Korea undertakes English translation of historical archives

January 30, 2012 by admin
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The centuries-old Annals of the Joseon Dynasty also known as the Joseon Wangjo Sillok, are set to be translated into English.

The National Institute of Korean History has secured an annual budget of 500 million Korean won for the translation of the historical archives, which are listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World registry. The institution is to consult a number of experts in Classical Chinese-English translation and Korean studies academics.

The English edition of the annals, or Sillok, will ensure broadened public access to one of Korea’s most significant historical records. The translated version will not only ease research for overseas Korean studies scholars, but also enable anyone to discover more about Korean history, including those fascinated by Korean historical TV dramas such as Daejanggeum and Deep-rooted Tree



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