Useful Websites



Calendar Conversion Tools

Academia Sinica Calendar Conversion Tool: Permits two-way conversion of years between Western and Chinese calendars.
음양력 변환 계산: Provided by Astronomy & Space Science Informtion, from 1391 to 2050

Dictionaries and Language Tools

한국 고문서 자료관: 고문서, 이두, 고문서 서체, 고문헌 용 등 용례 사전

Digital Maps and Geographical Information

USC Digital Archive: Search by Korea, map of Korea, etc. Or, use Browse tab.
규장각 지리지 종합정보: Late Chosŏn Gazetteers and Maps



Full-text Databases

Korean History On-line
Chinese Text Project: an online open-access digital library of pre-modern Chinese texts 
NLK-HYL Korean Rare Book Digitization Project: National Library of Korea-Harvard Yenching Library Korean Rare Book digitization project offers digital images of select Korean rare books collected in Harvard-Yenching Library
Jangsoegak Royal Archives: 한국학중앙연구원 장서각 디지털 아카이브
People search: 한국역대인물 종합정보시스템
한국민족문화대백과사전 Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
한국고전종합DB: Translation of pre-modern Korean texts
Veritable Records of the Chosŏn Dynasty: Chosŏn wangjo sillok database created by Kojŏn Pŏnyŏkwŏn
Veritable Records of the Chosŏn Dynasty: Database created by Kuksa P'yŏnch'an Wiwŏnhoe
Daily Records of Royal Secretariat: 승정원일기
Records of Border Defense Council: 비변사등록
한국사데이터베이스: Database created by National Institute of Korean History 
조선시대법령자료: Search Chosŏn dynasty law codes
한국금석문 종합영상정보시스템: The Collection of Korean Epigraphy
The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism: Table of contents and download links
Ancient Books about Korea online: list and link compiled by Brother Anthony of Taize

Image Databases

Korean Collection at Freer / Sackler Museum: Korean Art from 10th century BCE–20th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Search by "The Joseon Dynasty of Korea"

Library and Other Institutional Websites

Harvard University Korea Institute
Academy of Korean Studies 한국학중앙연구원
Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies 규장각한국학연구원
The National Library of Korea 국립중앙도서관
National Institute of Korean History 국사편찬위원회
한국고전적종합목록시스템: KORCIS Korean Old and Rare Collection Information System

Study of Religions

East Asian Buddhist Studies: A Reference Guide (including extensive Korean resources)
Information on Korean Buddhism
Online Archive Korean Christianity
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism: English Terms Index

Web Publications, Personal

Home Page of Brother Anthony of Taize An Sonjae


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