Title: Centennial Anniversary of Dongguk University 
Stamp Serial#
2491 
KPC#
C-1937 
Scott#
2223 
Date of Issue
05/08/2006 
Quantity
1,600,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Myeong-jing-wan
school building 
Designer
Roh Jung-hwa 
Image Area
26mm x 36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
In 2006, Dongguk University commemorates the 100th anniversary of its establishment.

In 1906, Korea Buddhists established the "Myeongjin School," the matrix for Dongguk University, in an effort to set up a modern Buddhist educational institution in response to both Japan's invasion and to the will of the Korean people. A total of 17 temples nationwide participated in establishing the Myeongjin School to promote the recovery of national sovereignty violated by Japan and to defend the dignity of the Korean people. Now, 100 years later, the overriding aspiration is for the two Koreas to come together as one.

Anchored in the spirit of mercy and "Leetahaeng" (altruism), the basic moral values promoted by Buddhism, Dongguk University has always been committed to enlightening the people and to the democratization movements aimed at attaining freedom and righteousness. The University has facilitated modern Buddhism to flourish and produced a number of renowned artists including Manhae Han Yong-Woon.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dongguk University's establishment, approximately 200,000 of its alumni have united to realize a new vision for the University: "Never give up, if there is even a 1% possibility." Under this motto, Dongguk University will persist in nurturing youthful talents armed with creativity, morality and international leadership.

A stamp featuring Myeongjingwan, the representative building of Dongguk University, will be issued in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Dongguk University which exemplifies that the disciplinants' devotion to truth is equivalent to the passion of the students for learning in order to develop into global leaders.