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) (54) 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 (26) Baak Je (박제성) (24) Lee Ufan (24) Lee Sea-hyun (이세현) (24) Hur Shan (허산) (23) Chun Kwang-young (전광영) (23) Park June Bum (박준범) (22) Kang Soon-yul (강순열) (22) Choi Jeong-hwa (최정화) (22) Lee Yong-baek (이용백) (22) Suh Do-ho (서도호) (22) Jung Yeon-doo (정연두) (21) Yun Sung-feel (윤성필) (21) Bae Joon-sung (배준성) (20) Gwon Osang (권오상) (20) Kim Ayoung (김아영) (19) Kwon Jukhee (권죽희) (18) Yang Haegue (양혜규) (18) Lee Bul (18) 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) Choi Yoon-suk (최윤석) (14) Park Chan-kyong (14) Ku Hye-young (14) Park Seo-bo (14) Kang Yiyun (13) Chun Joo-hee (천주희) (13) Kim Whanki (13) Kang Eemyun (강임윤) (13) Kim Ji-eun (aka The Drawing Hand) (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) Jang Jun-hwan (7) Yang Ik-june (7) Kang Je-gyu (7) Ahn Jae-hoon (7) Han Hyung-mo (7) Na Hong-jin (7) Yi Seung-jun (7) Zhang Lu (6) Kim So-yong (6) Lee Kyoung-mi (6) Leesong Hee-il (6) Park Chul-soo (6) Lee Jang-ho (6) Han Hye-jin (6) Im Pil-seong (6) Jeon Kyu-hwan (6) Yeon Sang-ho (6) Daniel Gordon (6) Yoon Ga-eun (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 (46) Hwang Sok-yong (46) Kim Dong-ni (38) Shin Kyung-sook (35) Ko Un (35) Yi Mun-yol (34) Yi Cheong-jun (29) Choe Yun (28) Oh Jung-hee (27) 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) Chae Man-sik (21) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Keith Howard (21) Yi Sang (20) Kim Hyesoon (20) Bae Suah (20) Kim Seung-ok (19) Hyeon Jin-geon (19) Park Kyung-ni (18) Hwang Sun-mi (18) James E Hoare (18) Kim Yu-jeong (17) Kim Aeran (17) Kyung Hyun Kim (17) Krys Lee (16) O Yong-su (16) Sonu Hwi (16) Nick Bonner (15) Trad / anon (14) Gong Ji-young (14) Kang Kyong-ae (13) Oh Tae-seok (13) Kang Shin-jae (13) Cho Se-hui (13) Jeong You-jeong (13) Yi Ho-cheol (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 (54) BTS (37) 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) Yun Isang (윤이상) (12) Lee Aram (12) B.A.P (11) Baek Minjung (11) CNBLUE (11) Park Soona (11) Lee Heemoon (10) Park Woojae (10) Yeo Grace (10) Hwang Byungki (10) Park Kyungso (10) KARA (10) Say Sue Me (9) Ahn Sook-sun (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Seo Taiji (9) Winterplay (9) Jung Ji-eun (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)

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) Lee Eon-jeong (8) Her Sung-im (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Hyun Bin (7) Kang Dong-won (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)

Places in Korea

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

Seoul (146) Gyeongsangnam-do (99) Sancheong-gun (75) Jeju-do (56) Jongno-gu (35) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jeollanam-do (28) Chungcheongnam-do (22) Tongyeong-si (20) Jung-gu (20) Gyeongsangbuk-do (18) Busan (14) Seogwipo-si (14) Jeju-si (13) Kangwon-do (10) Hadong-gun (9) Gyeongju-si (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) Yeosu-si (5) Geoje-si (4) Mapo-gu (4) Suwon-si (4) Yongin-si (4) Gongju-si (4) Gangneung-si (4) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Jeonju-si (4) Gwangju-si (3) Hamgyongbuk-do (3) Seosan-si (3) Mungyeong-si (3) Andong-si (3) Daegu (3) Yeoju-si (3) Hwasun-gun (3) Jinju-si (3) Chuncheon-si (3) Goheung-gun (3) Gangnam-gu (3)

Locations outside of Korea

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

Kingston + New Malden (112) Japan (73) USA (28) New York (24) China (23) Vietnam (17) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (12) Manchester (10)