History of Daegu
Throughout and before recorded history, Daegu has served as a nexus of transportation, lying as it does at the junction of the Geumho and Nakdong rivers. During the Joseon Dynasty, the city was the ...
Joseon Dynasty
Joseon (July 1392--1909) (also Choson, Choson, Chosun), was a Korean sovereign state[3] founded by Taejo Yi Seong-gye that lasted for approximately five cent...
Silla
The year 57BC marks the beginning of the Silla Dynasty. Together with the Goguryeo and Baekje, Silla was the third of the Three States Era, controlling the s...
Prehistory of Korea
The Prehistoric Korea is the era of human existence in the Korean Peninsula for which written records did not exist. It, however, constitutes the greatest segment of the Korean past and is the major o...
Prehistory of Korea - Wikipedia
Silla
Silla (57 BC – 935 AD) ([ɕʰilːa]) was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, and one of the world's longest sustained dynasties. Although it was founded by King Park Hyeokgeose, the dynasty was ruled by ...
Silla - Wikipedia
Later Three Kingdoms of Korea
The Later Three Kingdoms of Korea (892–936) consisted of Silla, Hubaekje ("Later Baekje") and Hugoguryeo ("Later Goguryeo", it was replaced by Goryeo). The later two claimed heirs to the earlier Three...
Goryeo
Goryeo, also known as Koryŏ (Hangul: 고려; hanja: 高麗; [koɾjʌ]; 918–1392), was a Korean dynasty established in 918 by King Taejo. This kingdom later gave name to the modern exonym "Korea". It...
Goryeo - Wikipedia
Joseon Dynasty
Joseon (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; also Chosŏn, Choson, Chosun, Cho-sen) was a Korean kingdom founded by Taejo Yi Seong-gye that lasted for approximately five centuries, from July 1392 to October 1897...
Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia
Korean Empire
The Korean Empire (Korean: 대한제국; Hanja: 大韓帝國; Daehan Jeguk; literally "Greater Korean Empire") was proclaimed in October 1897, after the Joseon dynasty had ceased to pay tribute to the...
Korean Empire - Wikipedia
Korea under Japanese rule
Korea under Japanese rule is the culmination of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to in...
Korea under Japanese rule - Wikipedia
Byeon Sang-byeok
Byeon Sang-byeok was a Korean painter of the Miryang Byeok clan during the late period of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Byeon is famous for his precise depictions on animals and people in det...
Byeon Sang-byeok - Wikipedia
Yeonguijeong
Yeonguijeong ([jʌŋ ɰi tɕʌŋ]) was a title created in 1400, during the Joseon Dynasty of Korea (1392-1910) and given to the Chief State Councillor as the highest government position of "Uijeongbu" (Stat...
Yeonguijeong - Wikipedia
Yi Wi-Jong
Yi Wi-Jong(1887–1917) was a Korean diplomat and military officer. His father Yi Beom-Jin was a politician. Yi Wi-Jong took part in World War I as a 2nd lieutenant(Podporuchik) of Imperial Russian Arm...
Yi Saek
Yi Saek (李穡, 1328 – 1396), also known as Mogeun, is a Korean writer and poet. His family belonged to the Hansan Yi clan. Yi Saek played a crucial role in the introduction and localisation of phi...
Yi Saek - Wikipedia
Cheonmachong
Cheonmachong, formerly Tomb No.155, is a tumulus located in Gyeongju, South Korea. The tomb was excavated in 1973 and is believed to date probably from the fifth century but perhaps from the sixth ce...
Cheonmachong - Wikipedia
Poseokjeong
129°12′44″E / 35.809182°N 129.212265°E / 35.809182; 129.212265The Poseokjeong (Pavilion of Stone Abalone) site near Namsan in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Korea, was built...
Poseokjeong - Wikipedia
Kim Hong-do
Kim Hong-do (김홍도, b. 1745, d. 1806?-1814?), most often styled Danwon 단원, was a full-time painter of the Joseon period of Korea. He was together a pillar of the establishment and a key figure of the n...
Kim Hong-do - Wikipedia
Yun Jiwan
Yun Jiwan, (1635–1718) was a scholar-official of the Joseon Dynasty Korea in 17th and 18th centuries. He was also diplomat and ambassador, representing Joseon interests in the 7th Edo period diplomati...
Park Ji-won
Pak Jiwon (Hangul: 박지원; hanja: 朴趾源; 1737-1805), styled Yeonam (Hangul: 연암; hanja: 燕巖, 'Rock of swallow'), was a philosopher and novelist in the late Joseon Dynasty. He has been...
Park Ji-won - Wikipedia
Heondeok of Silla
Heondeok of Silla (died 826) (r. 809–826) was the 41st to rule the Korean kingdom of Silla. He was the younger brother of King Soseong, and served as regent during the reign of Aejang.In 790, Heondeo...
Muyeol of Silla
King Taejong Muyeol (604 – June 661), born Kim Chunchu, was the 29th monarch of the southern Korean kingdom of Silla (Sinra) and ruled from 654 to 661. He is credited for leading the unification of th...
Shin Saimdang
Shin Saimdang (申師任堂, October 29, 1504 – May 17, 1551) was a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, noted poet, and the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok. Often held up as a model of Confuci...
Shin Saimdang - Wikipedia
Catholic Persecution of 1801
The Catholic Persecution of 1801, also known as the Sinyu Persecution (신유박해, 辛酉迫害), was a mass persecution of Korean Catholics ordered by regent Dowager Queen Jeongsun during King Sunjo of Joseon's re...
Bak Seo-saeng
Bak Seo-saeng (?-?) was a Korean civil minister (munsin) in the 15th century during the early period of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). Bak was also diplomat and ambassador, representing Joseon...
Hong Gye-hui
Hong Gye-hui (1703–1771) was a scholar-official of the Joseon Dynasty Korea in the 18th century.He was also diplomat and ambassador, representing Joseon interests in the 10th Edo period diplomatic mis...
Hyecho
Hyecho ([h(j)eːtɕʰo]; 704–787 CE), Sanskrit: Prajñāvikram; Hui Chao in Chinese Pinyin, was a Korean Buddhist monk from Silla, one of the three Korean kingdoms of the period. Hyecho studied esoteric Bu...
Naehae of Silla
Naehae of Silla (died 230, r. 196–230) was the tenth king of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He is commonly called Naehae Isageum, isageum being the royal title in early Silla. As a descen...
Naehae of Silla - Wikipedia
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598)
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597. The conflict ended by 1598 in a militar...
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) - Wikipedia
Sonnō jōi
Sonnō jōi (尊皇攘夷, Revere the emperor, expel the barbarians) was a Japanese political philosophy and a social movement derived from Neo-Confucianism; it became a political slogan in the 1850s an...
Sonnō jōi - Wikipedia
Chinese people in Korea
There has been a recognisable community of Chinese people in Korea since the 1880s. Most early migrants came from Shandong province on the east coast of China; many of them and their descendants have ...
Chinese people in Korea - Wikipedia
Sinmu of Silla
Sinmu of Silla (r. 839, died 839) (born Ujing) was the 45th monarch of the Korean kingdom of Silla. His reign was the briefest in the state's history, lasting only from the fourth to the seventh luna...