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'Jewel In The Palace' became popular in Cuba
'jewel In The Palace' Became Popular In Cuba

'Jewel In The Palace' became popular in Cuba

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Because Cubans have found out K-dramas, they can't enjoy all of the K-drama. At the beginning of last year, they first watched K-drama goodness with the comedy "Queen of Housewives" which was published in 2009 on the Canal Habana, winning ratings of 70 percent. After that, Cubans continued to see "My Fair Lady" which featured Yoon Eun Hye as the spoiled rich girl and Yoon Sang Hyun as her chauffer. The romantic comedy made Yoon Sang Hyun a sought-after star in Cuba. Next aired was "Secret Garden," the body swap comedy that stars Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won. Now the historical drama "Jewel in The Palace," also known as "Dae Jang Geum" is airing.

Censors are currently reviewing "Boys Over Flowers," which stars Lee Min Ho. But many Cubans are not waiting for the official review. Street vendors are selling about 60 different pirated as yet unrated k-drama DVDs. Dramas with Lee Min Ho are high in demand.

The dramas were provided for free by the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and they have done their part in promoting the image of Korea on the island nation. Oh Young Ho, KOTRA"s CEO received an award in Cuba on Nov. 4 for his role in promoting economic and cultural exchanges between Korea and Cuba.

Lee Young Ae considers to make a ‘Jewel in the Palace’ sequel
Lee Young Ae Considers To Make A ‘jewel In The Palace’ Sequel

Lee Young Ae considers to make a ‘Jewel in the Palace’ sequel

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The actress revealed, “Truthfully, sometimes it feels like the sequel is proposed just to make more work. These days they make dramas by with seasons. If ‘Jewel in the Palace’ had been like that it would be different but it wasn’t, so to produce a sequel just to make more work or to go off the original’s popularity is against my beliefs. A sequel should be made with deliberation.”

Will there ever be a “Part 2″ for “Jewel in the Palace”
Will There Ever Be A “part 2″ For “jewel In The Palace”

Will there ever be a “Part 2″ for “Jewel in the Palace”

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She continued, “Truthfully, sometimes it feels like the sequel is proposed just to make more work. These days they make dramas by with seasons. If ‘Jewel in the Palace’ had been like that it would be different but it wasn’t, so to produce a sequel just to make more work or to go off the original’s popularity is against my beliefs. A sequel should be made with deliberation.”

MBC to jointly produce ‘Dae Jang Geum 2’ (Jewel in the Palace) with Chinese groups
Mbc To Jointly Produce ‘Dae Jang Geum 2’ (Jewel In The Palace) With Chinese Groups

MBC to jointly produce ‘Dae Jang Geum 2’ (Jewel in the Palace) with Chinese groups

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Visiting Hunan TV, Shanghai Media Group and three broadcasting stations in total, the MBC head and his counterparts discussed jointly producing the drama and launching a new business together.  Hunan TV, as the first Chinese broadcasting station to air ‘Dae Jang Geum‘ in 2005, has agreed to invest in and later air the sequel.

The sequel has not yet set an official production date but MBC cautiously shared it is looking to begin production next year with a possible summer premiere. The casting of the actors and director and staff also remains up in the air with many wondering if the original drama’s popular leads including Lee Young Ae and Ji Jin Hee will return.

Lee Youngae to star in "Jewel In The Palace 2"?
Lee Youngae To Star In "jewel In The Palace 2"?

Lee Youngae to star in "Jewel In The Palace 2"?

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According to the drama's director Lee Byungjoon, plans for filming a "DJewel In The Palace 2" are currently underway, and actress Lee Youngae is in the middle of talks to once more play the role of the female protagonist Jang Geum. If Lee Youngae decides to take the role, "Jewel In The Palace 2" will mark her return to the small screen after a near ten-year hiatus.

Furthermore, Lee Youngae has also revealed in a previous interview that while a good script or screenplay may inspire her to act once more, she would prioritize her children over her career as watching her kids grow up would bring many priceless memories.

HanCinema's Korea Joa Lisa's Diary - Suwon and Hwaseong Palace
Hancinema's Korea Joa Lisa's Diary - Suwon And Hwaseong Palace

HanCinema's Korea Joa Lisa's Diary - Suwon and Hwaseong Palace

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Today this is a tourist site noted inside and outdoors of Korea. When I visited, there were families exploring the city outside the palace, kids flying kites, and fathers coaching their kids to ride bikes. Performances played in front of the gates and other people explored the expansive interior of the palace. i admire visiting old puts because they really do take on a life in their own. in spite of the myriads of individuals mingling in trendy clothing taking selfies and chattering on their phones, Hwaseong Palace has an agelessness to it that stems from its history. The bright colours on the beams of the ceilings and the flowing architecture that led individuals smoothly from enviornment to domain bespoke of the care that went into the making plans of Hwaseong Palace.

Deoksu Palace stone-wall road to be re-connected in 131 years
Deoksu Palace Stone-Wall Road To Be Re-Connected In 131 Years

Deoksu Palace stone-wall road to be re-connected in 131 years

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon and British Ambassador to Korea Charles Hay signed an MOU for a project to restore the stone-wall road behind the Deoksu Palace at the British Embassy in Seoul on May 14. Currently, 170 meters of the stone-wall road is isolated, including 70 meters occupied by the embassy site and 100 meters of a connecting road to the embassy, of which passengers access is controlled. Steel gate prohibits unauthorized access of the general public at the back door to the British embassy. Also CCTVs are installed to monitor the road.

According to the MOU, both parties will discuss necessary measures to open the blocked stone-wall road after on-site inspection by security engineers from the U.K. in the next month. If re-connection is determined through detailed discussions with the embassy within this year, Seoul City plans to create 3~6 meter wide and 170-meter road for pedestrians. Seoul is also planning to show changing of the guard between Korean traditional gatekeepers and British royal guards.

However, British Embassy showed cautious attitude, saying, This MOU represents commitment for continuous cooperation with Seoul City for opening of Deoksu Palace stone-wall road. While mentioning the recent attack against the U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, British Ambassador Hay said that security and safety issues of the embassy staff must be addressed first. Final decision on whether or not to restore the stone-wall road will be made later according to future rounds of discussions.

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[Spoiler] "splendid Politics" Princess Jeongmyeong Escapes From Palace To Survive

[Spoiler] "Splendid Politics" Princess Jeongmyeong escapes from palace to survive

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On this day, as Queen Inmok (Sin Eun-jeong) recollected Gyeok-am"s prophecy, "She will be entitled to a higher place as far as she is alive", she decided to hide Princess Jeongmyeong. While Gyeok-am"s prophecy book was found and the Northern faction was eying on Grand Prince Yeongchang (Jeon Jin-seo), Queen Inmok used the timing to hide Princess Jeongmyeong.

Queen Inmok said "You"re a very precious child. Long time ago, I heard from someone that you would become a very big and important person later on. So please do not forget this. And remeber your young brother, Yeongchang. Please survive and get your young brother back and resolve the deep sorrow on behalf of your mother".

Princess Jeongmyeong dressed up in boy"s clothes and slipped out of the palace accompanying a few court ladies. However she was being chased down by Lee I-cheom and ended up escaping alone in a boat.

Palace museum"s Joseon-era kings get upgrade

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The red-lacquered royal throne decorated with dragons painted in gold. Behind it is the famous depiction of the sun, moon and five peaks, which symbolizes eternity. Provided by the museum

Besides replacing old lights and glass cases, officials said, they also expanded on the stories told by the gallery.The first part of the renovated gallery is dedicated to the dignity and life of the kings.This is where visitors can see one of the most important objects at the museum: the king"s red-lacquered throne decorated with golden dragons. Behind the throne is the famous Joseon-era painting of the sun, moon and five peaks, which symbolizes eternity.

Century-old stone palace reborn as historical museum
Century-Old Stone Palace Reborn As Historical Museum

Century-old stone palace reborn as historical museum

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After Korea gained independence in 1945, a U.S.-USSR joint commission was housed here. During the Korean War (1950-1953), bombing and arson by North Korean forces completely destroyed the interior. In 1954, the military tried to restore the building to its original form, but it later became the national museum in 1955. Then it housed the national contemporary art museum in 1973, an exhibition hall for royal artifacts in 1992 and the offices for Deoksung Palace in 2005. In the end, it was impossible to trace the original interior decorations. The building has now been reborn as the Daehan Empire Historical Museum. According to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), the museum will open to the public on October 13 after five years of renovation. The Daehan Empire was declared on October 13, 1897, and the same date was chosen for this museum"s opening.

The restoration of the Seokjojeon is based on the original blueprints of the building, old photographs, newspaper articles and related information on stone architecture existing in Britain and Japan. The CHA sought advice from specialists in early 20th century architecture and history to make sure that the building was restored to its original form.

Most of the furniture and other belongings in the building, which could only be seen in old photographs, were reproduced by companies worldwide which had originally produced them. The restored central hall, grand dining room and small dining room, for example, are all almost identical to what is seen in the photographs. The building also has exhibition halls that show historical material and video clips to help understand the history of the Daehan Empire and the life of the royal Yi family.