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Timeline Index lists Jikji as oldest printed book with metal types on civic group's campaign
Timeline Index lists Jikji as oldest printed book with metal types on civic group's campaign
CultureSept 19, 2021
Not-for-profit civic organization Voluntary Agency Network of Korea said Sunday its campaign to petition a website to recognize Jikji Simche Yojeol as the oldest book with movable metal type in the world has borne fruit. Timeline Index, a Netherlands-based project to collect and disclose information about historic assets, has recently recognized the Buddhist doctrinal book as the oldest book printed using movable metal type, upon VANK’s request for correction, according to VANK. Printed