All posts tagged "UNESCO"

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    UNESCO lists kimchi-making as heritage

    By Kim Tong-hyung Korea’s culture of collectively making kimchi, the country’s staple side-dish of fermented cabbage, or kimjang, has been added to the United Nation’s cultural heritage list, the government said Thursday. Other new additions announced at...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Students and graduates of Ewha Womans University make kimchi in this file phto taken in November last year at the school campus in northern Seoul.
    Korean cultural centers host festivals

    By Kim Ji-soo The Korean Culture Center in Washington will hold a Dec. 5 forum to introduce the making of kimchi — popularly known as kimjang — which is a staple in the Korean diet. This unique...

    • Posted December 2, 2013
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    Seoul wants Yongsan base on UNESCO list

    By Kim Tong-hyung The U.S. Army base in Yongsan was announced among Seoul City’s new candidates for UNESCO’s cultural heritage list. Other candidates revealed on Monday included the historical sites of Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-660 A.D.) in...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Korean folk villages picked as UNESCO’s best heritage models

    By Chung Ah-young Korea’s UNESCO-designated “’World Heritage Sites” ― Yangdong and Hahoe villages ― have been selected as a couple of the best examples of preserving universal values in the context of sustainable development. UNESCO published “World...

    • Posted November 12, 2013
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  • Culture authorities are considering whether to rename the “Tripitaka Koreana,” a 13th-century collection of over 80,000 woodblocks holding Buddhist texts kept at Haeinsa Temple in North Gyeongsang Province.
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    ‘Tripitaka Koreana’ may be renamed

    By Kim Tong-hyung Cultural officials are open to the possibility of renaming the ”Tripitaka Koreana,’’ a 13th-century collection of 80,000 woodblocks holding Buddhist texts kept at Haeinsa Temple in North Gyeongsang Province. The debate over changing the...

    • Posted November 4, 2013
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    A picture tells a 1,000 words

     PHOTO NEWS Korea not too cold for iPhone Apple’s latest products – the iPhone 5S and 5C – went on sale in Korea today. The weather in Seoul, as low as 39 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning,...

    • Posted October 25, 2013
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  • Kimchi recommended for UNESCO list

    By Kim Tong-hyung UNESCO will likely register kimchi, the staple Korean side-dish of fermented cabbage, as a cultural heritage, the government said Wednesday. According to the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), UNESCO’s Subsidiary Body, which evaluates new candidates...

    • Posted October 23, 2013
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