Hangul

Bored with the default hangeul font on your PC? The Korea Blog has a brief article on hangeul as compared with other scripts, explaining some of the difficulties with hangeul typography. But best of all, they provide a couple of links where you can download hangeul fonts for free: Naver’s Nanum font collection (4 varieties) […]

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When I give birth to the child in me, who should it call father?

by Philip Gowman 8 September 2012
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This rather beautiful letter, from a pregnant widow to her dead husband in 16th century Andong, has be out there for a while, but has just resurfaced in the blogopshere courtesy of Letters of Note. Do give it a read there, or in the earlier article in archaeology.org. The letter was found on her husband’s […]

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Dr Yeon’s introduction to Korean

by Colette Balmain 10 November 2010
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Not only am I lucky enough to be studying Korean for free at the Korean Cultural Centre in London, but I managed to obtain a ticket to a special lecture (again free) on the Korean Language by Dr Jaehoon Yeon, Senior Reader in Korean Language and Literature, SOAS, on Wednesday, 27th October 2010. The Centre […]

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Event news: Exploring Korea’s Cultural Legacy

by Events Editor 7 July 2009
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For those who missed the Anglo-Korean Society event at the Korean Cultural Centre on 16th June, a slightly more extended version will be held at the Fulham Public Library this month, 16-19 July. Included will be all of Francesca Cho’s original paintings inspired by hangeul. A slideshow of her work was shown at the Cultural […]

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A scientific look at ancient Korean art

by Jennifer Barclay 22 June 2009
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Jennifer Barclay reports on the Anglo-Korean Society evening at the Korean Cultural Centre, 16 June 2009 Short documentaries on some of Korea’s ancient cultural artefacts were shown at the Korean Cultural Centre on 16 June, presented by members of the non-profit Korean Spirit and Cultural Promotion Project. Matthew Jackson and Hang-Jin Chang, who graduated together […]

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AKS event: Exploring Korea’s Cultural Legacy

by Events Editor 9 June 2009
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Notice of an event at the Korean Cultural Centre, put on by the Anglo Korean Society EXPLORING KOREA’S CULTURAL LEGACY FROM PAST TO PRESENT THURSDAY 16th JUNE 2009 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE UK Grand Buildings, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ We would like to invite you to a delightful evening […]

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A hangul writing competition

by Events Editor 4 May 2009
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In celebration of their current exhibition Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Characters, the Korean Cultural Centre is organising a Hangul writing competition. The competition involves the writing of two much loved Korean poems: entry forms including the Hangeul writing paper can be downloaded from the KCC website (www.kccuk.org.uk). The rules: Two Korean poems are to be […]

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Hangul=Spirit: Inspired by Korean Characters

by Events Editor 28 March 2009
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An Exhibition of Hangul featuring four very different Korean Artists ranging from Fashion to Typography: AHN Sang-Soo, CHUN Kyung-Woo, KIM Jong-Won and LIE Sang-Bong

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An introduction to Hangeul – part 2

by Matthew Jackson 2 March 2009
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The second of two articles by Matthew Jackson on the Korean script

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An introduction to Hangeul – part 1

by Matthew Jackson 22 February 2009
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Matthew Jackson introduces Korea’s remarkable alphabet

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The Han Style campaign

by Philip Gowman 23 October 2007
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Realising that the Hallyu may not last for ever, and recognising that the best marketers do not stake the financial health of the company on just one product, the Culture and Tourism ministry earlier this year decided to diversify their product portfolio. Recognising that some of the key differentiating features of Korean culture are designated […]

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