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Jang Yeong-sil Statue

On June 23, 2011 By
Jang Yeong-sil Statue

Jang Yeong-sil was a Korean scientist and astronomer during the Joseon Dynasty. He was born a slave. During King Sejong’s reign he instituted a policy of selecting officials based on their talent, not by their wealth nor social class. Jang’s fame gained him entry into the royal court at Hanseong (present day Seoul) where selected [...]

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