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) (25) Hong Young-in (25) Baak Je (박제성) (24) Lee Ufan (이우환) (23) Lee Sea-hyun (이세현) (23) Chun Kwang-young (전광영) (23) Hur Shan (허산) (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) Lee Lee-nam (이이남) (16) Kim Ha-young (김하영) (16) Kwon Dae-hun (권대훈) (16) Lee Hyung-koo (이형구) (16) Shin Kiwoun (신기운) (16) Park Hyo-jin (15) Lee Kang-hyo (15) Kimsooja (15) Han Debbie (15) Kang Ik-joong (강익중) (15) Baik Hyunjhin (백현진) (14) Ku Hye-young (14) Park Chan-kyong (13) Kang Yiyun (13) Chun Joo-hee (천주희) (13) Kang Eemyun (강임윤) (13) Choi Yoon-suk (최윤석) (13) Kim Minae (김민애) (13) Song Bada (송바다) (13) Jeon Joon-ho (12) Park Seungmo (박승모) (12) Park Seo-bo (박서보) (12) Min Joon-hong (12)

Directors

Here are the top 50 directors covered in LKL:

Im Kwon-taek (39) Hong Sang-soo (38) Park Chan-wook (37) Bong Joon-ho (34) Lee Chang-dong (30) Kim Ki-duk (25) Kim Jee-woon (23) Kim Ki-young (19) E J-yong (18) Shin Sang-ok (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) Jeon Kyu-hwan (6) Yoon Ga-eun (6) Im Pil-seong (6) Han Hye-jin (6) Lee Jang-ho (6) Choo Chang-min (5) Daniel Gordon (5) Lee Kwang-guk (5)

Authors

Here are the top 50 authors covered in LKL:

Hwang Sun-won (56) Park Wan-suh (49) Hwang Sok-yong (44) Kim Young-ha (44) Shin Kyung-sook (35) Kim Dong-ni (35) Yi Mun-yol (32) Choe Yun (28) Yi Cheong-jun (27) Oh Jung-hee (27) Yi Kwang-su (24) Kim Dong-in (23) Han Kang (23) Choi In-hun (22) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Yi Hyo-seok (21) Hahn Moo-Sook (20) Chae Man-sik (20) Bae Suah (19) Pyun Hye-young (19) Park Kyung-ni (18) Ko Un (18) Hyeon Jin-geon (18) Hwang Sun-mi (18) Kim Yu-jeong (16) Kim Seung-ok (16) O Yong-su (16) Yi Sang (15) Sonu Hwi (15) Kang Kyong-ae (14) Krys Lee (14) Gong Ji-young (14) Kim Aeran (14) Kang Shin-jae (13) Cho Se-hui (13) Yi Ho-cheol (13) Choi In-ho (12) Jeong You-jeong (12) Hwang Jungeun (12) Oh Tae-seok (오태석) (11) Jo Jung-rae (11) Suh Ki-won (11) Jung Young-moon (11) Kim Hyesoon (11) Han Yujoo (11) Im Cheol-woo (11) Yun Heung-gil (11) Yom Sang-seop (11) Martin Limón (10) Yi Tae-jun (10)

Musicians

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

Kim Hyelim (51) BTS (33) Nah Youn Sun (33) PSY (26) Kim Sun-wook (24) Jambinai (23) Won Il (21) Dulsori (21) Joo Yeon Sir (20) Chin Unsuk (진은숙) (18) BoA (17) Baramgot (17) Kim Jihye (17) Younee (16) Girls Generation (16) Big Bang (16) Wonder Girls (14) Park Jiha (13) Chang Sarah (13) Heo Yoon-jeong (13) Jang Young-gyu (12) B.A.P (11) Baek Minjung (11) Yun Isang (윤이상) (11) CNBLUE (11) Yeo Grace (10) KARA (10) Park Kyungso (10) Say Sue Me (9) Winterplay (9) Jung Ji-eun (9) Shinhwa (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Bada (9) SHINee (9) Lee Heemoon (9) Super Junior (9) Cho Seong-jin (8) haihm (8) Yu Byung-yun (8) Ahn Sook-sun (8) Apollo 18 (8) Choi Jasmine (최나경) (8) Yu Sulki (8) 2NE1 (8) Jo Sumi (8) Thames Philharmonia (8) Black String (8) Epik High (8) Chung Myung-whun (7)

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) Choi Min-sik (14) Ahn Eun-me (안은미) (13) Jang Dong-gun (13) Ha Jung-woo (13) Cha Jinyeob (11) Park Ji-sung (10) Uhm Jung-hwa (9) Yi Chul-jin (9) Sol Kyung-gu (9) Choi Eun-hee (9) Kim Tae-hee (8) Lee Eon-jeong (8) An Sonjae (Br Anthony) (8) Hwang Jung-min (8) Choi Ji-woo (8) Kim Yun-jin (7) Won Bin (7) Cho Yong-min (7) Lee Jeong-jae (7) Song Hye-kyo (7) Hyun Bin (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Cho Hee-bong (6) Her Sung-im (6) Yoo Hae-jin (6) Kim Yoon-seok (6) Kang Dong-won (6) Lee Eun-ju (6) Lee Mi-sook (6) Ha Ji-won (6) Shin Jeong-ah (6) Joo Judy (6) Kim Min-hee (6) Shin Dong-hyuk (5) Kim Hye-soo (5) Lee Honey (5)

Places in Korea

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

Seoul (140) Gyeongsangnam-do (98) Sancheong-gun (74) Jeju-do (49) Jongno-gu (33) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jeollanam-do (28) Chungcheongnam-do (22) Tongyeong-si (20) Gyeongsangbuk-do (18) Jung-gu (18) Busan (14) Kangwon-do (10) Taean-gun (9) Suncheon-si (8) Gyeongju-si (8) Gwangju Metropolitan City (8) Hadong-gun (8) Jeollabuk-do (7) Haenam-gun (7) Gwacheon-si (7) Pyeongchang-gun (6) Buyeo-gun (6) Jeju-si (6) Hapcheon-gun (5) Seogwipo-si (5) Boryeong-si (5) Yongsan-gu (5) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Wando-gun (4) Gangneung-si (4) Gongju-si (4) Jeonju-si (4) Suwon-si (4) Yongin-si (4) Mapo-gu (4) Yeosu-si (3) Seosan-si (3) Mungyeong-si (3) Gwangju-si (3) Andong-si (3) Jinju-si (3) Yeoju-si (3) Hwasun-gun (3) Chuncheon-si (3) Daegu (3) Goheung-gun (3) Sacheon-si (2) Anseong-si (2) Goyang-si (2)

Locations outside of Korea

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

Kingston + New Malden (110) New York (24) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (12) Manchester (10) Brighton (9) Germany (6) Auckland (1) Vancouver (1)