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Museum to Open Website with Versions of Oldest Metal-printed Book in Multiple Languages

Museum to Open Website with Versions of Oldest Metal-printed Book in Multiple Languages

CHEONGJU, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean museum plans to open a website this year featuring versions of “Jikji,” the world’s oldest existing metal-printed book, in multiple languages, officials in the central city of Cheongju said Monday. The book, written by Ven. Baegun about the Zen teachings of great Buddhist priests, was printed [...]

Cheongju’s Culture Factory C Draws Attention on Urban Regeneration Project

Cheongju’s Culture Factory C Draws Attention on Urban Regeneration Project

CHEONGJU, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 11th Cheongju Craft Biennale under way, its main venue, the Culture Factory C, a tobacco factory-turned-cultural facility, has been under the spotlight as a successful model of urban revitalization. The international craft festival began in the central inland city of Cheongju at Culture Factory C and several [...]

Cheongju National Museum of Contemporary Art in a Battle with Pigeons

Cheongju National Museum of Contemporary Art in a Battle with Pigeons

CHEONGJU, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) are focusing their efforts to tackle a flock of pigeons damaging the old cigarette manufacturing facility. The MMCA’s new exhibition hall at Cheongju, a former cigarette factory, has been ‘decorated’ with kites [...]

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

Eagle Owl ‘Apprehended’ by Police After Feeding on 11 Chickens at Poultry Farm

CHEONGJU, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — An eagle owl that has been poaching chickens has been ‘apprehended’ by the police. On February 15 at 10:40 a.m., a 70-centimeter tall eagle owl flew into a poultry farm in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province to feed on chickens. It wasn’t the owl’s first ‘offense’. According to the owner [...]

Cheongju Trials Smart Commuter Bus for Nursery Schools

Cheongju Trials Smart Commuter Bus for Nursery Schools

CHEONGJU, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Cheongju is trialing smart commuter buses for nursery schools that keep parents informed of the location of their children and make sure that no passengers are left behind. The project was launched by the Cheongju city government after being commissioned by the Ministry of Science and ICT’s [...]

S. Korea Picked to Establish UNESCO Documentary Heritage Center

S. Korea Picked to Establish UNESCO Documentary Heritage Center

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it has been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish an institute for its documentary heritage register. The International Center for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) will be built in Cheongju, 137 kilometers south of Seoul. The proposal was approved unilaterally [...]