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News Focus I
‘Middle Powers’ Australia and Korea Take a Robust Step
At the 15th Korea Foundation Forum, on August 11, the guest speaker was John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia. In conjunction with his visit to Korea to attend the fifth Jeju Peace Forum (A...

News Focus II
Korea Foundation holds Conference on Nation Branding in Jeju
The Korea Foundation hosted its second international conference on nation branding on August 13, in Jeju Island.

The conference was held as the follow-up to the first KF nation branding confer...

KF Forum
In-depth Discussion of Sino-North Korean Relations
The Policy and Research Department of the Korea Foundation launched a new seminar program, entitled KF Expert Seminar Series, on July 29. For its inaugural session, the guest speaker was Professor Zh...

Welcome To Korea
‘I Intend to Promote a Spirit of Mutual Respect in the United States’
At the Korea-U.S. summit meeting in March, the leaders of Korea and the U.S. agreed to support student exchange activities between the two countries in order to promote friendly relations among the n...

Scent of Culture I
An Encounter with the Passionate Culture of Latin America
Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Korea Foundation presented a
Latin American Cultural Festival in Seoul, Busan and Jeonju (July 17-August 8). In particular,
this fes...

Scent of Culture II
Korean Rhythms Reverberate through the Starry Desert Skies
Nanta (also known as Cookin’) is said to be a nonverbal performance. And in fact, no words are spoken. Contrary to conventional theater works that invariably involve dialogue, the Nanta performance ...

Scent of Culture III
Russian Audiences Praise the Vocal Artistry of Korea’s Choir Group
Russia is home of the “Don Cossack Choir,” a legendary group among male choirs. Nonetheless, the local audiences of the Russian Far East warmly embraced the vibrant performances of ‘I Maestri,’ a...

Scent of Culture IV
Samulnori Strikes a Chord with Classical Music Devotees
The Samulnori Hanullim Art Troupe, led by maestro Kim Duk-soo, filled the concert venue with the pulsating rhythms of traditional Korean music in the resort area of Courchevel, France, on July 27, 20...

Scent of Culture V
Seouloratorio Performance Tour of the Czech Republic
Since 2005, Seouloratorio has regularly performed in the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Dvorak Academy and the Prague Conservatory. This year’s performance tour included four concerts in Pr...

Academic Window I
‘Global Korea: Old and New’
Gathering at the University of Sydney

The 6th Biennial Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) Conference was held at the University of Sydney (July 9-10, 2009). The organizers selected a conference theme of “Global Korea: Old ...

Academic Window II
Korea Offers Fond Memories
“How was your visit to Korea?” asked friends and colleagues after my return to New Zealand. This simple question has not been easy to answer. I need an hour to explain how it was a stimulating and ...

Beijing Office
Impressions of Korea and its People
Led by Zhang Tingyan, the first China’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, a delegation of 194 Chinese youths visited Korea as part of the initial session of the Chinese Youth Invitation Program 2...

KF Activities
Recent Activities
Performance by HATA at Folklore Festival in Brazil
August 1-15, 2009
At the World Folklore Festival of Nova Petropolis in Brazil, the Korean percussion art gr...

‘ Masters of Traditional Korean Handicrafts’
‘ Masters of Traditional Korean Handicrafts’
The Korea Foundation has recently published “Masters of Traditional Korean Handicrafts” in an effort to introduce the richness of Korea’s handicraft culture, as well as the elegant works of distin...



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