조선후기는 신분 변동이 급격한 사회로 인식된다. 또 일각에서는 그 같은 급격한 변동·해체는 없었다는 주장도 제기된다. 기술직
Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature, Seoul National University Korean Hanmun Literature, Literary Space in the Joseon Dynasty, Reading Korean Poems in Classical Chinese
Kim Moonsik 김문식
Professor, Department of History, Dankook University, History of the Joseon Dynasty, King Jeongjo’s Learning on Kingship, King Jeongjo’s Studies on Chinese Classics and the Learning of Master Zhu Xi, The Education of the Crown Prince in the Joseon Dynasty
Ok Youngjung 옥영정
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Korean Studies, The Academy of Korean Studies, Bibliography, The Cultural History of Books in the Joseon Period(co-author), Encyclopedic Knowledge in the Joseon Dynasty
English Translation by Lee Kanghahn 이강한 번역
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Korean Studies, The Academy of Korean Studies, Economic History of the Goryeo Dynasty
“Trade between the Goryeo dynasty and the Mongol Yuan Empire, and the Nature of this trade, in the 13th-14th centuries”(Doctoral Dissertation)
Copy-editor Sam Vermeersch
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Seoul National University, History of Korean Buddhism, The Power of the Buddhas: The Politics of Buddhism during the Koryeo Dynasty(918-1392)
For most people, the name Kyujanggak is immediately associated with the intrigues and splendor of the Joseon court, with venerable books and documents and the masterpiece of historical record keeping that is the “Veritable records of the Joseon dynasty”. Unfortunately, however, beyond a small circle of specialists, most people are unaware of the sheer variety of documents and books that can be found here and the checkered history of this royal library. Kyujanggak reflects the late pre-modern and modern history of Korea, as it evolved from repository of royal writings to the centerpiece of Confucian statecraft, from imperial library of the Daehan empire to state of the art archive and research center. This series aims to introduce the collection to a wider audience, offering accessible yet accurate information on the collection and how it was formed. For the first time, it offers an English-speaking audience in-depth access to the treasures that can be found here and their cultural significance.
Kyujanggak: Rediscovering its History and Culture is a historical overview of the development of Kyujanggak during the Joseon period(1392-1910). Originally intended only as a place to store writings by kings(“Kyujang” is a term for royal compositions), in 1776 King Jeongjo reinvented it as a research institute to foster the mosttalented and dedicated scholar officials. Hence its collections expanded vastly, and at this time Kyujanggak also started to publish books. In the last years of the dynasty, it became the imperial library of the Daehan empire, and at this time many works on Western science and history were acquired. During the period of Japanese encroachment and colonization, more books were added from regional archives, and after liberation, the collection continued to expand through personal donations.
The richness and variety of the collection is amply illustrated in Kyujanggak and the Cultural History of Books, which introduces more than 200 examples of books, documents, maps, and paintings. This work not only explains the works’ contents and significance, but also how they were produced and circulated. Besides the famous “veritable records”(sillok) and ritual manuals(uigwe), there are also Buddhist works, medical manuals, maps of the whole country or of local counties, literary works, land ledgers, diplomatic correspondence, etc. In short, through this book it becomes clear that the Kyujanggak collection is a vital window into Korea’s pre-modern and early modern history.
Both works were authored by eminent researchers of Kyujanggak and other institutions, who share their intimate knowledge of the collections and their history with the reader.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Creation and Circulation of Documents
Part 2 The Accumulation and communication of Knowledge
Part 3 The History and Culture of Kyujanggak