Korean History Compilation Committee

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Korean History Compilation Committee
Korean name

Korean History Compilation Committee was established in June 1925 by the Japanese government of Royal edict. It is also known as "Korean History Compilation Society", "Association of the Compilation of Korean History", "Korean History Compilation Bureau" or "Society of Compiling Korean History".[1]

According to the Article 1 of the Regulation of Korean History Compilation Committee (朝鮮史編修会官制, 1925), "Korean History Compilation Committee was administered by the Governor General of Korea and engaged in collecting of Korean historical materials and compilation of Korean history".[2]

朝鮮史 means "history of Korea"; 編修 means "to compile"; means "committee" or "society".

A total of 975,534 yen (not adjusted for inflation) was spent, and a considerable number of books were published. The books can be categorized into Joseon History (25 volumes), History Collection (102 volumes), and Reprint of Historical Records (1623 volumes).[citation needed] However, no copies of the Reprint of Historical Records are known to exist today.[citation needed]


The Chairman[edit]


Committee member[edit]

  • Eo Yunjeok (어윤적, 魚允迪)
  • Yi Neunghwa (이능화, 李能和)
  • Shōgo Oda (小田省吾)
  • Ryū Imanishi (今西龍)

Commission member[edit]


  • Inabe and the 3 other people.


  • Sin Seokho (신석호, 申奭鎬)
  • Yi Byeongdo (이병도, 李丙燾)
  • Hong Hee (홍희, 洪熹)
  • Inaba Iwakichi (稲葉岩吉)
  • Fujita Ryosaku (藤田亮策)


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  2. ^ 韓国・国史編纂委員会所蔵 (in Japanese). Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 第一条 朝鮮史編修会ハ朝鮮総督ノ管理ニ属シ朝鮮史料ノ蒐集及編纂並朝鮮史ノ編修ヲ掌ル