Korean History Database


A comprehensive  full-text database from National Institute of Korean History with wealth of resources, including for history  e g The Annals of Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조실록),  Daily records of the Royal Secretariat of Joseon Dynasty (승정원일기), Samguk Sagi (삼국사기, 三國史記) a historical record of the Three Kingdoms of Korea: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, and Samguk Yusa (삼국유사, 三國遺事) with legends, folk tales and historical accounts. You can also find material from more modern periods such as the period under Japanese rule and the Korean was and newspapers and magazines of modern and contemporary Korea such as Donga Ilbo issues 1920-1962, and Governor-general of Korea maps,  as well as photos and images.


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Korean History Database

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