Reading Hamel’s Journal and a Description of the Kingdom of Korea, 1653-1666

 

Hendrick Hamel (1630 – 1692)[1] was the first Westerner to provide a first hand account of Joseon Korea. After spending thirteen years there, he wrote “Hamel’s Journal and a Description of the Kingdom of Korea, 1653-1666,” which was subsequently published in 1668

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