Oksan Seowon, Gyeongju

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Oksan Seowon, Gyeongju
Hangul 옥산서원
Hanja 玉山書院
Revised Romanization Oksan Seowon
McCune–Reischauer Oksan Sŏwŏn

The Oksan Seowon is a seowon (a private educational institution in Korea which functioned as both an academy and a Confucian shrine)[1] located at Oksan-ri, Angang-eup in the city of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Seowon is a type of local academy during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It was established by Yi Je-min, (李齊閔), the minister of Gyeongju and local Confucian scholars in 1572, the fifth year of King Seonjo's reign, to commemorate the scholarly achievement and virtue of Confucian scholar and politician Yi Eon-jeok (1491–1553).[2][3]

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  1. ^ Seowon, Confucian Academies of Korea.
  2. ^ Martin Robinson, Ray Bartlett, Rob Whyte ( 2007) "Korea" Lonely Planet, ISBN 1-74104-558-4 pp.208-209
  3. ^ (in Korean) 옥산서원 玉山書院 Nate / EncyKorea

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Coordinates: 36°00′43″N 129°09′49″E / 36.01194°N 129.16361°E / 36.01194; 129.16361