Uigwe

The Joseon court knew how to document things. And one of those court records, recently digitised and put online by the British Library, shows they also knew how to celebrate. The Uigwe – The Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty – were included in the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2006. In its […]

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The return of the Uigwe

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2011
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Ancient texts looted by France are home at last – the Uigwe once stored in the Oegyujanggak library on Ganghwa-do return to the National Museum of Korea on semi-permanent lease. http://bit.ly/fIFpeJ # Tags: Uigwe

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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The Shining Fortress part 2: its remarkable story.

by Matthew Jackson 7 August 2009
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by Matthew Jackson The story which surrounds the building of the Hwaseong fortress is an extraordinary one. The fortress was originally built as part of the new Suwon city, a project initiated by King Chongjo. King Chongjo (or King Jeongjo, depending on your preferred romanization) had been greatly devoted to his father, Sado Seja, who […]

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Making History Part 3 – Uigwe

by Matthew Jackson 21 April 2009
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The last of three articles in which Matthew Jackson describes the detailed historical records kept by the Joseon dynasty court.

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