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Kim Jong-il an unhealthy US obsession, WikiLeaks cables show

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/29/kim-jong-il-us-obsession-wikileaks With no embassy in Pyongyang, Washington devours hearsay about Kim Jong-il’s health, state of mind and succession plans Search the cables for news of Kim Jong-il and the talk is often about his health and family. They are perhaps … Continue reading

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Swedish Ambassador on the sinking of the Cheonan

(Coyner’s Comment: Rarely do we get an ambassador to make a statement for the KER. In this case, I had to do some minor negotiation with the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Lars Vargo, to allow his statement to be circulated. Accordingly, … Continue reading

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Changrae Lee on The Surrendered

The inspiration for The Surrendered has its roots in a project I worked on more than twenty years ago, while I was still in college. I was taking a seminar on modern Korean history, and I decided that I would … Continue reading

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Korean couple let baby starve to death while caring for virtual child

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/southkorea/7376178/Korean-couple-let-baby-starve-to-death-while-caring-for-virtual-child.html Kim Yoo-chul, 41, and his partner Choi Mi-sun, 25, fed their three-month-old baby only on visits home between 12-hour sessions at a neighbourhood internet cafe, where they were raising an avatar daughter in a Second-Life-style game called Prius online, … Continue reading

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Danse a Montpellier: Young Ho Nam 2009

http://www.webzinemaker.com/admi/m9/page.php3?num_web=15440&rubr=2&id=364549 http://hantoma.hani.co.kr/board/contents.html?board_id=ht_culture:001032&uid=207447 Notre coréenne de Montpellier poursuit son exploration intérieure à base de redécouverte de son propre passé historique. Superbe ! Pourtant, cela n’attire pas grand monde. La semaine précédant celle de Noël, Young Ho a donc présenté sa nouvelle … Continue reading

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영국 신사가 전해주는 한국과 한국 문화

http://weekly.donga.com/docs/magazine/weekly/2009/12/01/200912010500000/200912010500000_1.html “유현목 감독은 특별하다. 그는 멜로물을 만들지 않았다. 예나 지금이나 멜로물이 한국 영화의 큰 축이었음을 감안하면 상업적인 감독은 결코 아닌 셈이다. 그는 또 새로운 영화의 개척자였다. ‘수학여행’에서 그는 처음 서울에 온 시골아이들의 모습을 유머러스하고도 따스한 시선으로 그리는가 하면, ‘오발탄’에서는 전후(戰後)의 … Continue reading

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From the Goldsmiths catalogue

Misun Won chose a circle for a basic unit as it is a more efficient geometric figure and lends itself to 3 dimensional forms. She has used multiple circles to develop an assortment of complex forms in silver, making a … Continue reading

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The Traditional Art of Beauty and Perfume in Ancient Korea

http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2008/04/beauty_perfume_in_traditional.html In keeping with my enthusiasm for cosmetics that make use of bio or natural ingredients, I thought that it would be interesting to explore the traditional Korean art of beauty and cosmetic culture in ancient times, more particularly as … Continue reading

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