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Historians, clerks and accountants: Methodological issues in the use of sources on Chosŏn History

News of a one-day workshop at SOAS this Friday.

Historians, clerks and accountants:
Methodological issues in the use of sources on Chosŏn History

Date: 21 May 2010
Time: 10:00 AM

Room: 4421 [4th floor Russell Square: College Buildings, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG]

Type of Event: Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to discuss the nature of Chosŏn-period historical sources and problems researchers are confronted with when analyzing them. One expected outcome of this workshop, bringing together scholars dealing with various aspects of Chosŏn history, both from Korea and Europe, is a better and more comprehensive understanding of some of the methodological issues raised by the rich source material on the period.


10.00-10.15 Introduction

Session 1

10.15-10.45 Owen Miller:
Guild merchants’ documents as historical sources

10.45-11.15 Kim Kuentae:
Truth and falsehood in Chosŏn-period financial sources: The accounting method in the lineage kye of the Suwŏn Paek lineage in Sanggŭm village, Changhŭng country, Chŏlla province, 1818-1945 (In Korean, English summary provided)

11.15-11.45 Discussant: Anders Karlsson

11.45-13.00 Lunch

Session 2

13.00-13.30 Kim Ho:
Forensic Medicine and Murder Case Documents in Chosŏn Korea

13.30-14.00 Ko Donghwan:
Space and social change as seen in old maps of Seoul: Multiple representations of Seoul in the late Chosŏn dynasty
(In Korean, English summary provided)

14.00-14.30 Discussant: Michael Shin

14.30-15.00 Coffee

Session 3

15.00-15.30 Andreas Mueller-Lee:
Late Chosŏn encyclopedic works as historical sources

15.30-16.00 Marion Eggert:
Methodological issues in using travelogues as historical source

16.00-16.30 Discussant: Anders Karlsson

16.30-17.00 Concluding discussion

17.00-18.30 Reception
Please note, slight changes to Programme may occur
Enquires about the Programme
Dr Anders Karlsson, [email protected]

General Enquiries
Centres & Programmes: [email protected] or Tel 020 7898 4893/ 2

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office

All Welcome
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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