UNESCO considers Confucian academies for World Heritage List

Built between the 16th and 17th centuries, seowon were academies that taught Confucianism - the dominant ideology of the time.

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    Leaders of the United Nations' cultural body are meeting to decide which historic sites should be added to the World Heritage List.

    Among those being considered are nine South Korean academies - known as seowon - built to honour the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi visited one of them built about 500 years ago in Andong.


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