[KS] The Chamgok p'ildam by Kim Yuk

Eunsu Cho escho at snu.ac.kr
Fri Jun 15 02:18:24 EDT 2007

Dear Adam,

As Head of the Exchange Division of the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, I'd like to let you know that there is a public relations team at the Kyujanggak Archives that responds to special requests for getting copies of materials in their collection. I checked the catalogue and the material that you are looking for is under a slightly different title of _Chamgok sOnsaeng p'ildam_ (# kyu 6685). They would collect a nominal fee for the service, but it's  usually not that much. In your case, just contact them directly via email at kiks at snu.ac.kr and explain that you're an overseas researcher. They will be happy to assist your research.

By the way, if you would ever need to use the Archives for more extensive purposes, there is a travel grant program that just started this year. For those researchers coming from North America they provide 1,500,000 won (approx. $1,600). You can fill out a simple application form that you can download at http://e-kyujanggak.snu.ac.kr/edu/edu01_3.jsp (sorry the page is not in English yet). Evaluations are done on a rolling basis, so anytime you are interested, please take advantage of that opportunity. 

I hope this information is useful for you. Good luck! 

Eun-su Cho 
Associate Professor 
Department of Philosophy 
Seoul National University 
Gwanak-gu, Sillim-dong 
Seoul, S. Korea 151-742 
82 (country code)-2 (city code)-880-6209 (office telephone) 
82-17-747-1080 (mobile phone)
82-2-874-0126 (dept. fax) 
escho at snu.ac.kr

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Bohnet" <mixoparth at yahoo.ca>
To: <koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:31 AM
Subject: [KS] The Chamgok p'ildam by Kim Yuk

>I wonder if anyone has had experience working with the
> Chamgok P'ildam, a miscellany by the illustrious Kim
> Yuk (1580-1658). I have had trouble getting hold of a
> copy. It is not present in the Chamgok yugo or the
> Chamgok chOnjip (it absence in the latter established
> by the Han'gukhak chungang haeje, its absence in the
> former by my own eyes). There is a copy present in the
> Kyujanggak, but I am far from Seoul right now. It is a
> seemingly well-known work, so I would be surprised if
> it has not been published in a collection of some
> sort. 
> I have requested the Inter Library Loan of the Han'guk
> sihwa ch'ongp'yon, volume 3, (Cho Chong-Op ed) which
> purports to include the Chamgok p'ildam, but I worry
> that it might only include excerpts concerned with
> poetics. Does anybody know? I had a bad experience
> with the Song'gyOngji (gazetteer of KaesOng) which the
> National Library claims includes the Chamgok p'ildam,
> but in which the Chamgok p'ildam does not appear to be
> present (it may of course be cunningly concealed, but
> doesn't appear in any headings).
> Are there are any other collections which would hold
> the Chamgok p'ildam in its entirety? I am afraid I am
> rather desperate to read all of it, as I need to
> confirm a rather interesting quotation from it which I
> found in a late eighteenth century source, and also
> want to establish the context of that quotation. As it
> is a miscellany, excerpts are all too likely not to
> include the bits that I need to read most.
> I am sorry to bother the list on this subject. By the
> way, if someone has a photocopy of the Kyujanggak
> version and would like to send it to me, a king¡¯s
> ransom would not be offered, but photocopy fees,
> postage and my gratitude most certainly would. At some
> point alcohol or food would also be provided, but
> geography and import laws might delay that aspect of
> my gratitude. Of course, this calculation ignores the
> establishment of the Taedong through the reversion to
> propriety and actualization of humanity that such
> sincere action by scholars would encourage. ^^
> Yours sincerely,
> Adam Bohnet 
> University of Toronto
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