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Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Philosophers and sociologists interested in music (like Pierre Bourdieu) have questioned how people have access to various musical genres – through radios, music stores, advertising. For instance, Why do certain social classes tend to listen to classical music? Why does choice of music seem to be as predictable for marketing experts as our taste in […]

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Thames Philharmonia was founded by Byung-Yun Yu in 1998 as Surrey Classic Players, with Alexander Postlethwaite as leader and Marsha Young as chairman. In the year 2000 the name was changed to Thames Philharmonia. The orchestra has weekly rehearsals in Kingston-upon-Thames, and performs three or four concerts a year, in St. John’s Smith Square and […]

T. Ben Tanaka, a Master of Communication

T. Ben Tanaka, a Master of Communication

According to the Cheng-Chu tradition, human nature can be discussed in terms of its two names, original nature and physical nature. Cheng I and Chu Hsi explained the former with respect to li and the latter as its physical endowment conditions by ki. Chang Tsai discussed the latter in terms of the transformation of ki […]

Seoul City Walking

Seoul City Walking

Picture the scene. It was a hot and bright day in summer at one o’clock in the afternoon. There I was with an iced coffee in my hand, a camera round my neck and wearing my Ray Bans. I was at peace with the world. Green foliage was in abundance. People were sitting on rocks […]

Jin-Yeob Cha, an Innovator in Contemporary Dance

Jin-Yeob Cha, an Innovator in Contemporary Dance

The essential character of modernism is a rejection of established tradition and a re-examination of the nature of different art forms. This is, in part, a response to industrialization, the rise of science, and the decline of organized religion. Not surprisingly, the concepts of modernism were a guiding force in the evolution of dance in […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club