In late sixteenth and early seventeenth century Korea, the Bureau of Publishing (an ad hoc organ that handled government-sponsored publication projects) printed ŏnhae 諺解 of seven Confucian classical texts.
Why Study Korean?
The vibrant popular culture and the remarkable economic success of modern Korea have attracted the interest and attention of the world. In fact, Korea has been playing a vital role in East Asian history for many millennia, as measured both by the richness of its own indigenous traditions and institutions and by its cultural interactions with China and Japan. Thus, an understanding of Korean history and culture is not only important in and of itself; it is also central to fully understanding the larger world of East Asia.