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Arizona Declares Korean Hanbok Day

Arizona Declares Korean Hanbok Day

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. state of Arizona has designated October 21 as a day to celebrate the traditional Korean attire of hanbok, according to the Asian American Youth Council (AAYC). Among 50 U.S. states, Arizona became the second after New Jersey to declare “Hanbok Day.” The declaration signed by Arizona Governor [...]

K-pop Stars Post Hanbok Photos After Beijing Winter Olympics Opening Controversy

K-pop Stars Post Hanbok Photos After Beijing Winter Olympics Opening Controversy

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid controversy arising at the Beijing Winter Olympics on China’s false ownership claims over hanbok, K-pop celebrities unveiled photos of themselves wearing the Korean traditional attire. On Tuesday, Suga of K-pop supergroup BTS posted a photo of himself on social media wearing a Korean royal robe. The photo was [...]

Chinese Embassy Rebuts Public Criticism over ‘Hanbok’ at Beijing Olympics Ceremony

Chinese Embassy Rebuts Public Criticism over ‘Hanbok’ at Beijing Olympics Ceremony

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Chinese Embassy here issued a rare public statement in response to fury among South Koreans over the “appropriation” of “hanbok,” the traditional Korean attire, and deepening anti-China sentiment. A woman, dressed in hanbok, appeared during last week’s opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics, representing an ethnic minority [...]

S. Korea Says Hanbok is Indisputably Part of its Culture, Urges China’s Respect

S. Korea Says Hanbok is Indisputably Part of its Culture, Urges China’s Respect

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to continue global efforts to publicize hanbok, the traditional Korean attire, as its signature culture, a government official said Sunday, as people here are in an uproar over China’s use of hanbok during the winter Olympics opening ceremony. One woman clad in hanbok appeared among those [...]

(Olympics) S. Koreans Up in Arms over Depiction of Hanbok as Chinese During Opening Ceremony

(Olympics) S. Koreans Up in Arms over Depiction of Hanbok as Chinese During Opening Ceremony

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans have taken umbrage at what they believe is China’s claim to the traditional Korean attire hanbok during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on Friday. In the early part of the ceremony, people representing 56 ethnic groups across China carried the Chinese national flag into [...]