Jibong yuseol ("Topical Discourses of Jibong") is the first Korean encyclopedia. It was published in 1614 during the reign of King Gwanghaegun. The author, Yi Su-gwang, was a prominent silhak scholar and a military officer of the mid-Joseon period of Korea. The title came from his pen name, Jibong and yuseol which literally means "topical discourses" in Korean.
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