Ancient Texts

Quoting from the article:

“The T ’aengniji fPfil* (Book of Choosing Settlements), written by Yi Chung-hwan ^Jt’JIS (1690-1756) in the early 1750s, is one of the most widely read Korean classics and is the most prominent classic on the topic of choosing desirable sites for residences. Originally written in classical Chinese, it was copied by hand for around one hundred eighty years,
even after full versions were printed in the early twentieth century….It is thought that the main reason the T ’aengniji was popular among readers of the late Choson period is that it was a revolutionary treatise on choosing desirable sites for living. Residential sites had been traditionally selected using an age-old practice guided only by the principles of p ’ungsu S tR,5 but the T ’aengniji suggested consulting multiple practical criteria that included economic, social, and aesthetic dimensions.6 The T ’aengniji is regarded as the product of the author’s own search for an ideal place to live as a scholar while undergoing decades of hardship after he was forced to resign his office at a young age. This also seems to have made it an absorbing book, though it is the only substantial writing by the author.”

Samgungnyusa on Wikipedia

King Yongjo’s Writings Reveal Personal Agony

To Become a Sage is a translation of Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning by Yi T’oegye (1501-1570) Translated, with extensive annotation and commentary, By Michael C. Kalton

Ilsongnok (Records of Daily Reflection) – Chongjo

Chongjo Shillok (The Annals of Chongjo) – Office of Royal Secretariat

Muyedobo t’ongji (Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Martial Arts) – Chongjo

Pyonghakt’ong, or Manual of Military Science. – Chongjo

Insorok (Records of Auspicious Events) – Chongjo

Manch’on myongwol chuinong chaso – treatise of political philosophy defining the proper relationship between a monarch and his subjects

Ch’unjorok (Record of the Days of the Crown Prince) – record of Chungjo’s training as Crown Prince.

essay titled P’abungdang (Anti-factionalism), an essay which appears in the first part of Hwangguk p’yon (Book of Emperors).

Kyongsa kangui (Lectures on the Classics)

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