Koryo(고려) people’s culture and arts records to be preserved as national archives of Korea.
Resources showing historic and cultural activities of the Koryo(고려) people, or the 고려인, which refers to Koreans dwelling in Russia and Central Asia, were designated as national archives of Korea to be preserved permanently.
According to the National Archives of Korea yesterday, culture and arts records from 23 books have been designated as national archives of Korea on the 9th of this month, considering their scarcity and informative value.
The records of 23 books consist of 19 handwritten books of Kim KiChul(김기철), Kim HaeWoon(김해운) and HanJin(한진), who were first and second generation Korean Literature authors, as well as 2 manuscripts of oral songs of Koryo(고려) people and 2 photobooks depicting Koryo(고려) theaters activities.
Kim ByungHak(김병학), who is a researcher of the Koryo(고려) people and collected the artifacts in Gwangju said “Koryo(고려) people tried to keep our culture and language even after the forced migration”, and continued with “as an acknowledgement of that, the government decided to recognize part of our remaining art as a means of effort”.