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The New National Treasures 2014~2016

The New National Treasures 2014~2016 Newly designated national treasures will be on display at the National Museum of Korea from May 13th through July 9th, 2017 as part of a special exhibition. “The New National Treasures 2014~2016” exhibition will feature a collection of 121 items that were designated national treasures between 2014 and 2016. 50 of […]

Koguryŏ ANCIENT KINGDOM, KOREA

Koguryŏ, the largest of the three kingdoms into which ancient Korea was divided until 668. Koguryŏ is traditionally said to have been founded in 37 BCE in the Tongge River basin of northern Korea by Chu-mong, leader of one of the Puyŏ tribes native to the area, but modern historians believe it is more likely […]

Goguryeo-From Wikipedia

Goguryeo or Koguryo (Hangul: 고구려; Hanja: 高句麗; Korean pronunciation: [ko.ɡu.ɾjʌ]) (37 BC ~ 668 AD) was one of the ancient Three Kingdoms of Korea, located in present-day northern and central parts of the Korean Peninsula, southern Manchuria, and southern reaches of Russia’s Primorsky Krai. Goguryeo was an active participant in the power struggle for control of the […]

Goguryeo remnants found in east Russia

Remnants that are believed to be from Korea`s ancient Goguryeo Kingdom (37 BC-668) have been discovered for the first time in the far eastern part of Russia, from the excavation site of Kraskino fortress near the Posiet Bay close to Tumen River. While records in various old documents show that some parts of Russia`s far […]

Hangul may help others record history

Lee Hyun-bok, 72, believes that Hangul, or the Korean alphabet, can be learned in a day. An honorary professor of phonetics and linguistics at Seoul National University, Lee said Hangul is just that simple. He witnessed the Lahu people, an ethnic group living in northern Thailand, learning Hangul in almost no time. For a decade, […]

Power of Goguryeo

The Goguryeo Kingdom (B.C. 37 to 668) was a chaotic time. Surrounded by fearsome tribes, the the Goguryeo people battled marauding Chinese dynasties but lasted 700 years, earning the enduring respect of modern-day Koreans. In ‘Goguryeo, Kingdom of Wars’ (Geulhangari), Seo Yeong-gyo argues that the Goguryeo’s power stemmed from its tribal heritage. To survive, Goguryeo […]

An ancient art under attack by modern forces

‘Martial arts embody the spirit and culture of a nation, especially when its purpose is as noble as protecting one’s own country.’ Aside from kimchi and hanbok, one of the many images that represents Korea is taekwondo, the internationally acclaimed Korean martial art that has found a home in the Olympics. Taekwondo is one of […]

Korean traditional dance

A dance for every myth and moment Dance plays an intricate part in the history of any country, and Korea is no exception. Traditional dances can be seen almost everywhere, from stoic ceremonies to festivals large and small. The Korean dances many tourists have seen, such as nongak, where performers dance while playing traditional instruments […]

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ‘Gojoseon and Goguryeo Part of Korean History’

MAY 29, 2007 06:48 Ha jong-dae (orionha@donga.com) The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is a national academy of China. It is a renowned think tank which deals with domestic and foreign affairs. The Northeast Project of the Chinese Academy of Social Science is one of the academy’s research projects conducted by the society’s sub-organization, the […]

Universities Adopt History in Admission Test

Major universities will adopt history exams in their admission tests beginning 2009. Admissions deans from the seven universities, including Korea University, Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University, Tuesday agreed on requiring applicants for social science colleges to choose history exam on College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT). “A growing number of college hopefuls avoid history subject […]