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Buljo Jikji Simche Yojeol (Vol. II); The Second Volume of “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings" (Designated 2001)

Photo credit: Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

Buljo Jikji Simche Yojeol is a book printed using the metal type method in 1377, at the Cheongju Heungdeoksa Temple Site. Monk Baegun (1299~1374) selected several holy scriptures, and compiled them to form this Buddhist book carrying valuble pinriciples of zen teachings. It is the world's oldest movable metal type printing evidence available and thus showed us an important technical change in the printing history of humanity. This practical printing method invented by Korea has especially influenced the history of Oriental printing, and thus its recording inheritance is highly valued til today.

<Last updated on October 27, 2015>

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