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‘Lineage’ Camp Invites Students

MBC’s popular historical drama, ‘Chumong,’ has been developed into a mobile game. The drama, which ended its year-long run early this month with huge viewer ratings of more than 50 percent, is now available on mobile phones, serviced through SK Telecom. It is an action simulation game, taking its main story from the drama, which […]

Rivals square off in history battle

Thursday, April 26, 2007 South Korea is fighting a battle with China over ancient history using one of the most powerful weapons in its arsenal – sappy TV dramas watched by hundreds of millions of viewers in Asia. The dispute is over whether the 2,000-year- old Koguryo kingdom, whose lands covered much of the Korean […]

Students to Learn Disputed History

Beginning in 2012, students will learn about controversial issues in Korean history involving neighboring countries. According to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, the seventh edition of history textbooks for high schools includes territorial and historical disputes with Japan and China. For example, the textbook will chronicle the fact that Seoul and Beijing […]

Koguryo Is Predecessor of Koryo

The following is the second in a series of articles on China’s distortion of Korean history. The second part deals with the Koguryo Kingdom (37 B.C.-A.D. 668) that occupied the northern part of the Korean Peninsula and northeastern region of China. _ ED. Travel boycott to China: Demonstrators march down Chongno street, central Seoul, Wednesday, […]

Korean history dramas’ audience growing

By Jeff Chung The historical Korean drama “Jumong” is a production of one of the three largest networks in South Korea, where its ratings are soaring. Contemporary Korean dramas have taken center stage in Hawai’i, but historical dramas, too, have a huge following — particularly among local men. Men have taken a big interest in […]

Korea-China History Row Flares Again

Dong-a.com SEPTEMBER 07, 2006 06:48 China’s state-run research institute revealed its true intentions in its ‘Northeastern Project.’ The project, which ends in next February, is clearly aimed at claiming not only Goguryeo (37 BC ~668 AD) but also ancient Korean kingdoms of Gojoseon, Buyeo and Balhae. China’s claim that Balhae was part of China’s ancient […]

Goguryeo Tomb Paintings in China Stolen

Korean burial tomb wall paintings from the Goguryeo-era located in what is now China’s Jillin Province are missing and appear to have been removed by grave robbers ahead of their designation as World Heritage by UNESCO next year. Part of one of the two sites had already been raided in 1996. ‘It is so serious […]

National Museum Shows Wealth of History

The National Museum of Korea is a sanctuary of calm and historical preservation in Seoul, one of the world’s most thriving and populous cities. Located next to Gyeongbokgung Palace in the heart of this nation’s capital, The National Museum of Korea is a juxtaposition of cultural heritage and national identity in a city whose ethos […]

[EDITORIAL]Imperial approach

China has renewed a claim over Goguryeo, one of the three ancient Korean kingdoms, as being part of its own history. It also claims old Joseon and Balhae were part of ancient China, an unmistakable attempt to rewrite its influence on Korean history into Chinese history. The claims are contained in the abstracts of papers […]

Government Information Agency

The Korean Cultural Center in Germany has locally registered an Internet site (www.goguryo.de) to bring accurate information on Goguryeo (37 BC-AD 668), an ancient Korean kingdom, to the people of Germany, according to ‘Guk Jeong Briefing,’ an online news site run by the Korean government. The move is part of the government effort to counter […]