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22.9.08

Kim Jang-Hoon bought maps

According to the Joon-Ang Ilbo (中央日報), a Korean popular singer Kim Jang-Hoon(キム・ジャンフン) got two Japanese antique maps at an auction at 6,500,000 Won, which he would like to give to a museum.
http://japanese.joins.com/article/article.php?aid=105035&servcode=700&sectcode=750
One is 新訂地球万国方図(1854) which labeled Japan Sea as "朝鮮海 (Korean Sea)" and another one is 三国接壌之図(1785) by Hayashi Shihei. As to the latter, the newspaper mentioned "Dokdo and Ulleungdo were coloured green which shows Korean territory".


But the map in the article was not 三国接壌之図 but 朝鮮八道誌(朝鮮八道之図) by the same geographer Hayashi Shiei. Ulleungdo was labeled as "Ulleungdo Usanguku", which was not a proof of sovereignty of Dokdo. Pro-Korean people once claimed "東" in the map shows that Japan Sea was called as 東海 (Tong-he) in Japan too but it was a big mistake - the word 東 (east) was only written to show a point of the compass. http://toron.pepper.jp/jp/take/jpn/hakken.html






5 comments:

  1. If he "auctioned off" the maps, that that would mean he sold the maps, but since he is thinking about giving them to a museum, then he must have "bought the maps at an auction."

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  2. Gerry,

    Thanks, I corrected the mistake.

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  3. You can see whole map of Hayashi Shihei's "朝鮮八道図 of 三国通覧図説" here.

    "南" & "西" are also written on the other sides. 東 on this map only means it is the eastern side of Joseon peninsula. Is Choson Ilbo ignorant of map or intentionally lying ? If Korean newspaper keeps doing this kind of distortion, Korean themselves lose any credibility from outside of their country.

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  4. Kaneganese,

    Thanks. The newspaper company may have taken a simple mistake - taking another map by the same geographer (Hayashi Shihei) as 三国接壌之図.

    BTW, the islet drawn beside Ulleungdo in the 三国接壌之図 is not Liancourt Rocks but Jukdo. Even if Kim Jang-Hoon really bought the map 三国接壌之図, it wouldn't be a help for pro-Korean scholars' claim.

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  5. BTW, the map 朝鮮八道図 by Hayashi Shihei has just been auctioned at eBay. The highest bid was $1,025.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=250295286549

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