Two Korean documents chosen for UNESCO Memory of the World

October 12, 2015

Books by Korean Confucian scholars from the Joseon era, as well as the KBS live 1983 broadcast “Reuniting Separated Families,” were registered as UNESCO’s Memory of the World documents Friday, according to Yonhap.

The decision came from the International Advisory Committee, which met in Abu Dhabi last week.

The scholars’ Confucian documents number about 64,226 pages in 718 books, with content including literature, philosophy, genealogical records, manners, history, children’s books and geography.

The KBS program, which aired June 30 to Nov. 14 in 1983 to connect lost families between North and South Korea, includes 20,522 documents, among them video tapes, producer’s notes, request forms from families, broadcast schedules and photos.

The decision marks 13 Korean documents in the registry.