Korean Collection

Harvard-Yenching Library's Korean Collection covers everything from archaeology to contemporary economic development.
A map from Harvard-Yenching Library's Korean Colleaction, published circa 1880. View Details.
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With an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, the Harvard-Yenching Library's Korean Collection covers everything from archaeology to contemporary economic development.

It's a premier research collection for Korean studies in the U.S.

Among its unique features is:

Illustration from Yakhan Pŏnyŏn’s Pilgrim's Progress, published 1895.
Illustration from Yakhan Pŏnyŏn’s Pilgrim's Progress, published 1895. View Details.
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  • a group of genealogies and official examination rosters from the 17th century, which form an indispensable source for the study of social mobility in traditional Korea
  • a large collection of literary writings in classical Chinese by individual authors
  • archival collections covering post-colonial periods on Korean war and military history
  • contemporary primary sources on cultural studies including Manhwa, films, film posters, and more
  • digital photographs including images of colonial-period photo postcards and various North Korean photographs taken from 1945
  • a comprehensive collection of books, journals, government documents, and other materials on Korea’s postwar economic development and business history

The Harvard-Yenching Library's Korean Collection is the primary collector at Harvard of Korean-language newspapers, most of which are on microfilm, reprints, as well as PDFs.

The collection also holds more than 6,000 volumes of North Korean publications.

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Mikyung Kang