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‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982,’ Most-sold S. Korean Literary Book Overseas

‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982,’ Most-sold S. Korean Literary Book Overseas

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — “Kim Ji-young, Born 1982″ was the most popular South Korean literary book overseas over the recent five years, data showed Tuesday. According to the data from the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, the feminist novel by Cho Nam-joo was translated into 10 different languages and sold more than 300,000 [...]

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Sees Revenue Jump Nearly 80 pct in 2021

S. Korean Performing Arts Scene Sees Revenue Jump Nearly 80 pct in 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The local performing arts scene saw its revenue soar nearly 80 percent in 2021 from a year earlier, thanks to eased social distancing rules and a rising vaccination rate, data showed Monday. The combined revenue of 12,000 theatrical plays, musicals, classical concerts and other performances reached 307.1 billion won [...]