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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However, the country lost her sovereignty to Japan inand the Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty if once again put into great peril.

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The Later Jin arose in Manchuria inand diplomatic relations between Joseon and the Manchus soured, prompting the government to relocated the archives at Mt.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The newly printed sets were stored at the Bureau of State Records, on Mt. The Sillok at Mt. The set that was lost was never reproduced, and the Sillok was no longer maintained at the Bureau of State Records.

It starts with the Veritable Records of King Taejo. The Joseon Annals consist of 1, dynatsy and are arranged by chronological order, including the events of every single day during the year history. Order of reign Official title No.

To enhance accessibility, the contents were digitalized and provided dynatsy the public in the form of CD-ROMs by Seoul System later renamed as Soltworks in Articles containing Korean-language text. From the Veritable Records of King Sejong, the compilation ananls would produce one handwritten version of the final draft along with three copies printed with moveable metallic type, and these four sets would be preserved in archives at four different locations.


The writers must strive to keep the text both concise and substantive, deleting useless passages and simplifying anhals parts. Subsequent annals were produced in four sets only, and these were preserved in the four archives outside the capital. This page was last edited on 26 Augustat The Chinese continued to produce Shilu but almost all of the versions before Song Dynasty have been lost.

Notably, the annals written in early Joseon contain much information that would be difficult to justify according to strict Confucian norms. National Institute of Korean History. Retrieved 29 March Historiographers were guaranteed independence in their teh keeping and were privy to state secrets.

Veritable Records of the Joseon Dynasty

In Ghethe National Institute of Korean History announced that they are to translate the Annals into English by the year It was then restored in the sixth year of King Hyeonjong Rather, they were produced by the Office of Og of Korea between andat a time when Korea had lost her sovereignty to Imperial Japan, and the accounts on the Korean emperor and imperial family were greatly distorted. Despite this, the Sillok can be aptly described as being a record on virtually every subject.

Jeoksang archive was entrusted to the Jangseogak Library on the grounds of the old Imperial Palace known as Deoksu-gung today and the set from Mt. The Joseon Dynasty inherited the tradition of Goryeo, and compiled the veritable records of King Gongmin and successive rulers of the late Goryeo period in Thereafter, the four sets of annals produced for each reign through Cheoljong r.


The Sillok that were stored inside the archives were ajnals out and exposed to direct sunlight once every three years to prevent water and insect damage. The Joseon Wangjo Sillok is a massive chronicle of the Joseon Dynasty period, covering the reigns of 25 kings from founding ruler King Taejo to King Cheoljong, the longest continual records of a single dynasty in the world. When information on these persons is incomplete, it is to be supplemented by the public dynastt toward them, or his own writings and tombstone epitaph.

Annals of Joseon Dynasty to be translated into English

You are commenting using your WordPress. Email required Address never made public. List of monarchs House of Yi. These records were annalss solely as a reference when deciding matters to state administration. Therefore, on the recommendation of the Office of Inspector-General, new archives were completed near Jeonju Jeolla Province and Seongju Gyeongsang Province in the eynasty month of Retrieved 16 October All 74 books are currently kept at the National Palace Museum of Korea.