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Korean athletes, stars bombarded by Chinese online users' malicious comments
As with many other international sporting events, the Beijing Winter Olympics has not been free from controversy. Between Korea and China, such a dispute has materialized and has become a fierce war of words among the two countries' online users - a phenomenon that has been specifically witnessed on the social media accounts of various Korean athletes and stars.
Buddhist sect leader seeks understanding for huge rally against alleged bias by gov't
Ven. Wonhaeng, president of the largest Buddhist sect in Korea, the Jogye Order, has called for public understanding for the recent mass rally of monks held to protest against what they called the Moon Jae-in administration's “religious bias” against Buddhism.
Online exhibition of Korean webtoons kicks off in Japan, Malaysia
A year-long online exhibition showing a selection of popular Korean webtoon series has kicked off specifically for fans in Malaysia and Japan, Friday. Co-organized by the Korea Manhwa Contents Agency (KOMACON), Korean Embassy in Malaysia and Korean Cultural Center Osaka, “ON, WEBTOON” is themed around a number of webcomic series that have gained popularity either in their ori...
Korean Canadian author's Joseon-era mystery novel gains traction in US
The English-language novel, “The Red Palace,” which deftly brings the genre of historical whodunit books to the 18th-century Joseon-era court, has been a breath of fresh air hitting the bookshelves across North America this year. Penned by Korean Canadian writer June Hur, the gripping narrative is set in 1758, during the reign of King Yeongjo, whose years-long, troubled relat...
Diverse forms of family gain spotlight in Korean media
In November 2020, Sayuri Fujita, a Japanese TV personality based in Seoul, shook up the Korean entertainment scene when her decision to become a single mother by choice was made public. She gave birth to her son, Zen, who was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Japan using donor sperm, as the treatment remains a virtually impossible option for unmarried women in...
Korean zombie drama becomes latest victim of piracy in China
Netflix's new zombie apocalypse series, “All of Us Are Dead,” the third Korean show to top the streaming giant's global chart since its debut on Jan. 28, has become the latest victim of piracy and illegal distribution in China.
Myanmarese author's harrowing chronicle of protest published in Korea
The beginning of the year 2021 marked a deadly turning point for Myanmar. While it seemed that an inkling of hope arrived for the Southeast Asian nation gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic with the gradual rollout of the vaccine, the Feb. 1 military coup changed everything.
China's 'cultural appropriation' continues with hanbok featured at Beijing Winter Olympics
Amid the visual spectacle of the Beijing Winter Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday, what caught Korean viewers' eyes was none other than the attire of one particular performer. At the beginning of the ceremony, a woman clad in a snow-white “jeogori” top and pale pink “chima” skirt - which together constitute traditional Korean dress called “hanbok” - was seen carrying the C...
K-pop meets webtoons in soundtrack songs
The BTS-inspired urban fantasy webcomic series “7FATES: CHAKHO,” which continues to top the new and trending charts of Naver Webtoon's global platform since its January release, has grabbed headlines yet again - this time, for the scheduled release of “Stay Alive,” a song by BTS members serving as a musical score for the comic.
Ulsan Art Museum: 21st-century media art museum finds home in industrial port city
ULSAN - It was the year 1993 when the video art visionary Nam June Paik first showcased “Turtle” in Germany - his own monumental tribute to Joseon-era Admiral Yi Sun-shin (1545-98), who was renowned for successfully employing turtle ships in his naval strategies against Japanese invaders.
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