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) Bongsu Park (36) Lee Jae-hyo (31) Bae Chan-hyo (31) Kwon Soon-hak (29) Francesca Cho (29) Hwang Jihae (28) Je Baak (26) Paik Nam June (26) Hong Young-in (26) Soon Yul Kang (25) Choi Jeong-hwa (24) Lee Sea-hyun (24) Lee Ufan (24) Hur Shan (23) Chun Kwang-young (23) Suh Do-ho (22) Park June Bum (22) Lee Yong-baek (22) Jung Yeon-doo (21) Gwon Osang (21) Yun Sung-feel (21) Jukhee Kwon (20) Bae Joon-sung (20) Kim Ayoung (19) Yang Haegue (19) Kim Ha-young (18) Lee Bul (18) Park Seo-bo (18) Park Hyo-jin (16) Lee Lee-nam (16) Min Joon-hong (16) Kwon Dae-hun (16) Lee Hyung-koo (16) Shin Kiwoun (16) Kang Ik-joong (16) Debbie Han (15) Kimsooja (15) Lee Kang-hyo (15) Park Chan-kyong (15) Kang Yiyun (15) Ku Hye-young (14) Kim Ji-eun (aka The Drawing Hand) (14) Choi Yoon-suk (14) Baik Hyunjhin (14) 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 (44) Park Chan-wook (42) Im Kwon-taek (41) Bong Joon-ho (36) Lee Chang-dong (31) Kim Ki-duk (28) Kim Jee-woon (24) Kim Ki-young (24) Im Sang-soo (22) Shin Sang-ok (21) E J-yong (20) Lee Jun-ik (18) Lee Man-hee (16) Jang Sun-woo (16) Ryu Seung-wan (15) Kim Tae-yong (14) Bae Chang-ho (13) Yu Hyun-mok (13) Na Hong-jin (11) Kim Hong-joon (11) Jeong Ji-yeong (11) Im Soon-rye (11) Won Shin-yeon (10) Lee Myung-se (10) Lee Yoon-ki (10) Kim Dong-won (10) Kang Woo-suk (9) Yi Seung-jun (9) Lee Kyoung-mi (9) Kwak Kyung-taek (9) Song Il-gon (9) Park Kwang-su (9) Yeon Sang-ho (9) Leesong Hee-il (8) Jang Jun-hwan (8) Hur Jin-ho (8) Kang Je-gyu (7) Ahn Jae-hoon (7) Zhang Lu (7) Yang Ik-june (7) Daniel Gordon (7) Yoon Ga-eun (7) Han Hyung-mo (7) Kim Bora (6) Han Hye-jin (6) Kim So-yong (6) Im Pil-seong (6) Park Chul-soo (6) Lee Jang-ho (6) Choi Dong-hoon (6)

Authors

Here are the top 50 authors covered in LKL:

Hwang Sun-won (58) Hwang Sok-yong (54) Various (52) Park Wan-suh (51) Kim Young-ha (49) Shin Kyung-sook (39) Kim Dong-ni (38) Ko Un (36) Yi Mun-yol (35) Choe Yun (29) Yi Cheong-jun (29) Oh Jung-hee (29) Han Kang (27) Keith Howard (26) Yi Kwang-su (25) Kim Dong-in (24) Pyun Hye-young (23) Yi Hyo-seok (22) Choi In-hun (22) Hahn Moo-Sook (21) Bae Suah (21) Chae Man-sik (21) Choe Cheong-hui (21) Yi Sang (20) Kim Hyesoon (20) Kim Aeran (20) Kim Seung-ok (19) Hyeon Jin-geon (19) Park Kyung-ni (19) Hwang Sun-mi (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 (16) Kim Bo-young (14) Gong Ji-young (14) Oh Tae-seok (13) Kang Shin-jae (13) Hwang Jungeun (13) Cho Se-hui (13) Jeong You-jeong (13) Yi Ho-cheol (13) Don Baker (13) Kang Kyong-ae (13) Andrew Salmon (12) Jung Young-moon (12)

Musicians

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

Kim Hyelim (61) BTS (38) Youn Sun Nah (34) PSY (26) Kim Sun-wook (25) Jambinai (23) Won Il (22) Joo Yeon Sir (22) Dulsori (21) Unsuk Chin (20) Park Jiha (19) Younee (17) Girls Generation (17) Baramgot (17) BoA (17) Kim Jihye (17) Big Bang (16) Wonder Girls (14) Jang Young-gyu (14) Yun Isang (13) Heo Yoon-jeong (13) Park Soona (13) Park Kyungso (13) Sarah Chang (13) B.A.P (12) Cho Seong-jin (12) Lee Aram (12) CNBLUE (11) Baek Minjung (11) Black String (11) Jung Ji-eun (10) Park Woojae (10) KARA (10) Yeo Grace (10) Lee Heemoon (10) Hwang Byungki (10) haihm (10) Ahn Sook-sun (9) Say Sue Me (9) Chung Myung-whun (9) Lee Soo-young (9) Seo Taiji (9) Super Junior (9) Winterplay (9) Blackpink (9) Dal:um (9) Shilla Ensemble (9) Shinhwa (9) Epik High (9) Jung Jae-il (9)

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) Park Jihyun (18) Lee Young-ae (18) Sarsfield Kiejo (17) Lee Jiyoon (17) Cha Jinyeob (16) Song Kang-ho (16) Jeon Do-yeon (16) Choi Min-sik (15) Bae Doo-na (15) Kim Yu-na (15) Ahn Eun-me (14) Ha Jung-woo (13) Jang Dong-gun (13) Lee Jung-jae (10) Sol Kyung-gu (10) Choi Eun-hee (10) Youn Yuh-jung (10) Park Ji-sung (10) Cho Yong-min (9) Kim Min-hee (9) Sung Im Her (9) Yi Chul-jin (9) Uhm Jung-hwa (9) Hwang Jung-min (9) Kim Bora (9) An Sonjae (Br Anthony) (9) Lee Eon-jeong (8) Kim Yoon-seok (8) Choi Ji-woo (8) Kim Tae-hee (8) Kim Ok-bin (8) Song Hye-kyo (7) Shin Jeong-ah (7) Yoo Hae-jin (7) Kim Yun-jin (7) Won Bin (7) Son Heung-min (7) Son Ye-jin (7) Hyun Bin (7) Lee Yerin (7) Kang Dong-won (7) Lee Mi-sook (6) Ha Ji-won (6) Lee Kyungeun (6)

Places in Korea

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

Seoul (150) Gyeongsangnam-do (99) Sancheong-gun (75) Jeju-do (58) Jongno-gu (36) Gyeonggi-do (32) Jeollanam-do (28) Jung-gu (23) Chungcheongnam-do (22) Tongyeong-si (20) Gyeongsangbuk-do (18) Seogwipo-si (14) Busan (14) Jeju-si (13) Kangwon-do (10) Gyeongju-si (10) Taean-gun (9) Gwangju Metropolitan City (9) Hadong-gun (9) Suncheon-si (8) Haenam-gun (8) Boryeong-si (7) Jeollabuk-do (7) Gwacheon-si (7) Pyeongchang-gun (6) Wando-gun (6) Buyeo-gun (6) Yeosu-si (5) Yongsan-gu (5) Hapcheon-gun (5) Mapo-gu (5) Suwon-si (4) Gongju-si (4) Gangnam-gu (4) Gangneung-si (4) Geoje-si (4) Yongin-si (4) Jeonju-si (4) Andong-si (4) Chungcheongbuk-do (4) Goheung-gun (4) Sinan-gun (3) Mungyeong-si (3) Seosan-si (3) Seodaemun-gu (3) Daegu (3) Hamgyongbuk-do (3) Incheon-si (3) Gwangju-si (3) Yeoju-si (3)

Locations outside of Korea

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

Kingston + New Malden (118) Japan (79) USA (32) China (28) New York (26) Vietnam (17) Paris (15) Sheffield (14) Liverpool (13) Manchester (10)