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Following the opening of Incheon Port, many Westerners arrived from faraway lands to explore the mysterious Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Western women, who visited Korea as the wives of missionaries or diplomats or simply as visitors, left numerous records of how they saw, felt and loved Joseon and its people as travel logs, novels, poems, photographs and so on. These views of the Joseon Dynasty from the perspective of Western women can be seen through an exhibit that kicks off tomorrow at the National Library of Korea’s exhibition hall, titled “The Western Women Who Loved Joseon.” About 300 artifacts including rare books and photographs are being displayed at the exhibition from the personal collection of Korean-American scholar Song Young-dal. [NATIONAL LIBRARY OF KOREA]

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