Hallyu (Korean Wave) Korean culture abroad! A term now widely used to refer to the popularity of Korean entertainment and culture across Asia and other parts of the world, Hallyu or the “Korean Wave” first appeared during the mid-1990s after Korea entered into diplomatic relations with China in 1992 and Korean TV dramas and pop … Continue reading Hallyu (Korean Wave)
Robin, oil on canvas painted by Mickey Paulssen When Mickey Paulssen took the photo, she thought of Rembrandt: the colours, the Clair obscure. For example, how would he have dealt with the light of a cell phone? After all, it is so totally different than the glow of a candle or oil lamp. Making … Continue reading Robin, oil on canvas
Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today? Some 2,500 years after the death of Confucius ...Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?The teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius have had a profound influence on South Korea. So much so, that the nation is sometimes referred to as the most Confucian society on earth. An … Continue reading [VOICE] Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?
South Korea's beautiful gardens and landscape design For over 2000 years Koreans have been shaping the landscape around them into pleasing contours and vistas. The arrangement of rocks is a crucial element of local garden design, as is a more natural appearance than the equally venerable styles of gardens in China and Japan. — Read … Continue reading South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design
Unbelievable umbrellas A look at a man, his craft and an obscure art. Of the myriad inventions from antiquity that have forged their way into the modern day, the umbrella (伞 sǎn) is one of the few to have retained its shape, function and beauty. Known to many ancient civilizations, the umbrella has garnered mythological, … Continue reading Unbelievable umbrellas
The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers. Writers and moderators. Are you specialized in a subject that contributes to our site and one of our FB pages? Can you tell a nice story? Send a pm on the page of your interest! Do you want to make one of our pages as a moderator even more … Continue reading The Mantifang is fishing for volunteers
Mantifang: social media magazine! Readers binding for Social Media In a traditional medium as a magazine, "readers binding" was the holy grail. The editorial content had to be such that the subscriber at his mailbox was waiting for the new number. The advertisers had a benefit because they belonged to the same club. Everything that … Continue reading Mantifang Story Telling
A book is an adventure! It has been on my bedside table for several years now: "The tale of Genji" by Murasaki Shikibu. A very extensive work written between 1000 and 1008 in Japan and certainly belongs to the big world classics. I have to be ready for such a job. The mind open, my … Continue reading A book is an adventure!
Tea too cool down. My family has a tradition of utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine in everyday life. Here is a simple recipe to Brew Cool Tea in Summer. Fresh bamboo leaves, 50g, wash clean; Green tea leaves, 30g; Red jujube 4 or 5, tear open Put all three in a jar, add water 1000 ml. … Continue reading Brew Your Own Cool Herbal Tea