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Tue, May 30, 2023 | 11:27
Let's not forget US complicity in Korean sex trade
I was heartened to learn that the Republic of Korea Supreme Court has ordered the state to pay compensation to Korean women who worked in the sex trade catering to U.S. troops. What is still missing, I believe, is an understanding of just how influential U.S. military commanders were in facilitating the exploitation of the women in the “gijichon” or “base camp” villages.
Artist Ru Kim explores 'entanglement through escape' in 1st Seoul solo exhibition
“Ecotone: Capacity for Escape” (2022) is the second solo exhibition and first solo exhibition in Seoul for artist Ru Kim. The exhibition opened on Oct. 1 with a performance-activation of the installation on display at the exhibition space, Post Territory Ujeongguk.
Korean gugak-ska fusion band to tour Australia
Uheeska, a collaborative band that fuses Korean and Jamaican folk music traditions, is heading down under for a couple of shows in Australia. Combining traditional Korean gugak music with Jamaican genres like ska and reggae has been done before - in fact, members of this band were among the earliest to attempt it - but only Uheeska performs fusion in innovative and exciting w...
[Book Review] Korea's coins revealed in new book
Numismatics, the systematic study of currencies, coins and paper money, includes the time-honored hobby of investing in and collecting coins. It is one way to study and learn about the histories of people, cultures and nations.
[Temple Adventures] Seoamjeong Temple presents vivid fall colors at Mt. Jiri
With the sweltering summer heat finally coming to an end, and with the autumnal hues not too far off, it's the perfect time to explore Korea and the temples that dot its landscape. Arguably one of the most beautiful places to explore the changing season is Jirisan National Park.
DMZ Peace Train Music Festival imagines 'borderless world'
The DMZ Peace Train Music Festival returns to Cheorwon County in Gangwon Province this weekend for two days of “dancing for a borderless world.” The festival is returning after a two-year break due to the pandemic for this year's event this Saturday and Sunday, which will be the third such festival.
Haebangchon braces for multiple music festivals
Seoul's multicultural Haebangchon neighborhood had been gearing up for three multi-venue live music festivals over the next month - sarcastically referred to as “Rocktober” by one local in light of the confusion over the different events - but the number has now been reduced to two.
US singer-songwriter Geoffrey Lewis makes 'Unions'
American singer-songwriter Geoffrey Lewis is three quarters of the way through his “Unions” series of EPs, with the third volume having been released at the end of June. “I wanted to make a proper album, which to me is 12 songs,” he told The Korea Times. “These days people just put out singles or small EPs, but I wanted to accomplish 12 songs that are meant to be together, cr...
South Africans to throw Heritage Day Picnic
South Africa's Heritage Day on Sept. 24 will be celebrated a week early, with a picnic on Sept. 17 co-organized by the South African Chamber of Commerce (Safcham) Korea, the South Africans in Korea Network (SAKorNet) and the South African Embassy.
[RAS Korea] RAS Korea's Dongducheon Chapter continues going strong
Put a handful of enthusiastic high school students together, and what do you get? Lots of energy and teamwork for a common goal. That's what is happening at Dongducheon Foreign Language High School. Busy people get things done, which couldn't be truer for the Royal Asiatic Society Korea's (RAS) Dongducheon chapter members.
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