Byeongsan Seowon World Heritage Site


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Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationPungcheon-myeon, Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Part ofHistoric Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Inscription2010 (34th session)
Area1.7 ha (4.2 acres)
Coordinates36°32′25″N 128°33′10″E / 36.54028°N 128.55278°E / 36.54028; 128.55278Coordinates: 36°32′25″N 128°33′10″E / 36.54028°N 128.55278°E / 36.54028; 128.55278
Official nameByeongsan-seowon
Part ofSeowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
CriteriaCultural: (iii)
Inscription2019 (43rd session)
Area30.08 ha (74.3 acres)
Buffer zone164.30 ha (406.0 acres)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationByeongsan Seowon
McCune–ReischauerPyŏngsan Sŏwŏn
Byeongsan Seowon is located in South Korea
Byeongsan Seowon
Location of Byeongsan Seowon in South Korea

The Byeongsan Seowon is a seowon located in Byeongsa-ri village of the Pungcheon-myeon township in the city of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Seowon is a type of local academy during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It was first established as Jondeoksa (尊德祠) by local Confucian scholars especially Jeong Gyeong-se (鄭經世) in 1613, the fifth year of King Gwanghaegung's reign, to commemorate the scholarly achievement and virtue of the notable Confucian scholar and politician Ryu Seong-ryong. The predecessor of the seowon was Pungak Seodang (豊岳書堂) which was a school located in Pungsan to teach the Pungsan Ryu clan during the Goryeo period. Ryu Seong-ryong moved the seodang to the current place in 1572.[1][2][3]

A view of Byeongsan Seowon
  1. ^ "Byeongsan Seowon". (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ Martin Robinson, Ray Bartlett, Rob Whyte (2007) "Korea" Lonely Planet, ISBN 1-74104-558-4 pp.220
  3. ^ (in Korean) 병산서원 屛山書院 Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine Nate / EncyKorea

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