[KS] Dictionary or glossary for Choson era terms

Javier Cha javiercha at gmail.com
Tue May 24 11:30:15 EDT 2016

Dear Su-kyoung,

The AKS maintains a searchable glossary of key terms along with
possible English translations of those terms. The English translations
are drawn from major English-language scholarly monographs in Korean
studies. Your student can also click on each entry and see the context
in which the translation appears.


Hope this helps.


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM, S Hwang <skhwang3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am looking for a dictionary or glossary that lists and defines some of the
> terminologies used in Choson era. A student is working on a thesis on the
> late Choson period and asked me if there is any kind of dictionary/glossary
> for specialists that defines some of the key terms or phrases used in Choson
> society, preferably with English translations. For instance, what is the
> scholarly definition for words like 과전법 (kwajonpop) and how is it translated
> into English (i.e., Land Rank Law)? I assume that there are many words like
> this that we can look up. I am not a pre-modernist, so I would appreciate
> recommendations (including online ones) from specialists.
> Please email me directly at skhwang3 at gmail.com.
> Thank you.
> Kind regards,
> Su-kyoung

Javier Cha
Post-doctoral Fellow
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Hong Kong

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