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Min Yŏnghwan: The Selected Writings of a Late Chosŏn Diplomat

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Publisher: , 2008.
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This book contains selected writings of Min Yŏnghwan, a statesman and reformist of late-Chosŏn Korea. Min’s detailed descriptions of his journeys to Russia to attend Czar Nicholas II’s coronation and London for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee produce vivid images of the world at that time while also revealing Min’s perceptions from his Confucian background. Readers will find the translation smooth and the texts engaging.

Michael Finch is a professor in the Department of Korean Studies at Keimyung University, Taegu, Korea.

Contents

Translator’s Preface
1. Introduction
2. One Policy out of a Thousand (Ch’ŏnilch’aek)
3. Sea, Sky, Autumn Voyage (Haech’ŏnch’ubŏm)
4. Additional Notes of an Envoy to Europe (Sagusokch’o)
5. Min Ch’ungjŏnggong’s Veritable Record: The Facts of November 1905

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