[KS] The History of Korean Cartography

Young-Key Kim-Renaud kimrenau at gwu.edu
Tue Jul 5 23:29:46 EDT 2011

Great news! Could you please give the ordering information for the book,
including the ISBN number? It will be a great addition to any Korean
collection in libraries in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Congratulations and many thanks, Gari and Mr. 장!


Young-Key Kim-Renaud, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, N.W. (Academic Center, Rome Hall 452)
Washington, DC 20052
kimrenau at gwu.edu <kimrenau at email.gwu.edu>
Tel: (O) 202-994-7107
Fax: (O) 202-994-1512

2011/7/5 <gkl1 at columbia.edu>

> I'd like to announce on the List that my article "Cartography in
> Korea", which appeared in Vol. 2, Book 2 of The History of Cartography
> (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1994), has been published in Korean
> translation as a book (단행본).
> Under the title <한국 고지도의 역사>, translated by 장상훈, a research official at the
> Korean National Museum, and published by 출판사 소나무, it came out a
> couple of weeks ago and has been commented upon in the newspapers. This
> year is the 150th anniversary of Kim ChOngho's famous national map, the
> 대동여지도, so it got a little extra attention. I cooperated with Mr. Jang during
> the translation process, and I think the result is very good.
> The Korean version is strikingly different from the original Univ. of
> Chicago publication, which had only six illustrations in color--and even
> those embarrassingly printed in two separate color sections grouped with
> maps from Japan and Southeast Asia. The great majority of the original 54
> black-and-white illustrations appear in the Korean version in beautiful
> colors.
> The Korean version presents my entire English text in exactly the same
> order as I originally arranged it. But it has broken it into five distinct
> chapters, each decorated with a colorful detail from a Korean map. Some of
> the chapters are divided into sections. This all makes for a sharper and
> more orderly presentation. There is a great bibliography and a detailed
> index.
> All in all, it is a great pleasure to see such a beautiful Korean
> presentation of my original "article." The price is a very reasonable
> \35,000.
> Gari Ledyard
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