Antique books on old Korea by Western writers on display at National Library of Korea

(9 May 2016) Many books on Korea written by Westerners are currently on display as part of a special exhibition at the National Library of Korea. Most of the books were written by women who visited the country from 1883 to the mid-1900s for missionary work, travel and other reasons.

The books were donated by Professor Song Young-dahl, who for the past 30 years has been collecting books and other documents on Korea by foreign authors. His collection includes photos, poems, novels and records that show Westerners’ perceptions of a country in transition at the end of the Joseon Dynasty.

Full details about the exhibition are here.