London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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 (55) Park Bong-su (33) Lee Jae-hyo (31) Bae Chan-hyo (31) Kwon Soon-hak (29) Francesca Cho (29) Hwang Jihae (27) Paik Nam June (26) Hong Young-in (26) Baak Je (25) Lee Ufan (24) Lee Sea-hyun (24) Hur Shan (23) Chun Kwang-young (23) Park June Bum (22) Kang Soon-yul (22) Choi Jeong-hwa (22) Lee Yong-baek (22) Suh Do-ho (22) Jung Yeon-doo (21) Yun Sung-feel (21) Bae Joon-sung (20) Gwon Osang (20) Kwon Jukhee (19) Kim Ayoung (19) Yang Haegue (19) Lee Bul (18) Kim Ha-young (18) Park Hyo-jin (16) Park Seo-bo (16) Lee Lee-nam (16) Kwon Dae-hun (16) Lee Hyung-koo (16) Shin Kiwoun (16) Debbie Han (15) Kimsooja (15) Kang Ik-joong (15) Lee Kang-hyo (15) Min Joon-hong (15) Park Chan-kyong (14) Ku Hye-young (14) Kim Ji-eun (aka The Drawing Hand) (14) Choi Yoon-suk (14) Baik Hyunjhin (14) Kang Yiyun (13) Chun Joo-hee (13) Kim Whanki (13) Kang Eemyun (13) Kim Minae (13) Song Bada (13)

Directors

Here are the top 50 directors covered in LKL:

Hong Sang-soo (42) 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 (19) Im Sang-soo (19) Lee Jun-ik (16) Lee Man-hee (15) Jang Sun-woo (15) Kim Tae-yong (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) Kim Dong-won (9) Park Kwang-su (9) Na Hong-jin (8) Hur Jin-ho (8) Yeon Sang-ho (8) Yi Seung-jun (8) Lee Kyoung-mi (8) Kwak Kyung-taek (8) Jang Jun-hwan (7) Ahn Jae-hoon (7) Yang Ik-june (7) Leesong Hee-il (7) Han Hyung-mo (7) Daniel Gordon (7) Kang Je-gyu (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) Kim So-yong (6) Cho Jungrae (6)

Authors

Here are the top 50 authors covered in LKL:

Hwang Sun-won (58) Various (52) Park Wan-suh (51) Hwang Sok-yong (50) Kim Young-ha (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) Keith Howard (22) Hahn Moo-Sook (21) Bae Suah (21) Chae Man-sik (21) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Yi Sang (20) Kim Hyesoon (20) Kim Seung-ok (19) Hyeon Jin-geon (19) Park Kyung-ni (18) Hwang Sun-mi (18) Kim Aeran (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) Don Baker (13) Yi Ho-cheol (13) Jeong You-jeong (13) Kang Kyong-ae (13) Kang Shin-jae (13) Oh Tae-seok (13) Cho Se-hui (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) Youn Sun Nah (33) PSY (26) Kim Sun-wook (24) Jambinai (23) Won Il (22) Dulsori (21) Joo Yeon Sir (20) Unsuk Chin (19) 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 (12) Park Kyungso (12) Black String (11) Baek Minjung (11) CNBLUE (11) B.A.P (11) 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 (24) Lee Hyori (22) Jeon Ji-hyun (20) Ahn Sung-ki (19) Lee Young-ae (18) Park Jihyun (18) Lee Jiyoon (17) Sarsfield Kiejo (17) Jeon Do-yeon (16) Song Kang-ho (16) Bae Doo-na (15) Choi Min-sik (15) Kim Yu-na (15) Ahn Eun-me (안은미) (14) Ha Jung-woo (13) Jang Dong-gun (13) Cha Jinyeob (12) Park Ji-sung (10) Sol Kyung-gu (10) Choi Eun-hee (10) Uhm Jung-hwa (9) Yi Chul-jin (9) An Sonjae (Br Anthony) (9) Kim Tae-hee (8) Lee Eon-jeong (8) Kim Min-hee (8) Yoon Yeo-jeong (8) Choi Ji-woo (8) Hwang Jung-min (8) Her Sung-im (8) Lee Jeong-jae (8) Kang Dong-won (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Hyun Bin (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Cho Yong-min (7) Won Bin (7) Kim Yun-jin (7) Song Hye-kyo (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)

Places in Korea

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

Seoul (148) Gyeongsangnam-do (99) Sancheong-gun (75) Jeju-do (57) 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) Haenam-gun (8) Suncheon-si (8) Jeollabuk-do (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 (115) Japan (78) USA (31) China (28) New York (26) Vietnam (17) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (13) Manchester (10)