National Treasures of South Korea http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41892/all en 'Nanjung Ilgi'-UNESCO list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/nanjung-ilgi-unesco-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- A 16th-century war diary kept by famous Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin will be screened for addition to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register during a sub-panel meeting in June, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>A preliminary decision on whether to include "Nanjung Ilgi" on the list will be made at the 11th meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) scheduled for June 18-21 in Gwangju, South Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/nanjung-ilgi-unesco-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joseon Dynasty Korea National Treasures of South Korea Technology United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:46:09 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5794879 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Nanjung Ilgi'-UNESCO list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/nanjung-ilgi-unesco-list-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- A 16th-century war diary kept by famous Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin will be screened for addition to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register during a sub-panel meeting in June, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>A preliminary decision on whether to include "Nanjung Ilgi" on the list will be made at the 11th meeting of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) scheduled for June 18-21 in Gwangju, South Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130326/nanjung-ilgi-unesco-list-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joseon Dynasty Korea National Treasures of South Korea Technology United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Yonhap News Agency Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:46:25 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5794883 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulguk Temple pagoda-repair http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130401/bulguk-temple-pagoda-repair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GYEONGJU, South Korea, April 2 (Yonhap) -- An essential inner part of one of the two ancient Buddhist pagodas at the Bulguk Temple will be exposed to sunlight for the first time in 47 years Tuesday as part of the ongoing government project to fully disassemble the pagoda for repairs, officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130401/bulguk-temple-pagoda-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gyeongju National Treasures of South Korea Pagodas Yonhap News Agency Tue, 02 Apr 2013 02:30:52 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798937 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulguk Temple pagoda-repair http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130402/bulguk-temple-pagoda-repair <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GYEONGJU, South Korea, April 2 (Yonhap) -- An essential inner section of an ancient Buddhist pagoda at the Bulguk Temple was exposed to sunlight for the first time in 47 years Tuesday as part of an ongoing government project to fully disassemble the pagoda for repairs.</p> <p>A compartment for storing sariras inside the main structure of the Seokga Pagoda was uncovered when a team of experts at the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage carefully removed the second-floor stone roof with the use of a crane.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130402/bulguk-temple-pagoda-repair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gyeongju National Treasures of South Korea Pagodas Yonhap News Agency Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:46:13 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5799083 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea unveils restored cultural treasure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-unveils-restored-cultural-treasure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five years after it was burned down in an arson attack, South Korea Monday unveiled its newly restored Namdaemun gate, a national treasure painstakingly rebuilt at a cost of millions of dollars.</p> <p>The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on Saturday, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects ever undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly skilled craftsmen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-unveils-restored-cultural-treasure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buildings and structures in Seoul Namdaemun National Treasures of South Korea AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827435 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea unveils restored cultural treasure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-unveils-restored-cultural-treasure-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five years after it was reduced to ashes in an arson attack, the newly rebuilt Namdaemun gate in South Korea was unveiled Monday after a painstaking reconstruction costing millions of dollars.</p> <p>The cultural jewel in central Seoul will reopen to the public on Saturday, following one of the longest and most expensive restoration projects ever undertaken in South Korea, involving hundreds of highly skilled craftsmen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130429/s-korea-unveils-restored-cultural-treasure-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buildings and structures in Seoul Namdaemun National Treasures of South Korea AFP Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:00:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5827462 at http://www.globalpost.com Old war diary likely to make UNESCO Memory of the World list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130610/old-war-diary-likely-to-make-unesco-memory-of-the-world-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- A 16th-century war diary kept by famous Korean naval hero Yi Sun-sin is highly likely to be added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The war diary, called "Nanjung Ilgi," has recently received a preliminary recommendation for addition to the list by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) of the UNESCO Memory of the World, South Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130610/old-war-diary-likely-to-make-unesco-memory-of-the-world-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joseon Dynasty Korea National Treasures of South Korea Technology United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Yonhap News Agency Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:36:53 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5853993 at http://www.globalpost.com Old war diary, 'Saemaul' archives make UNESCO Memory of the World list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130618/old-war-diary-saemaul-archives-make-unesco-memory-the-world- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- A 16th-century war diary kept by famous Korean naval hero Yi Sun-sin and archives of South Korea's Saemaul (New Community) Movement in the 1970s have been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The designation brings the total number of South Korea's heritage items on the UNESCO list to 11. The list also recognizes the importance of "Hunminjeongeum," the original manuscript of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130618/old-war-diary-saemaul-archives-make-unesco-memory-the-world-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Korea National Treasures of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:03:09 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5860715 at http://www.globalpost.com Old war diary, 'Saemaul' archives make UNESCO Memory of the World list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130618/old-war-diary-saemaul-archives-make-unesco-memory-the-worl-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 19 (Yonhap) -- A 16th-century war diary kept by famous Korean naval hero Yi Sun-sin and archives of South Korea's Saemaul (New Community) Movement in the 1970s have been added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The designation brings the total number of South Korea's heritage items on the UNESCO list to 11. The list also recognizes the importance of "Hunminjeongeum," the original manuscript of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130618/old-war-diary-saemaul-archives-make-unesco-memory-the-worl-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Korea National Treasures of South Korea Technology Yonhap News Agency Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:03:14 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5860716 at http://www.globalpost.com Int'l forum on ancient Buddhist texts due in Seoul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130829/intl-forum-ancient-buddhist-texts-due-seoul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Yonhap) -- An international conference will be held next week in Seoul to discuss and promote the historic value of the Tripitaka Koreana, one of the world's oldest Buddhist scriptures, organizers said Thursday.</p> <p>The forum, scheduled for Tuesday and organized as a preliminary event for a global Tripitaka festival kicking off next month, will bring together scholars and experts from the United States, Japan and South Korea at Plaza Hotel in central Seoul to explore the messages and structures of the 750-year-old Buddhist canon, they said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130829/intl-forum-ancient-buddhist-texts-due-seoul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia National Treasures of South Korea Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:17:18 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5920436 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare Buddha statue to be unveiled during Tripitaka Koreana Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130915/rare-buddha-statue-be-unveiled-during-tripitaka-koreana-fest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHANGWON, South Korea, Sept. 16 (Yonhap) -- A 1,200-year-old Buddha statue will be open to the public for the first time during this year's global Tripitaka festival, the event's organizer said Monday.</p> <p>The Haein Temple will unveil "Maaebul," a 7.5-meter high Buddha statue engraved into a rock wall at Gaya Mountain, for the 2013 Tripitaka Koreana Festival, which kicks off on Sep. 27 for a 45-day run, the Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana Organizing Committee said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130915/rare-buddha-statue-be-unveiled-during-tripitaka-koreana-fest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buddhism in Korea National Treasures of South Korea Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:37:31 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5935121 at http://www.globalpost.com Haein Temple holds rituals ahead of Tripitaka Koreana festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130925/haein-temple-holds-rituals-ahead-tripitaka-koreana-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAPCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 25 (Yonhap) -- A Buddhist temple in the southern city of Hapcheon held two rituals Wednesday ahead of the opening of this year's global Tripitaka festival, the event's organizer said.</p> <p>This year's Tripitaka Koreana festival will kick off on Thursday for a 45-day run in Hapcheon, 354 kilometers south of Seoul, said the organizing committee for the event dubbed Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130925/haein-temple-holds-rituals-ahead-tripitaka-koreana-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia National Treasures of South Korea Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:02:39 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5943959 at http://www.globalpost.com Tripitaka Koreana Festival kicks off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130929/tripitaka-koreana-festival-kicks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAPCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- A Buddhist cultural festival has rang up the curtain in this South Korean southern city to commemorate the "Tripitaka Koreana," or "Palmandaejanggyeong" in Korean, the 's organizer said Monday.</p> <p>The 2013 Tripitaka Koreana Festival kicked off on Friday in Hapcheon, 354 kilometers south of Seoul, for a 45-day run until Nov. 10, said the organizing committee for the event dubbed the Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130929/tripitaka-koreana-festival-kicks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia National Treasures of South Korea Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:24:04 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5948444 at http://www.globalpost.com Buddhist scriptures festival draws over 80,000 visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130930/buddhist-scriptures-festival-draws-over-80000-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CHANGWON, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's only Buddhist cultural festival themed on "Tripitaka Koreana" has attracted more than 80,000 visitors in the first three days of opening this year, the event's organizers said Monday.</p> <p>The 2013 Tripitaka Koreana Festival kicked off on Friday in the southern city of Hapcheon for a 45-day run until Nov. 10, with the goal of increasing the world's awareness of the Buddhist scriptures.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130930/buddhist-scriptures-festival-draws-over-80000-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buddhism in Korea Human Interest National Treasures of South Korea Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:36:13 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5948727 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean netizens seek to change English name for 'Palman Daejanggyeong' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131017/s-korean-netizens-seek-change-english-name-palman-daejanggye <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAPCHEON, South Korea, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- A group of South Korean netizens are campaigning to change the official English name for a Korean collection of Buddhist texts carved on more than 80,000 wooden blocks.</p> <p>Tripitaka Koreana, or Palman Daejanggyeong in Korean, is considered the most comprehensive set of Buddhist scriptures found to date. The Haein Temple, where the texts are kept in Hapcheon, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131017/s-korean-netizens-seek-change-english-name-palman-daejanggye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia National Treasures of South Korea Technology Tripiṭaka Yonhap News Agency Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:02:26 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5963278 at http://www.globalpost.com