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Foreign Brands Employ Korean Alphabet amid Growing K-pop Popularity

Foreign Brands Employ Korean Alphabet amid Growing K-pop Popularity

SEOUL, Mar. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Major foreign fashion brands are employing the Korean alphabet “hangeul” to make bags, t-shirts, scarves and uniforms amid “hallyu,” the growing global popularity of Korean pop culture. Belgian designer Raf Simons has used fabric bearing the words “Gotgam,” meaning dried persimmon, and “Beopseongpo Gulbi,” or dried yellow corvina fish, [...]

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

Inspired by Korean Alphabet, Medals for PyeongChang Winter Olympics Unveiled

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Medals to be awarded at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were unveiled Thursday, with the Korean alphabet hangeul as their motif. Presented at a ceremony simultaneously held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City with President Moon Jae-in in attendance, gold, silver and bronze medals, designed [...]

King Sejong Institute to Open in 6 More Overseas Cities

King Sejong Institute to Open in 6 More Overseas Cities

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The government said Wednesday that it will set up overseas institutes that offer foreigners Korean language courses and Korean culture activities at six universities in six additional countries. The six universities, designated as the new operators of the King Sejong Institute, are Yancheng Teachers University in China’s Jiangsu Province, [...]

Aesthetic and Scientific Aspects of Korean Alphabet on Display in L.A

Aesthetic and Scientific Aspects of Korean Alphabet on Display in L.A

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A special exhibition dedicated to the Korean alphabet, hangeul, will open in Los Angeles to mark the 620th anniversary of its creator King Sejong’s birth, the National Hangeul Museum said Tuesday. “Sounds x Hangeul, Variation of the Korean Alphabet” will run from May 10-June 2 at the Korean Cultural [...]

Korea Debates No.1 National Treasure

Korea Debates No.1 National Treasure

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Namdaemun, officially known as Sungnyemun, is currently the No.1 treasure of South Korea. It is one of the eight gates of a fortress wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon dynasty. However, for the past 20 years, experts and civic groups have debated over whether to give Hunminjeongeum the designation [...]

South American Tribe Use ‘Hangeul’ as Their Writing System

South American Tribe Use ‘Hangeul’ as Their Writing System

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) - A team of Korean researchers has developed a system for transcribing the spoken language of a South American indigenous tribe using the Korean alphabet, “hangeul,” the team said Thursday. The team led by Kwon Jae-il, a linguistics professor of Seoul National University, said they finished matching proper Korean consonants and [...]