A Celebration and Book Launch: Korean Treasures in the University of Oxford

The second book launch in Oxford in the space of less than a month.

A Celebration and Book Launch: Korean Treasures in the Bodleian Libraries and the Museums of the University of Oxford

Thursday, 6 June 2019 – 2:15pm
Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) | Broad Street | Oxford OX1 3BG
In the presence of H.E. Enna Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea.

14:15-15:00 Welcome by Keeper of Oriental Collections, Dr Gillian Evison
Exhibition of Korean Treasures in Oxford
Bahari Room, the Weston Library
15:00-15:45 Lecture by Prof James B. Lewis on
‘The Past, Present and Future of Korean Studies in Oxford’
The Lecture Theatre, the Weston Library
16:00-17:00 Wine Reception, Hertford College

Korean Treasures vol 2

About the book

Korean Treasures Volume 2
RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND ARTEFACTS IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY
160 pages | 120 color plates | 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 | © 2019

Many important and valuable rare books, manuscripts, and artefacts related to Korea have been acquired by donations throughout the long history of the Bodleian Libraries and the museums of the University of Oxford. However, due to an early lack of specialist knowledge in this area, many of these items were largely neglected at first. Following on the publication of the first volume of these forgotten treasures, this book assembles further unique and important Korean antiquities. Notable items include the only surviving Korean example of an eighteenth-century world map, hand-drawn, with a set of twelve globe gores on a single sheet, and official correspondence from the archives of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, which shine a light on the history of Anglican Christian missions in Korea. Additionally, the collection boasts a wealth of photographs, coins, charms, clothing, weaponry, decorative objects, manuscripts, and much, much more.

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