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 Exploring Korean History through World Heritage
2014
English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian

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Exploring Korean History through World Heritage is a book about Korea’s tangible and intangible heritage sites and items inscribed in the UNESCO’s world heritage lists. Containing a wealth of latest information and visual materials, such as photographs, about 19 items of Korean cultural legacy either remaining on the Korean Peninsula or created by Korean people, the book is a helpful introduction to Korean history and culture published for English readers.
The priceless tangible and intangible cultural heritage introduced in the book provides readers with an objective, balanced view of Korean history from the prehistoric times to the modern period. The book also contains photographs capturing the latest condition of the heritage, helping readers understand the cultural uniqueness and excellence of the heritages in a more vivid manner.

[ Contents ]
PRESIDENT'S FOREWORD

● DIRECTOR'S FOREWORD

● WORLD HERITAGE (WORLD CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE)
1. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
2. Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka
3. Jongmyo Shrine
4. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
5. Hwaseong Fortress
6. Gyeongju Historic Areas
7. Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
8. Goguryeo Tombs Complex
9. Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
10. Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong

INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

11. The Royal Ancestral Rite and Ritual Music in Jongmyo Shrine
12, The Pansori Epic Chant
13. The Gangneung Danoje Festival

MEMORY OF THE WORLD

14. Hunminjeongeum Manuscript (Korean Alphabet)
15. Annals of the Joseon Dynasty
16. Baegun hwasang chorok buljo jikjisimcheyojeol (Jikji)
17. Seungjeongwon Ilgi, the Diaries of the Royal Secretariat
18. Uigwe: The Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty
19. Donguibogam: Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine

WORLD HERITAGE MAP
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