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11/9/2005

Henny Savenije’s Korea Website

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I’ll continue posting on Western perceptions of Korea here at Frog in a Well throughout the week. I have at least seven parts planned for it. In the meantime, those interested in even earlier visitors to Korea should definitely visit Henny Savenije’s webpage.

Henny Savenije has written extensively about and translated materials related to Hendrick Hamel who wrote about Korea as early as 1666. Equally interesting is a collection of scanned pictures on the site from old books on Korea.

Finally, also relevant to the series of postings here at Frog in a Well this week is a full unabridged article by Savenije in Korean Culture in 2000 called “Korea through Western Cartographic Eyes.” Read the whole article online, and view the large number of scanned maps here and here.

Finding Korea Related Images Online

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Traffic Postcard - Boston Museum of Fine Arts There are lots of great places online to find images related to Korea. While I’m still looking for a good website which compiles links to some of the many fine online image databases out there, I’ll just mention two places I have enjoyed so far. The image shown here (original) is a rather bizarre 1926 postcard showing Japanese colonial traffic statistics in Korea found on the Boston Museum of Fine Arts web page. You can run a search there for a keyword like Korea.

I found a second source, which has many photos of various Korean cultural objects thanks to Professor Sunjoo Kim here at Harvard. In a posting to the Koreanstudies mailing list she notes that Roger Marshutz had donated lots of photographs to the Peabody museum of Archaelogy and Ethnology.

Visit the Peabody website and run a search for “Korea” in the “keyword” field, which will return over 1500 photos that can be viewed or refined with further searches.

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