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Like Sinocentrism, the belief that China was the center of the civilization of the world, many Chinese believed that Korea, then a tributary state, was a "Small China" and thus a highly civilized state.
- 소중화 브리태니커 백과 (Encyclopædia Britannica, Korean edition)
- 小中華思想 世界大百科事典 第２版 (Heibonsha World Encyclopedia)
- Lee, Jeong-Mi (2010) "Choso˘n Korea as Sojunghwa, the Small Central Civilization: Sadae kyorin Policy and Relations with Ming/Qing China and Tokugawa Japan in the Seventeenth Century" Asian cultural studies (36), 305-318, International Christian University
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