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Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo
Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo
Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo
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Product Description
Author: Ministry of Culture, Korea
Publisher: Kyongsaewon
256 pages | 220×297mm | Full color

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>>>This book is written in ENGLISH.

About This Book

Kyongsaewon Publishing Company has recently published “Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo”, a compilation of historical documents and reference materials on Dokdo. Of note, the book is written in English as well as Korean in an effort to broaden international awareness of the significance of Dokdo, a valuable territory of Korea, and to make known a proper historical account of the disputed islets. To provide clear evidence that Dokdo is undoubtedly Korean territory, the book includes references to 119 maps and 59 historical records that confirm Korea’s sovereignty over the Dokdo islets in the East Sea.

This book has been honorably designated as a ‘Outstanding Scholarly Book’ of Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Korea in 2007 for its remarkable accomplishments researching about Dokdo.

Annotation of the historical materials and a related research paper have been written by Dr. Lee Sang-tae, Chair Professor of Graduate Studies of Korea International Culture University, and chief of the Historical Document Research Section of the National Institute of Korean History, who has dedicated his professional career to the research of historical geography and old maps. As such, Dr. Lee is recognized as one of Korea’s foremost
authorities on matters related to Dokdo and the East Sea. It is especially meaningful that this compilation of historical documents, maps, and reference materials, of Korea’s sovereignty of Dokdo, has been published in English.

“Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo” is expected to serve as a valuable resource for setting the record straight, in regard to the Dokdo controversy, among English-language readers.

Features:
- 119 maps and 59 historical records in full-color
- Kind description for each map or historical records
- Include detailed explanation about history and rm grounds of Dokdo’s sovereignty
- Detailed index section.

Author
Lee Sang-tae
After having completed his undergraduate and Masters Degree at Yonsei University with a major in history, Dr. Lee went on to receive his PhD from Dongguk University. During his long and distinguished career as a research fellow at the National Institute of Korean History, Dr. Lee has concentrated his efforts on historical geography, showing particular interest in ancient maps, a topic on which he has published many papers. He has also, in
his capacity as a member of the Office of Cultural Properties’ Cultural Property Committee, of the Ministry of Construction and Transportation’s Central Committee on Geographical Names, and of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ Korean Committee on Marine Geographical Names, proffered valuable advice on issues related to maps and geographical names. In addition, Dr. Lee has in the past been the Korean delegate to the
United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN). Through his role as the Vice-Chairman of the East Sea Institute and as the Superintendent of the Korean Territory Association, Dr. Lee has greatly contributed to the advancement of East Sea and Dokdo-related studies. He currently serves as an endowed professor at the Graduate School of Korea International Culture University. Some of his writings include The History of Korean Ancient Maps (Hyean Publishing co.), Correcting Korean History (Garam Publication), Historical Evidence of Korean Sovereignty over Dokdo (Kyongsaewon), and Our Land, Dokdo (Doosan Corporation)

Translator
Michael Bujold & Young-ki You
Michael Bujold & Young-ki You are heads of Somang Translations since 2001. They have had the pleasure of translating documents for leading figures in the academic, government, and corporate sectors in Korea, as well as for an increasing number of clients in North America. Some of the numerous distinguished clients with whom they have had the pleasure to work include the OECD, the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Development Institute (KDI), UNDP, Korean Film Council, Korea Tobacco and Ginseng Corporation, and Honda Canada. They have had the pleasure of translating documents for leading figures in the academic, government, and corporate sectors in Korea, as well as for an increasing number of clients in North America.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

-Foreword
1. Dokdo as seen in Korean ancient maps
2. Dokdo as seen in ancient maps produced in Japan
3. Dokdo as seen in ancient maps produced in the West
4. Dokdo in Korean historical materials
5. Dokdo in Japanese historical materials
6. Dokdo is Korean Territory
1. Dokdo: Korean Territory since the Three Kingdoms Era
2. Management of Ulleungdo and Dokdo during the Goryeo Era
3. Management of Ulleungdo and Dokdo during Early Joseon Period
1) Usando
2) Yodo
3) Mureungdo
4) Sambongdo
4. An Yongbok’s Defence of Ulleungdo and Dokdo
1) An Yongbok’s Defence of Ulleungdo and Dokdo
2) Defense of Ulleungdo and Dokdo
5. Management of Ulleungdo and Dokdo during the Daehan Empire
1) Dispatch of an Inspector to Ulleungdo
2) Redevelopment of Ulleungdo
6. Historical Awareness of Dokdo in the Modern Era
1) Korea’s Imperial Ordinance No. 41
2) Use of the term Dokdo
3) Japan’s Announcement of its Illegal Seizure of Dokdo
4) Countermeasures of the Korean Empire to Protest Japan’s Illegal Seizure of Dokdo
7. Awareness about Dokdo in the West
8. Japanese Perceptions of Dokdo
1) What is the basis for Japanese government’s assertion that Dokdo historically belongs to Japan?
2) Meiji Government’s Perception of Ulleungdo and Dokdo
3) Japanese perceptions of the name Dokdo
9. 1951 Treaty of Peace with Japan and the Sovereignty Issue of Dokdo
10. Conclusion
-Index


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