국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Chunqiu (The Spring and Autumn Annals)
  • Exhibition Name

    Annals of Spring and Autumn

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Paper

  • Category

    Culture / Art - Recorded documentary - History book - chronicle

  • Dimensions

    39.0x24.0cm

  • Accession Number

    Jeung 3489

  • Location

    Individual Donations Gallery

This text is one of the Five Classics of Confucianism and the world’s first historical tome written in chronological order. It records the 242-year history of twelve successive kings during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period. Scriptures during this age are typically based on the Chunqiu zuoshichuan (Zuo’s Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals). This classic has been regarded as a major Confucian scripture since the Three Kingdoms Period in Korea.