Korea Yearbook 2008 Eds Rüdiger Frank, James E Hoare, Patrick Köllner, Susan Pares Brill, 2009 The 2008 Korea Yearbook – Politics, Economy and Society does many of the things that a reader might expect: it contains a collection of papers which review the key developments in its chosen subject areas for the past year. At […]
Following on from some comments on his previous article about moveable metal type, which expressed some doubts as to the justification behind its hallowed status amongst Koreans, Matthew Jackson investigates further, and returns to his original conclusion that it is a unique and extraordinary contribution to world history.
A review of Dae Hun Kwon’s (권대훈) current show in Hackney.
A quick article about a new Korean food store in Central London: Seoul Mate, near the British Museum
Seoul is “Official Destination Partner” of Manchester United. Recently they gave away a free holiday to a Man U supporter.
One of London’s leading Korean-born artists is featured in the Korean edition of Vogue.
A run-down of the top Korean TV dramas, as voted on by the experts.
Review of Lee Jae-hyo’s solo show at the Albemarle Gallery in January 2009 “Force of Nature”
How much does it cost to keep London Korean Links going? This article will tell you.
Review of Bae Chan-hyo’s cross-cultural portraits at Purdy Hicks in January 2009
A review of two novels set in the Korean colonial era by a Japanese novelist: Kannani (1934) and Document of Flames (1935).
LKL’s K-pop correspondent enthuses about a popular singer from the 1980s and 1990s
A summary of a recent poll about Korea’s favourite musicians. Youngsters prefer the Wonder Girls, oldsters like the Trot singers.
A review of an excellent album by the lead vocalist from Jaurim
Matthew Jackson explores another of Korea’s contributions to world culture
LKL’s annual quiz about the year’s events in Korea, including plenty of celebrity trivia.
LKL’s K-pop pundit Saharial led the way; MBC followed. Shinhwa’s Jun Jin is artiste of the year.