[KS] Older books about Korea online
ansonjae at sogang.ac.kr
Fri Sep 25 02:52:58 EDT 2009
I have only just realized that quite a number of early books about Korea are available through the Internet. In particular, the Internet Archive / Google makes it possible to view well-scanned images of the originals of a good number, while text files made by ocr and other forms of streaming are also available. I have compiled a list of some of the most obviously interesting titles at http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/BooksKorea.htm but a search for "Korea" in the "texts" section of the Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/index.php will bring up many more.
I have also added to my Isabella Bird page http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/anthony/Bird/KoreaandherNeighbors.htm a few additional photos taken by her that were not used in her book. Those of Kwanghwa-mun and the west gate to Pusan-jin are especially interesting.
Hoping this will be of interest
Sogang University, Seoul
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