Black String (8) Yu Sulki (8) Thames Philharmonia (8) Jo Sumi (8) Epik High (8) Choi Jasmine (최나경) (8) Cho Seong-jin (8) Apollo 18 (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) Sarsfield Kiejo (17) Jeon Do-yeon (16) Lee Jiyoon (16) Song Kang-ho (16) Kim Yu-na (15) Bae Doo-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) Uhm Jung-hwa (9) Yi Chul-jin (9) Sol Kyung-gu (9) An Sonjae (Br Anthony) (9) Choi Eun-hee (9) Kim Tae-hee (8) Lee Eon-jeong (8) Choi Ji-woo (8) Hwang Jung-min (8) Kim Min-hee (8) Kang Dong-won (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Hyun Bin (7) Her Sung-im (7) Lee Jeong-jae (7) Cho Yong-min (7) Won Bin (7) Kim Yun-jin (7) Song Hye-kyo (7) Joo Judy (6) 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 (142) Gyeongsangnam-do (99) Sancheong-gun (75) Jeju-do (56) Jongno-gu (33) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jeollanam-do (28) Chungcheongnam-do (22) Tongyeong-si (20) Jung-gu (20) Gyeongsangbuk-do (18) Busan (14) Jeju-si (13) Seogwipo-si (13) Kangwon-do (10) Hadong-gun (9) Gyeongju-si (9) Taean-gun (9) Suncheon-si (8) Gwangju Metropolitan City (8) Jeollabuk-do (7) Haenam-gun (7) Gwacheon-si (7) Pyeongchang-gun (6) Buyeo-gun (6) Boryeong-si (6) Hapcheon-gun (5) Yongsan-gu (5) Wando-gun (5) Yeosu-si (4) Yongin-si (4) Suwon-si (4) Mapo-gu (4) Gongju-si (4) Gangneung-si (4) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Jeonju-si (4) Gwangju-si (3) Geoje-si (3) Hamgyongbuk-do (3) Seosan-si (3) Mungyeong-si (3) Andong-si (3) Chuncheon-si (3) Yeoju-si (3) Hwasun-gun (3) Jinju-si (3) Daegu (3) Goheung-gun (3) Sacheon-si (2)

Locations outside of Korea

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

Kingston + New Malden (112) New York (24) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (12) Manchester (10) Brighton (9) Germany (7) Pyongannam-do (2) Vancouver (1)