Korean literature
Korean literature is the body of literature produced by Koreans, mostly in the Korean language and sometimes in Classical Chinese. For much of Korea's 1,500 years of literary history, it was written ...
Gasa (poetry)
Gasa (or Kasa) was a form of poetry popular during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. Gasas were commonly sung, and were popular among yangban women. Jeong Cheol, a poet of the 16th century, is regarded a...
Yongbi eocheonga
Yongbieocheonga literally means Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and was the first work written in hangul. It was compiled during the reign of Sejong the Great as an official recognition of the J...
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Kim Si-seup
Kim Si-seup (1435–1493) was a Korean scholar and author.
Kim Si-seup's ancestors originally came from Gangneung, Gangwon-do, but Kim himself was born in Seoul.Throughout his life, Kim maintained a...
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Jeong Do-jeon
Jeong Do-jeon (Korean:정도전, hanja:鄭道傳, 1342 – 1398), also known by the pen name Sambong(삼봉), was a politician of the early Joseon dynasty. He was a supporter and adviser to King Taejo, who founded the ...
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Korean comics
Manhwa ([manβa~manɦʷa~manwa]) is the general Korean term for comics and print cartoons (common usage also includes animated cartoons). Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South K...
Our Twisted Hero
Our Twisted Hero is a South Korean novel written by Yi Munyol. It was first published by World Literature (hangul:세계의 문학) on June, 1987. Yi Munyol was awarded the 1987 Yi Sang Literary Award for the n...
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Geumo Sinhwa
Geumo Sinhwa (금오신화, Chinese 金鰲新話, Tales of Mount Geumo or New stories of the Golden Turtle) is the first known novel written by a Korean author, Kim Si-seup during the reign of King Sejong. Like most ...
Park In-hwan
Park In-hwan (August 15, 1926 - March 20, 1956) was a Korean poet and author.
Park In-hwan was born in Inje, Gangwon-do, Korea during the period of Japanese rule. He graduated from Kyunggi High S...
Hong Gildong
Hong Gildong is a fictional character in an old Korean novel, Tale of Hong Gildong (Hangul: 홍길동전; hanja: 洪吉童傳; RR: Hong Gil-dong-jeon), written in the Joseon Dynasty. The story wa...
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Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Literature Translation Institute of Korea (Korean: 한국문학번역원, LTI Korea, formerly known as Korea Literature Translation Institute) was founded in 1996 by the Government of South Korea with the aim o...
Moh Youn-sook
Moh Youn Sook (March 5, 1910 - June 7, 1990; Korean: 모윤숙) is the best-known Korean female poet.
While young she belonged to a circle of friends which also included the alleged secret agent Kim Soo...
Ko Un
Ko Un (born on 1 August 1933) is a South Korean poet whose works have been translated and published in more than 15 countries. He had been imprisoned many times due to his role in the campaign for Kor...
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Bible translations into Korean
Prior to 1877 the small number of Christians in Korea had used Chinese Bibles.
Korean philosophy
Korean philosophy focused on a totality of world view. The emotional content of Shamanism, and the unpredictable, and some aspects of Neo-Confucianism were integrated into it. Traditional Korean thoug...
Jikji
Jikji ([tɕiktɕ͈i]) is the abbreviated title of a Korean Buddhist document, whose title can be translated "Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests' Zen Teachings". Printed during the Goryeo Dynasty in 1377...
Hyangga
Hyangga were poems written in a native writing system, composed in the Three Kingdoms, Unified Silla and early Goryeo periods of Korean history. Only a few have survived. The total number of extant hy...