Websites about Medieval Korea
These lists are loosely organised by topic, instead of era. I hope they're useful.
All links last checked 18th February 2010.
These journals are freely available online, usually the articles are a PDF download.
Korea Science, a free journal article database with a scientific focus, which includes food, pottery and tableware history.
Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles, sometimes discusses pre-1600 items of clothing.
Koreana, doesn't have quite the same academic focus as some other journals, but has great articles that give a good grounding in a particular topic.
Korean History: A Bibliography. Compiled by Kenneth R. Robinson, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is extremely comprehensive, and is organised by topic.
Amore Museum, Korea: Tea Culture
Amore Museum, Korea: Ceramic Craft Gallery
The Traditional Art of Beauty and Perfume in Ancient Korea at The Scented Salamander. Is a summary of a recent exhibition of the Coreana Cosmetics Museum.
Cultural Heritage Association of Korea has photographs of many of the items designated 'National Treasures' and 'Important Folklore Materials'.
See also their 'E-publications' link, for journals and booklets in PDF for free. Includes a book about the Koguryo Tomb Murals [PDF].
Herstory: Korean Women in Art [Korean language, but fantastic pictures].
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Korean Art Timeline
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arts of Korea
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arts of Korea: A Resource for Educators. PDF book by Elizabeth Hammer and edited by Judith G. Smith. Illustrated with examples from the Met collections.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Art of the Korean Renaissance: 1400-1600.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Korean items
Victoria and Albert Museum Image Search
English Translations of Primary Sources
Asia for Educators has numerous excerpts from the two volumes of Sources of Korean Tradition: From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century:
- Excerpt from the Koryŏ sa: The 10 Injunctions of King Taejo [PDF]
- Excerpt from the Koryŏ sa: Pak Ch’o, Anti‑Buddhist Memorial [PDF]
- Excerpts from the Sejong sillok: Reform of Funerary Practices, 1437 [PDF]
- Chông Inji's Postscript to the Hunmin Chôngûm (Correct Sounds to Instruct the People), 1446 [PDF]
- Ch'oe Malli's Opposition to the Korean Alphabet [PDF]
- Chŏng Tojŏn (1337‐1398) on land ownership. [PDF]
- Excerpt from the Koryŏ sa: “Inheritance of Slave Status” [PDF]
- Excerpts from the Pangye surok: Yu Hyôngwôn on Abolishing Slavery [PDF]
- Excerpts from Preface to the Genealogy of the Andong Kwôn, by Sô Kôjông [PDF]
- Excerpts from the Sôngjong sillok: Prohibition Against Remarriage of Women, 1447 [PDF]
- Excerpts from Instructions to My Daughter, by Song Siyôl(1607‐1689) [PDF]
Re-enactment and historian pages
Louise de la Mare: The Beauty of Korean Traditional Clothing
Korean History: A Bibliography. Compiled by Kenneth R. Robinson, University of Hawaii.
The SCA Asian Persona Survey, lists some people interested in medieval Korean culture.
SCA-Korea is a Yahoo!Group mailing list, discussing pre-1600 Korean culture, in English.