Korean Arts & Culture

Han Cinema Publishes Series on Problems in Korean Film Industry

Hancinema.net recently ran a series of three articles by the American researcher William Schwartz on the difficulties he encountered trying to use Korean film archives, as well as problems with the film festivals here, including BIFF.

Tongyeong Named a UNESCO Creative City of Music

Tongyeong city of Gyeongnam was selected as UNESCO's Creative City of Music.

VIDEO: KTO’s $10 Tour in Busan

Check out the Korean Tourism Organization's (KTO) video of how to do a $10 tour in the city. The video follows Jake Pains from...

Jagalchi Gearing Up for 24th October Festival

The 24th Busan Jagalchi Festival will kick off at Jagalchi Market in Gwangbokro on October 8th. The theme for this year's event is 'A...

Sunday is Hanbok Day in Busan

For the 2015 Busan Hanbok Day, scheduled for Sept. 13, wear a hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and walk along the beach. Organized by voluntary regional...

Application Period for 3rd Semester of Korean Language Classes Sep 7 – 11

The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) provides three semesters of Korean classes to help foreigners staying in Busan learn Korean and thus improve...

Busan and Gimhae to Jointly Host the Wedding Road of Queen Heo Festival 2015

The Wedding Road of Queen Heo Festival 2015, jointly hosted by Busan and Gimhae and organized by the Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific...

CNN Features Chef Edward Kwon on “Culinary Journeys”

World-renowned chef Edward Kwon has been featured on CNN’s latest episode of “Culinary Journeys,” a series based on presenting various culinary experiences from around...

Busan National Gugak Center to Offer Gugak Classes to Foreigners

The Busan National Gugak Center has started offering Gukak classes for foreigners residing in the city. The Gukak class is a Korean traditional cultural experience...

Geumnyeonsan Youth Center to Hold Free Family-Oriented Events

The Geumnyeonsan Youth Center will run a '2015 Family Experience Event' every third Sunday of each month from April through August. The first event...

SM Entertainment to Build Hallyu Complex in Busan

SM Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment companies in Korea, is planning to enter Busan. The company plans to build a Korean wave, or hallyu,...

BIPAF Set to Begin Ten Day Run on May 1st

The 12th Busan International Performing Arts Festival (BIPAF) will kick off on May 1st under the concept of “Welcome, Shakespeare.” This year’s festival will take...