The Annals of the Choson Dynasty. Documentary heritage submitted by Republic of Korea and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register. Free database of the annual record of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. Available in the Hangul scripts as well as the original classical Chinese texts. The centuries-old Annals of the Joseon Dynasty also known as the Joseon Wangjo Sillok, are set to be translated into English. The National.

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Annals of Joseon Dynasty

After the war, five more copies of the Annals were produced and stored in Chunchugwan and the mountain repositories of Myohyang-sanTaebaeksanOdaesanand Mani-san. Notify me of new comments via email. They were held accountable by the rule that required the names of the diarist-historians to put on the notes. The records of King Gojong 26th ruler and King Sunjong the 27th and final ruler are not included in the Joseon Annals because these records were prepared during the Japanese colonial period not in accordance with the strict compilation standards, and there might be distortions of the records.

As a general rule, details on selections for government posts besides the unimportant positions, miscellaneous tasks, extraneous officials, and honorary positions are to be written after examining the personnel-related documents at the Ministry of Personnel and Ministry of War. Odae repository archives were taken to Japan during the Colonial Period and mostly destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake inbut 27 20 from of the Veritable Records of Jungjong and 7 from the Veritable Records of Seonjo of the 74 surviving books are now ananls in Korea and housed in the Kyujanggak collection.

Josfon 16 October In Korea today, the Joseon wangjo sillok is the only extant set of dynastic annals. Each division was responsible for compiling the records covering a predetermined number of successive reign years. The Korean version has been available online since Thus, the compilation project was temporarily halted but then restarted two years later and completed in The project of compiling the annals of a Joseon ruler’s reign began after the ruler under discussion had died and his successor had taken the throne.


Meanwhile, the National Archives of Korea has at its Historical Repository in Busan 1, fascicles books of the texts originating from the Mt.

All imperial decrees from China and royal edicts related to the present dynasty Joseon are cited directly. The archives at Anhals. Taebaek version Sillok totals 1, fascicles in books.

Discussions are now underway on their repatriation to Korea and on designating the place in Korea for their preservation. In the fourth year of King Sukjong, a new archive was erected at Jeongjoksan Mountain in Ganghwado Island, which became a new home annas the annals that had been kept at the Manisan Mountain archive.

Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty – Wikipedia

Twenty-seven 20 from the Veritable Records of King Jungjong and 7 from the Veritable Records of King Seonjo of the 74 books that escaped destruction in the earthquake were transferred to Seoul and put in the Keijo Imperial University Library on May 28, The mulberry paper on which the documents were written was then reused. The two scholars took turns guarding the precious documents for more than a year, until they could be handed over to the government authorities in the seventh month of if However, they were all destroyed over the course annzls several wars, and have not been handed down.

Articles containing Korean-language text. Joson, the annals of their reigns are respectively known as Yeongsan-gun ilgi and Gwanghae-gun ilgi, however they were compiled in the same way lf the other dynastic annals were, and the nature of their content is also the same. After the Japanese Invasionfrom July in the 36th year of King Seonjo to March in the 39th year, four additional copies were produced, which then were preserved at Manisan Mountain, Ganghwado.

However, when the volume of material to be complied was especially great, officials with excellent writing skills were recruited from throughout the court.

However, the content is not as rich as that of the Joseon wangjo sillok. The Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty represent a valuable historical resource, the likes of which is hard to find anywhere else in the entire world. A new archive was on Ganghwa-do, this time on Mt. Retrieved 14 June Each of the other four was safeguarded at one of the archives newly built in remote locations deemed to be less vulnerable to destruction in the event of a war: That is to say, the annals were always produced posthumously.


Archived from the original on 11 April The Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty were preserved for centuries in archives that were located in remote, mountainous areas around the country.

Jeoksang, in Jeolla Province. The project ended in the third month of with five complete sets of the Joseon Sillok up to that time the original set from Jeonju, a handwritten revised version used as the master for printing, plus the three printed sets.

[Treasure] The detailed Annals of the Joseon Dynasty-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily

Some survived even after destruction caused during the Japanese Invasion and the Qing Invasion Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, the country lost her sovereignty to Japan inand the Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty were once again put into great peril.

For more information, please visit the official website. Once the annals were compiled in multiple copies, each copy was stored in special archives.

Great care was taken to ensure the neutrality of the historiographers, who were also officials with legal guarantees of independence. Notably, the annals written in early Joseon contain anals information that would be difficult to justify according to strict Confucian norms.

Mani on Ganghwa-do suffered extensive damage during the Manchu invasion of Joseon in Upon the death of a king and the coronation of his successor, the Sillokcheong “Office for Annals Compilation” used the Sacho to begin compilation of his annals.

Initiated inthe Korean translation project conducted by the National Institute of Korean History took 25 years until published in a series of volumes in As a general rule, records by the Office for Observance of Natural Phenomena are examined when detailing natural disasters and celestial portents, which are covered as individual events.

The Myohyang-san copy was moved to Jeokseong-san in