Korean Cinema Taking Root in World Academia 2010/04/28, Source,
By Lee Hyo-won Staff Reporter In recent years, South Korean cin ema has established a notable place on the world map ― two local titles will be competing at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Moreover, the recognition is beginning to branch out of the festival circuit into underground youth culture, and finally, academia. Before examining the phenomenon, it is interesting to note Japan’s example: cultural content such as manga (comic books) and anime have long become mainstream entertainment while many institutes of higher education place importance on Japanese studies. This can be seen as partially the result of when people who discover the magic of manga as kids grow up to become specialists in Japanese history and culture, according to John Duncan, professor and director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),...More
Kim Yoon-jin to arrive in Korea today 2010/04/21, Source,
Picture of Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [L'Oreal]
Actress Kim Yoon-jin will be arriving in Korea today, attending an event later in the week which will mark her first public appearance since getting married last month.
"Kim will be flying in today to attend a function on Sunday held by L'Oreal for which she currently is the spokesmodel", said an official at her agency Zion Entertainment, adding that she will also greet her fans for a short time during the event,...More
Famed director James Cameron to visit Korea in May 2010/04/01, Source,
World famous director James Cameron [SBS]
World famous director James Cameron will be visiting Korea for the first time ever in May for the 7th annual Seoul Digital Forum (SDF), according to the forum's organizer SBS on Thursday.
Cameron, well known for his blockbusters "Terminator", "Aliens", "Titanic" and "Avatar", will be one of the guest speakers at the forum titled "Renaissance Now... Shaping Another Breakthrough" and will be giving his lecture entitled "Renaissance Now in Imagination and Technology".
His speech, followed by a press conference, will be broadcast live on SBS at 8:30 p.m. May 13,...More
Kim Yoon-jin weds movie producer in Hawaii 2010/03/29, Source,
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin [Zion Entertainment]
Korean actress Kim Yoon-jin married movie producer in a surprise wedding ceremony in Hawaii today, according to her agency Zion Entertainment.
An official at Zion told Asia Economic Daily over the phone Monday that the actress "will hold a small wedding with only the bride and groom's immediate family in attendance".
The nuptials reportedly took place on a privately owned beach this morning around 8 a.m. (Seoul time) and the "Lost" actress did not even wear a wedding dress,...More
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