철학(동양철학, 과학철학)과 한의학 양자의 공동 연구를 통해 동양철학이라는 큰 틀 속에서 한의학 이론을 올바로 이해하고 한의학과
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
Shin Byungju 신병주
Professor, Department of History, Konkuk University, History of thought and culture of the Joseon Dynasty, Masterworks of the Joseon Dynasty at Kyujanggak, “History of Uigwe(Ritual Protocol Manuals) Publication in Joseon”
Yeon Kabsoo 연갑수
HK Professor, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University
History of the Joseon Dynasty
The Policies to Establish National Wealth and Military Power of the Taewongun Regime (1864-1873)
A Study of the Political Changes during Gojong’s Reign
Kang Moonshik 강문식
Researcher, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University, History of thought in Joseon Dynasty, A Study on Gwon Geun’s Classical Studies. “Song Si-yeol’s study and compilation of Juja Daejeon(Collected Works of Zhu Xi)”, “A Study on the Compilation System of the Yeongjo Sillok”
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 Milan Hejtmanek
Associate Professor, Department of Korean History, Seoul National University, History of the Joseon Period, The Confucian World Observed(co-editor). “A Missing Voice in Western Approaches to Songnihak: An Exploration of the Life, Thought, and Legacy of Cho Sik”. “Sailing off the Map: Voyages to Sambong Island in Fifteenth Century Korea”
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 Kyujanggak in King Jeongjo’s era
Part 2 Historical changes during the reign of King Gojong and Kyujanggak
Part 3 Kyujanggak in the Japanese Occupation period
Part 4 Changes and Development Kyujanggak has gone through since 1945
Part 5 The Important Materials at Kyujanggak