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Songs of Green Hills (청구영언 靑丘永言)

Infomation Museum Collection
Period 1728
Quantity 1
Dimensions 26.5×18.0

Relics Description

Cheongguyeongeon (청구영언 靑丘永言), or Songs of Green Hills, is Korea’s first song collection, published in 1728 by Kim Cheon-taek (김천택 金天澤, ??). In the title, cheonggu, or green hills, refers to “Korea” and yeongeon “songs.” As such, the title means a collection of Korean songs. Featuring a total of 580 traditional poems known as sijo, composed between the late Goryeo period and the time of publication, the book is written in Hangeul and greatly influenced later poetry collections.