Studies of the Change of Entryway after the Repair Work at Buseoksa, Yeongju in 1916-Regarding the Latent Yeongji of Buseoksa, Yeongju

Lee Jong-Won*

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Abstract

This study discovers latent contents of Repair Work at Buseoksa in 1916 and investigates its significance. For this reason, it examines and reinterpretes the records left by researchers of the Colonial Administration of Imperial Japan of the period, and examines reports and prior research studies regarding Buseoksa. Additionally, it excavates historical records such as the Cadastral Map and the Public Cadastre and hence identifies the appearance of Buseoksa in the early 20th century. As a result, this study verifies how Buseoksa was damaged and transformed by the Repair Work in 1916. Buseoksa which was damaged by the Colonial Administration of Imperial Japan in 1916, was accepted as our traditional Buddhist Temple without any critical judgement. And furthermore, Iljumun was renovated in 1980 without definite historical evidence. Later in 2018, as a representative of Buddhist Temple of South Korea, Buseoksa was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the name of 'Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea'. Recently, the city of Yeongju has made Buseoksa a tourist resource for the sake of enhancing the local economy and is developing the area on a large scale, and built a large parking area in the site of Yeongji. From the Korean Architectural Perspective, these problems reveal the necessity of basic research through critical judgement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Cadastral Map
  • Damage
  • Public Cadastre
  • The original approach
  • Yeongji

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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