The third issue ( ) of Korean Histories is now available with articles on American visitors to colonial period Seoul, nationalism and literature, shaman songs and the nation and the introduction of potatoes in Korea. This issue also contains a research note on Philip von Siebold's description of Korean sailors washed ashore in Deshima in the early 19th century, accompanied by a translation of the original text and digitized version of the original drawings. As always, we welcome your feedback. (
Divine Territory: Shaman Songs, Elite Culture and the Nation - Boudewijn Walraven
Tubers in a Grain Culture: The Introduction of Sweet and White Potatoes to Chosŏn Korea and Its Cultural Implications - Felix Siegmund
Korean Studies in Early Nineteenth-Century Leiden - Boudewijn Walraven
Notes on Koorai, from Contact with Some Koraaians Stranded on the Japanese Coast - Philip Franz von Siebold (original text), Frits Vos (translation), Boudewijn Walraven (revision)
The entire issue can be downloaded here.