In order to raise the visibility of Latvia in the Republic of Korea through explaining the country’s history and culture, the Embassy of Latvia in Seoul hosted a presentation for the leading Korean media of a Korean-language edition of a book titled Latvia 100 Snapshot Stories.
The event was opened with a musical performance by young Korean musicians – the cellist Jiyeon Be, the viola player Seoyeon Be, the violinist Iynn Nam and the pianist Minseo Park – followed by readings of stories from the book presented by the Korean storyteller Won-suk Ji.
Latvia 100 Snapshot Stories is a publication by the Latvian Institute, offering an insight, through one hundred short stories, into Latvian history, traditions, the formation of statehood and achievements in various fields. This is the first book in the Korean language presenting comprehensive information on Latvia in a single volume.
Copies of the book will be delivered to libraries, universities, public opinion leaders, experts in history and culture in Korea, as well as actively used in events held to promote the image of Latvia.
The publication of the book, Latvia 100 Snapshot Stories, is part of the public diplomacy programme to mark Latvia’s Centenary, coordinated by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Embassy offers its appreciation to Ieva Stare from the Latvian Institute, Professor Jin-seok Seo from the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Latvia and the team of the Seoul Selection publishing house for their support and professional contribution to the project.
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Korea
Address: 29, Hannam-daero 36-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04417, Republic of Korea
Telephone: (02) 2-2022-3800
Fax: (02) 2-2022-3803