Choe Sejin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Choe.
Choe Sejin
Hangul 최세진
Hanja 崔世珍
Revised Romanization Choe Se(-)jin
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Sejin

Choe Sejin (1473–1542) was a Korean linguist, educator, and a proponent of hangul during the Joseon Dynasty. He is of the Goesan Choe clan and courtesy name was Gongseo (공서; 公瑞).[1] Choe was an official interpreter in the Korean embassies in Beijing, and so he also made extensive documentation of the colloquial Chinese at the time.

Choe devised the modern South Korean order of the hangul letters, and assigned names to the letters. His most famous book on hangul is the Hunmong Jahoe (훈몽자회; "Collection of Characters for Training the Unenlightened (= Kids)", 1527).

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