Modern Korea, as seen through pop music, soap operas

“After the near‐collapse of the world’s financial system has shown that we economists really do not know how the world works, I am much too embarrassed to teach economics anymore, which I have done for many years. I will teach Modern Korean Drama instead,” said Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, on the first page of his plan for a lecture titled “Introductory Korean Drama.”

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Int’l Music Festival 2014

In 2014, the Suwon Hwaseong, the ancient fortress in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will preside over the city as it hosts a range of global artists in the upcoming 2014 Suwon Hwaseong International Music Festival.

The festival will be presented to the people of Suwon and to music lovers from around the world, with performances from amateur music groups and fringe festivals being hosted at various locations around the city. Venues include the Suwon SK Atrium, the Gyeonggi Arts Center and the outdoor theater near the Gyeonggi Arts Center in Suwon.