Kim Myeong-hui

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Kim Myeong-hui
Hangul 김명희
Hanja 金命喜
Revised Romanization Gim Myeong-hui
McCune–Reischauer Kim Myŏng-hŭi
Pen name
Hangul 산천
Hanja 山泉
Revised Romanization Sancheon
McCune–Reischauer Sanch'ŏn
Courtesy name
Hangul 성원
Hanja 性源
Revised Romanization Seong-won
McCune–Reischauer Sŏng'wŏn

Kim Myeong-hui (1788-?) was a calligrapher of the late Joseon Dynasty. He was born into a yangban family of the Gyeongju Kim lineage, the son of Kim No-gyeong. He passed the jinsa literary examination in 1810, and entered government service. However, he never rose above the rank of hyeon magistrate. Accompanying his father on a mission to the Qing Dynasty court in 1822, he struck up correspondences with leading Chinese calligraphers of the time, including Liu Xihai (zh:劉喜海).[1]

Kim's elder brother Kim Jeong-hui was also known for his calligraphy.[2]


  1. ^ Lee (1983), p. 234.
  2. ^ Lee (1993), p. 124.


  • Lee, Hong-jik (이홍직) ed. (1983). 새國史事典 (Sae guksa sajeon) (Encyclopedia of Korean history). Seoul: Gyohaksa. 
  • Lee, Il-cheong (이일청) ed. (1993). 인명국사대사전 (Inmyeong guksa sajeon). Seoul: Goryeo Munhwasa. 

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