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On the Spot
: Kang Hyun-kyung
Fri, July 19, 2019 | 19:30
'New Silk Roads': insightful yet incomplete
Amid a flood of books about the U.S.-China rivalry, British historian Peter Frankopan's new book “The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World” envisions the future of the changing world in a very different manner.
| 2018-12-12 16:13
Korean fictions' global reader-base growing
Since 2010, there has been some good news for Korean literature. Scattered anecdotes have delivered the unprecedented successes of translated Korean fiction overseas.
| 2018-12-11 17:35
Photography - forgotten history storyteller
Amid a swath of self-proclaimed history storytellers, there is a group of people whose role has been underappreciated, if not forgotten - documentary photographers.
| 2018-12-06 15:43
Read books in the morning, check emails later
Shion Kabasawa, a psychiatrist and author of dozens of books, is one of the busiest Japanese intellectuals. Besides his day job as a psychiatrist and founder of the psychology research institute, over the past seven years, he has published three books every year, uploaded daily posts on his blog, Facebook and YouTube to educate some 400,000 subscribers about brain activities ...
| 2018-11-30 17:06
Film opens Pandora's Box of dirty secrets
Are you sure you know your spouse well? Director Lee Jae-kyoo asks this provocative question to married couples in his latest box-office hit “Intimate Strangers” which has attracted over 4 million as of Sunday since it hit local theaters Oct. 31.
| 2018-11-18 17:04
Canadian YouTube star captivates Middle Eastern youth
Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh got a rock star's welcome in the small Persian Gulf state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Loud cheering erupted at the Sharjah Expo Center Hall on Nov. 8 as comedian-actress Singh, better known among her 14.5 million subscribers by her YouTube channel title “Superwoman,” entered the hall to take the stage.
Digital era casts shadow on newspapers, but not books
Growing up online, millennials are more comfortable with accessing information online, rather than reading printed books or newspapers. The digital era is a source of concern for people in the publishing industry because they believe it will negatively affect book sales and newspaper subscriptions.
| 2018-11-15 15:42
Saving soldier slaves: US lawyer's unending mission
World War II is long past. But for some people, the deadliest war in human history is still a source of pain as their traumatic wartime experiences continue to haunt them.
Law & Crime
| 2018-11-11 16:04
Wisdom from small Himalayan kingdom
Material success doesn't always guarantee happiness. In “Happiness Studies,” Koreans are late learners. They came to understand recently that the state of happiness is much more than monetary compensation and wealth is not a sole condition that can make people happy. The term happiness has created a buzz. Koreans began to take on happiness and search for small things that can...
Asylum seekers - Malaysia's lessons for Korea
In an era of creative economy, diversity has been praised as a source of new ideas and innovative thinking. Amid the positive outlook of diversity, however, some significant implications of the gradual demographic changes in South Korea were understated - diversity occasionally serves as a conduit for refugee migration. Like other racially diverse countries, Malaysian activis...
Law & Crime
| 2018-10-28 16:44
'Boycott Japan' becomes more intense, sophisticated
Typhoon Danas to hit Korean Peninsula on Saturday
Korea refuses Japan's call to form arbitration panel
Israeli president invites Korean Christians to Jerusalem
David vs. Goliath: South Chungcheong's battle against coal
Gov't, parties united to fight trade war
Jeolla dialect 'gwin' defines southern hospitality
Actor sent to prosecution for sexual assault allegion
BOK cuts key interest rate to 1.5 percent
Tips to better manage health during flight
Celebrating Korea-Czech relations
Stay cool and beat the heat
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