The Thousand Character Classic

Government of JoseonJoseon, 19th Century

Academy of Korean Studies

Academy of Korean Studies
Seongnam-si, South Korea

It is one of the Thousand Character Classic books found in the palace around 19th Century. It was copied down by Han Ho (1543-1605) on red, blue, yellow, rose, green and white papers. A thousand character classic was widely used for a study of Chinese letters during Joseon period. Among them, Han Ho’s 『Haeseocheonjamun』 became very popular after mid Joseon, since this book had Korean pronunciation and meaning written. This book here seems to be a later period manuscript with 『Haeseocheonjamun』 form. Colored papers attracted children’s attention.


  • Title: The Thousand Character Classic
  • Creator: Government of Joseon
  • Date Created: Joseon, 19th Century
  • Location: Jangseogak, Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. Kore
  • Rights: Academy of Korean Studies

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