Click into the Hermit Kingdom List

(Prologue 1) Old Dynasty’s Tales Available in English On CD-ROM Version of ‘Choson Wangjo Sillok’

(Prologue 2) Readers Can Journey Through 500 Years of Choson Dynasty’s Virtual Wonderland

(1) ‘Sagwan’ Showcased Best of Penetrating Journalism

(2) Choson Society Opened to Foreign Exiles Out of Diplomatic Concern

(3) A Look at Choson’s Bureaucracy

(4) Coronation Ceremony Clouded by Mourning

(5) Kings Treading Rough, Rugged Royal Road

(6) Public Opinion Played Political Pacemaker

(7) Choson Had Humanitarian Legal System

(8) Penalties Were Harsh in Choson Period

(9) The Ups and Downs of the Choson Legal System

(10) Choson Suffered by Fair-Weather Neighbor

(11) Tsushima, An Island of Conflicts

(12) Hideyoshi Forces Invade Korea in 1592

(13) Korea Marks 400th Anniversary of Death of Adm. Yi Sun-shin

(14) Facts and Faulty Myth About Kobukson

(15) In Search Of A Cure-All

(16) Choson Kings Well Versed in Medical Treatments

(17) Ill-fated Court Doctors of Choson

(18) Choson Officials Led Exemplary Frugal Lives

(19) Choson Had Advanced Astronomy

(20) Kings Responsible for Natural Disasters

(21) Choson Women Harshly Discriminated

(22) Sungkyunkwan Pros Up Confucian Education

(23) Sungkyunkwan, A Sacred Place

(24) Sungkyunkwan Students Strike

(25) Draft Dodgers in Choson Upper Class

(26) Yangban Evaded Military Service

(27) Choson Firearms and Military Preparedness

(28) King Sejong: Pioneer of Gunpowder Weapons

(29) Choson Kings Try to Repair Flood Damage

(30) Kings Advocated Military Build-Up

(31) The Creation of Firefighters in Choson

(32) Symbolism of Fire in Dispute

(33) Choson’s Firefighting Methods Varied

(34) A Look at Choson Court Painters

(35) Chusok: Season for Honoring Ancestors

(36) Kings Urged to Appreciate Paintings Highlighting Toils of Ordinary People

(37) Hwawons Composed Realistic Works

(38) Odd Missions of Painters: Map-Making, Espionage

(39) Royal Portraits Decided Fate of Hwawon

(40) Mt. Kumgang: Sacred, Shining Symbol of Nation

(41) Foreign Language Education in Choson

(42) Choson’s Meteor Showers vs Leonid Celestial Spectacle 

(43) Choson Kings Learning Foreign Language

(44) Court Interpreters Deemed Critical in Diplomacy Yet Largely Discriminated Against by Aristocrats

(45) Mastery of Chinese Highly Valued

(46) Farming-Oriented Choson Discouraged Commerce

(47) Rare Copy of ‘Nokoldae’ Discovered

(48) Choson’s Year-End Parties, Rituals

(49) Trade, Commerce Tightly Controlled

(50) Prices of Commodities Fluctuated in the 16th Century

(51) Ruling Class Distorted Consumer Prices

(52) Introduction of Money Faced Skepticism

(53) Big Nation Twists Small Trader’s Arm

(54) Lunar New Year Day Customs of Choson Period

(55) Yonsangun: Disgraceful Symbol of Tyranny

(56) A Look at Choson’s Drinking Culture

(57) Proper Burial of Ancestors Deemed Essential Filial Duty

(58) Choson Cracks Down on Luxury Weddings

(59) Kwanghaegun: Reformer or Tyrant?

(60) Kwanghaegun Rebuilds Nation Torn Apart by War

(61) ‘Sungjongwon Diary’ Posted as National Treasure

(62) Court Embroiled in Controversy Over Geomancy

(63) Choson Era’s Anti-Smoking Campaigns

(64) Trouble-Ridden Education of Crown Prince

(65) Quackery-Practicing Saviors Mislead Public

(66) Hypocrisy Shrouds Dress Graft Scandal

(67) King Taejong’s Ruthless Instinct for Power

(68) King Taejong, A Hunting Enthusiast

(69) King Taejong’s Resentment Against Stepmother

(70) King Taejong’s Rocky Marital Relations with Queen Wonkyong

(71) King Taejong’s Cunning Bid to Cement His Power

(72) Crackdowns on Robbery, Theft, Graft

(73) King Injo’s Power Struggle With Own Son

(74) Biased Marriage System Spawns Concubines

(75) Male-Oriented Marriage Customs Strictly Upheld

(76) Adultery in High Class Mars Confucianism

(77) Double-Standard Treatment of Adulterers

(78) King Munjong’s Trouble-Ridden Marriage Life

(79) Dirty Marriages for Sons-in-Law of Kings

(80) Lives of Animals Dexterously Depicted

(81) Chang Nok-su: Unbeatable Temptress

(82) Yu Kam-dong Sex Scandal Shakes Up Court

(83) Neglect of Self-Defense Invites Invasions

(84) Seoul Merchants Enjoy Absolute Monopoly

(85) Journalistic Appeals Fidget State Authority

(86) Rampant Bribery Spawns Shoddy Construction

(87) Women in Royal Court Mired in Power Politics

(88) Turbulent Diplomatic Relations with China

(89) Postal Service Saddled with Foreign Pressure

(90) Epitaph Dedicated to Tragic Prince Sado Bared

(91) Poor Health of Kings Major Obstacle to Ruling

(92) Enemy Inside Precipitates Fall of Sovereignty

(93) Absence of Leadership Leads to Debacle

(94) 1866 Turmoil Sets Stage for Isolation Policy

(95) Chong To-jon: True Gentleman-Scholar

(96) Festering Regionalism Comes From Faulty Foundation of Genealogy Book

(97) Opportunistic Politicians Side With Japan

(98) An Examination of King Sejong’s Achievements

(99) King Chongjo Nurtures Flowering of Independent Culture

(100) Times Travel to Choson Wraps Up

(Epilogue) 2000-Year Korean History Digitized on CD-ROMs

(Reader’s Comment) Choson Kingdom Series Tells Journalism at Best

(Contribution) Significance of ‘Click into the Hermit Kingdom’

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