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9 Korean Confucian Academies Recommended for UNESCO World Heritage List

9 Korean Confucian Academies Recommended for UNESCO World Heritage List

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Nine South Korean Confucian academies have been recommended for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Tuesday. According to CHA, UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory group to UNESCO, suggested nine “Seowon,” or Korean neo-Confucian academies, be listed. The [...]

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of nine ancient private Confucian academies in the country, called “Seowon” in Korean, will again try to gain registration as a UNESCO World Heritage early next year, an official at the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) here said Monday. The decision was made a meeting of the CHA’s cultural assets [...]