Gyeongguk Daejeon

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A 1661 copy of the Gyeongguk Daejeon. National Museum of Korea.
  • Date: 1485
  • Korean: 經国大典 (Gyeongguk Daejeon)

The Gyeongguk Daejeon, or "Complete Code of National Governance," was the official compilation of Joseon dynasty Korean law.

Originally published in 1485, it contains a total of 319 codes, organized according to the six ministries of Joseon government: Rites, Taxation, Personnel, Justice, Military Affairs, and Public Works.


  • Gallery labels, National Museum of Korea.[1]