In my last blog post dated 20 August 2017, we have talked about 3 good parks (namely, the Hangang Park, the World Cup Park and the Olympic Park) in Seoul where you can go to relax and unwind. In this blog post, we will cover 2 more parks (which are called “Forest” instead of “Park” in their names). Continue reading
Although the Koreans work very hard on weekdays, they like to take a rest and unwind themselves by going to the parks with their families and friends at weekends – riding bikes, picnicking, playing games, or just taking a walk to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I did the same when I studied Korean in Seoul and found it very refreshing and enjoyable. In fact, just seeing people having a good time with their families and friends already made me feel happy. In this post, we will talk about 3 of the good parks in Seoul where you can go to relax and unwind. We will cover other parks in the upcoming post. Continue reading
If you like shopping and want to go on a treasure hunt at weekends, Seoul’s flea markets are must-go places for you. In this blog post, let’s talk about some of Seoul’s well-known flea markets. Continue reading
In this blog post, we will talk about the development of K-animation in the 21st century, which saw the global expansion of K-animation and the great advancement in the quality of Korean-made animation.
At the start of the 21st century, the K-animation industry gained more government support and benefited from the skilled workforce which was developed in the past years. In 1998, the Korean Government announced the 5-year plan (1998-2003) for the development of the cultural industry, resulting in the establishment of the Seoul Animation Center (1998), the Korea Film Council (1999) and the Korea Creative Contents Agency (2001). Continue reading
In this blog post, we continue to trace the history of K-animation by having a look at the dramatic development with a decline in the 1980’s and a resurgence in the 1990’s. Continue reading
In this blog post, we continue to trace the history of K-animation by having a look at the 1970’s in which the animation industry enjoyed a boom. Continue reading
In this second blog post of the K-animation series, we begin to briefly go through the history of the Korean animation industry to better understand its development. Let’s start with the 1950’s and 1960’s to see how the K-animation began and took off. Continue reading