The 2013 armistice commemorations in Britain

The KCC has some photos of the parade of the British Korean War Veterans from Horseguards to Westminster Abbey on 11 July. The full set is on their Flickr page. And the Anglo Korean Society has an account plus photos of the annual Korean War Commemoration Day in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire on […]

Kahoidong gets a Royal Visitor

HRH the Duke of Gloucester has been in Seoul representing the Queen for the formalities which mark the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire on 27 July. With Ambassador Wightman and the veterans minister Mark Francois he met with President Park Geun-hye, who said she was looking forward to her state visit to the […]

The Veterans’ last parade?

If you’re in the centre of town tomorrow (11 July) between 11am and 12 noon, be sure to look out for the British Korean Veterans Association in what could be their last formal parade in Central London. Around 500 veterans will be marching from Horse Guards to Westminster Abbey where there will be a service […]

A Soldier’s Tale at Asia House

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, a new exhibition opens next week at Asia House: A Soldier’s Tale Exhibition – 130 Years of Friendship, 60 Years of Memories Presented by ISKAI Contemporary Art, at Asia House 8 – 20 July 2013 10.00-18.00 Mon – Sat A Soldier’s Tale is an […]

The Korean War in Colour screens at SOAS

Something slightly different for SOAS’s evening Korean Studies seminar this time: a documentary film screening, with Q&A with the director, in this 60th anniversary year of the 1953 armistice. The Korean War in Colour Stewart Binns (Documentary Filmmaker) Date: 10 May 2013, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Venue: Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4418 Film screening […]

Im Kwon-taek and the wounds of the Korean War

The Im Kwon Taek retrospective has given us all a chance to catch up on some of the films of the master that we haven’t seen before, rounding out our picture of Korea’s national director. Im is probably best known nowadays for his films which highlight some of the unique aspects of Korea’s cultural heritage: […]

Book review: Richard E Kim — The Martyred

Richard E. Kim: The Martyred First published by George Braziller, 1964 Published in Penguin Classics 2011, with introduction by Heinz Insu Fenzl and Preface by Susan Choi. 199 pp Fourteen North Korean priests are rounded up by the communists just before North Korea invades the South in June 1950. Twelve of the priests are shot, […]