Wednesday, November 16, 2005

An update on National Treasure No.1

The Chosun Ilbo is reporting that the National Treasure No. 1 will remain as Namdaemun. The Bureau of Audit and Inspection which held the debate on whether or not to give the number one position to Hangul also noted that they would soon scrap the number system "saying it was a misunderstanding to assume the designation implied a kind of grade". While I agree that the numbering should be done away with, I am curious about why they would debate over whether to change which treasure got the number one status when it was a "misunderstanding" that the numbers meant anything.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui