Category : Misc. Historical Records and Dokdo I

Korea’s Ordinance 41 from 1900 and Dokdo Island

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Korea Incorporates Dokdo Into Uldo County, October 25th 1900 In 1882 the Chosun Government began filing strong protests with the Japanese Foreign Ministry against Japanese intrusion into and felling of trees (link) on Ulleungdo Island and demanded that an immediate end be put to such illegal acts. In March 1883 the government appointed Kim Ok-kyun […]

Usando~Dokdo Historical Documents

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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June 3, 1794 – Han Chang-guk’s (韓昌國) Ulleungdo Inspection

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Korean Inspector Han Chang-guk Discribes Ulleungdo’s Neighbour Islands in Detail. Ulleungdo’s neighbour island Jukdo Islet, Not Referred to as “Usando” In the spring of 1794, as was with Chosun standard procedure, Korea dispatched inspectors to Ulleungdo to assess the situation on the island. The following page is the report submitted by Gangwan Province Governor Shim […]

Early Records of Koreans in the Dokdo Region

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Korean, European and Japanese Records of Koreans on Ulleungdo Island The following page was created to build a clear picture from largely ignored part of the Dokdo-Takeshima dispute. Clear documents from Korea describing the situation of Koreans on Ulleungdo during the 18th and 19th Century exist. Japanese Takeshima lobbyists insist the Koreans were essentially agriculturalists […]

Chosun’s (Korea’s) 1714 Report on Coastal Defences and Dokdo

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The July 22, 1714 passage from King Sukjong’s “Bogweoljeong-o” (補闕正吳) A Korean 1714 report verifies Chosun cognizance of Dokdo and proves the islet weren’t Japanese. In the year 1714 Koreans living on the east coast became very worried about Japanese who were straying into Chosun territory. The following historical document is quite short, however one […]

Chosun (Korea’s) 1694 Ulleungdo Sa-Jeok

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Jang Han Sang’s 1694 Inspection of Ulleungdo – Korea’s Ulleungdo Sa-Jeok (蔚陵島事蹟) Ancient Korean records confirm Chosun cognizance of Dokdo and exclude the islets from Japan. The following page is the translated inspection report of Ulleungdo written by Korean Inspector named Jang Han Sang in September of 1694. This document is important in that it […]

Korea’s 512 A.D. Incorporation of Usanguk

Monday, July 6th, 2009