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) (52) 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) Baak Je (박제성) (24) Hong Young-in (24) Chun Kwang-young (전광영) (23) Hur Shan (허산) (23) Lee Ufan (이우환) (23) Lee Sea-hyun (이세현) (22) Choi Jeong-hwa (최정화) (22) Park June Bum (박준범) (22) Kang Soon-yul (강순열) (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) Lee Yong-baek (이용백) (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) Kim Minae (김민애) (13) Song Bada (송바다) (13) Jeon Joon-ho (12) Park Seungmo (박승모) (12) Park Seo-bo (박서보) (12) Kim Whanki (12) Hwang Seon-tae (황선태) (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 (33) 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:

Kim Young-ha (김영하) (31) Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙) (27) Hwang Sok-yong (황석영) (25) Ko Un (고은) (17) Yi Mun-yol (이문열) (16) Han Kang (한강) (16) Hwang Sun-mi (황선미) (15) Park Wan-suh (박완서) (13) Krys Lee (13) Oh Tae-seok (오태석) (11) Yi Kwang-su (이광수) (11) Kim Hyesoon (11) Bae Suah (배수아) (11) Jeong You-jeong (정유정) (10) Pyun Hye-young (편혜영) (10) In-sook Chappell (10) Martin Limón (10) Park Kyung-ni (박경리) (9) Hwang Sun-won (황순원) (9) Choe Yun (최윤) (9) Kim Aeran (김애란) (9) Andrew Salmon (8) Yi Cheong-jun (이청준) (8) Hwang Jungeun (8) Ahn Jung-hyo (안정효) (7) Yi Hyo-seok (이효석) (7) Han Yujoo (한유주) (7) Yoon Tae-ho (7) Kim Un-su (김언수) (6) Choi Don Mee (6) James Church (5) Chang Ha-joon (5) Lee Jung-myung (이정명) (5) Kim In-suk (김인숙) (5) Cho Nam-joo (5) Michael Breen (4) Min Jin Lee (4) Ha Seongnan (하성란) (4) Kim Sagwa (김사과) (4) Cheon Myeong-kwan (천명관) (4) Kim Hoon (김훈) (4) Mark James Russell (4) Kim Yu-jeong (김유정) (4) Jang Eun-jin (장은진) (4) Jung Young-moon (정영문) (4) Y Euny Hong (4) Barbara Demick (4) Lee Chang-rae (4) Lee Seung-u (4) Ron McMillan (3)

Musicians

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

Kim Hyelim (51) Nah Youn Sun (33) BTS (32) PSY (26) Kim Sun-wook (24) Won Il (21) Jambinai (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) Chang Sarah (13) Heo Yoon-jeong (12) B.A.P (11) Baek Minjung (11) Jang Young-gyu (11) Yun Isang (윤이상) (11) Park Jiha (박지하) (11) CNBLUE (11) Yeo Grace (10) KARA (10) SHINee (9) Bada (9) Super Junior (9) Shinhwa (9) Jung Ji-eun (9) Winterplay (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Say Sue Me (9) Yu Byung-yun (8) Ahn Sook-sun (8) Apollo 18 (8) Cho Seong-jin (8) Choi Jasmine (최나경) (8) 2NE1 (8) Jo Sumi (8) Thames Philharmonia (8) Yu Sulki (8) Epik High (8) Lee Heemoon (7) Chung Myung-whun (7) JYJ (7) Hwang Byungki (7) 3rd Line Butterfly (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) Kim Yun-jin (7) Won Bin (7) Cho Yong-min (7) Lee Jeong-jae (7) Song Hye-kyo (7) Choi Ji-woo (7) Kim Ok-bin (7) Cho Hee-bong (6) Her Sung-im (6) Yoo Hae-jin (6) Kim Yoon-seok (6) Son Ye-jin (6) Kim Min-hee (6) Hyun Bin (6) Ha Ji-won (6) Lee Eun-ju (6) Shin Jeong-ah (6) Joo Judy (6) Lee Mi-sook (6) Shin Dong-hyuk (5) Kim Hye-soo (5) Lee Honey (5) Jung Woo-sung (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) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jongno-gu (31) 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) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Wando-gun (4) Gangneung-si (4) Gongju-si (4) Jeonju-si (4) Suwon-si (4) Yongin-si (4) Yongsan-gu (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 (108) New York (24) Paris (15) Liverpool (13) Sheffield (12) Manchester (10) Brighton (9) Germany (6) Auckland (1) Vancouver (1)