Seoak Seowon

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Seoak Seowon
Hangul 서악서원
Hanja 西岳書院
Revised Romanization Seoak Seowon
McCune–Reischauer Soak Sŏwŏn

The Seoak Seowon is a seowon located in the neighborhood of Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Seowon was a type of local academy during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1897). It was established by local Confucian scholars especially Yi Jeong (李楨 1578 - 1607) in 1651, the second year of King Hyojong's reign, to commemorate the virtue and scholarly achievements of scholar Seol Chong, and Choe Chi-won and General Kim Yu-sin. The enshrined people played important roles in the unification of Three Kingdoms of Korea into the Silla kingdom.[1][2]

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  1. ^ (2009) Seoak Seowon Gyeongju U-Tourism Organization
  2. ^ (Korean) 서악서원 西岳書院 Nate / EncyKorea

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Coordinates: 35°49′36″N 129°11′20″E / 35.82667°N 129.18889°E / 35.82667; 129.18889