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PAJU – Čapek´s novel War with the Newts now in Korean


Acclaimed Korean publishing house Open Books based in Paju „book-city“ close to Seoul, has recently published its first book by a Czech writer – War with the Newts by Karel Čapek, the most famous Czech writer of the pre-Kundera period. After… more ►

BUSAN – special Czech film section at Pusan International Film Festival


The 15th Pusan International Film Festival, Asia’s biggest and most influential film festival held in Busan, Korea’s second biggest city, hosted a special section of contemporary Czech cinema comprising of some of the best recent releases from… more ►

SEOUL – exhibition of the Czech garnet and contemporary jewellery


„Czech jewellery sparkles with colourful glamour,“ wrote The Korea Times about the Czech jewellery exhibition at World Jewellery Museum. The classic Czech garnet gem is presented together with art works of five contemporary jewellers –… more ►

DAEGU – two Czech photographers at prestiguos international exhibition

14th International Exhibition for Young Photographers held at the margins of the biggest Far Eastern photo event, Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, presents also works by two young Czechwomen photographers. Curator Walter Bergmoser has selected and… more ►

SEOUL - Czech medal awarded to outgoing EU Ambassador


Outgoing European Union Ambassador Brian McDonald is the latest recipient of Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ medal for promoting Czech-Korean ties. On this occasion, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr. organized a small… more ►

SEOUL – Franz Kafka and Prague exhibition at Czech Info Center


An exhibition showing the connection between one of the most famous Prague residents – writer Franz Kafka – and the city he lived in, is now open at Czech Info Center up to the end of November 2010. more ►

SEOUL – YONGIN – Czech writer Arnošt Lustig on a Korean visit


Famous Czech writer, Mr. Arnošt Lustig, has visitted the Republic of Korea for the first time to promote his first translation into Korean and open the exhibition Franz Kafka and Prague. more ►

YEONGWOL – Czech books are making Korean orphans happy


Volunteers from Czech non-profit organization Inex-Sda help also in the Republic of Korea – lately in a foster home in Gangwon province. In order to learn more about the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Czech Republic donated books by Czech… more ►

YEONGWOL – photographic exhibition „The Innocents“ by Liba Taylor


Well-known Czech-born London-based photographer Liba Taylor presents the selection of her works made in many countries of Africa while on assignments for various British and US NGOs UNHCR and other UN bodies. more ►

SEOUL – Bedřich Smetana´s masterpiece „Má vlast“ on Korean stage


The complete version of Má vlast - probably the most emblematic Czech classical masterpiece - by Bedřich Smetana was performed by Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2010. more ►