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Seungjeongwon Ilgi; The Diaries of the Royal Secretariat (Designated 2001)

Photo credit: Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

Seungjeongwon Ilgi are the diaries of the royal secretariats, also called Seungjeongwon, responsible for keeping detailed records of the daily events and official schedules of the court including public appeals, state secrets, weather reports, and other court affairs. Through the change of time, there are currently about 3,000 diaries remaining including from the rule of Joseon's founder King Taejong (r. 1400∼1418) up until the last king of the dynasty. They serve as important core archives of Korean history, being highly helpful for the study of ancient Joseon and reveiwing the insights of the kings.

<Last updated on October 27, 2015>

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