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Kim’s uncle Jang Song Thaek purged and killed

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bfd390f6-63dd-11e3-b70d-00144feabdc0.html Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s first leader, reportedly took such exception to the boyfriend of his daughter Kyung Hui that he had him expelled from university and despatched to the distant city of Wonsan. Undaunted, Jang Song Thaek eventually … Continue reading

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South Korea to exert “soft power” internationally through books

By Maya Jaggi http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4cc3df70-f632-11e3-a038-00144feabdc0.html Paju Bookcity, a 21st-century hub for the South Korean book trade less than an hour’s drive from Seoul, appears oddly deserted under limpid blue skies. But amid its understated eco-architecture are keys to understanding not just … Continue reading

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Kim’s uncle Jang Song Thaek purged and killed

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bfd390f6-63dd-11e3-b70d-00144feabdc0.html Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s first leader, reportedly took such exception to the boyfriend of his daughter Kyung Hui that he had him expelled from university and despatched to the distant city of Wonsan. Undaunted, Jang Song Thaek eventually … Continue reading

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The secrets of my brilliant Korea

Please respect FT.com’s ts&cs and copyright policy which allow you to: share links; copy content for personal use; & redistribute limited extracts. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights or use this link to reference the article – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ca8b7760-19e0-11e0-b921-00144feab49a.html Seoul greeted … Continue reading

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Asia’s first Master of Wine

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/968cb2dc-27e0-11df-9598-00144feabdc0.html FT, Published: March 5 2010 22:45 | Last updated: March 5 2010 22:45 What wine would do justice to the explosive taste of fried chilli prawns? How about beef satay, or chicken in a spicy coconut sauce? Now imagine … Continue reading

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Who Ate up all the Shinga?

Who Ate Up All the Shinga? by Park Wan-suh translated by Yu Young-nan and Stephen J Epstein Columbia University Press, £17, 248 pages Source: Weekend FT, 3/4 Oct 2009 (not available on the internet) One of Korea’s foremost authors, Park … Continue reading

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A city dedicated to books and print

By Edwin Heathcote Published: August 21 2009 22:38 | Last updated: August 21 2009 22:38 http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/26852872-8de2-11de-93df-00144feabdc0.html The idea of a city of books evokes a fantastical vision: towers of tottering volumes, narrow alleys formed by canyons and stacks of dusty … Continue reading

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A Korean composer talks about crossing genres

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d91c082a-7d61-11de-b8ee-00144feabdc0.html By Laura Battle Published: July 31 2009 23:17 | Last updated: July 31 2009 23:17 Were Unsuk Chin in any other arts profession, her name would be familiar – already a brand, perhaps – but as a composer, even … Continue reading

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Obituary: Roh Moo-hyun

By Christian Oliver in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/571c01b4-4859-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 24 2009 17:07 | Last updated: May 24 2009 17:07 Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide on Saturday, was devastated by an enquiry into his probity and had written on his blog of … Continue reading

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Thousands in Korea mourn Roh’s death

By Song Jung-a and Christian Oliver in Seoul http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f848bf9c-485d-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html Published: May 24 2009 13:46 | Last updated: May 24 2009 17:15 Tens of thousands of mourners gathered across South Korea to pay their final respects to Roh Moo-hyun, a former … Continue reading

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