Changdeokkung the palace where Hamel met the king
Be aware that the image is big.
Boonstra's in search of traces
An account of his visit to Cheju-do , to find the
possible location where Hamel and his fellows shipwrecked in 1653.
A very detailed map of Cheju-do in the 18th century;
the topography will certainly not have differed much from the time
when Hendrick Hamel and his fellow crew members shipwrecked here.
The route Hamel and 34 fellow castaways followed from
Cheju to Seoul in 1654, reconstructed from Hamel's journal and other
story about Korea
A 17th century scholar of the Orient, Nicolaas Witsen, interviewed
2 members of Hamel's group of sailors and among others, a wordlist
was produced. Frits Vos, a modern times Korean studies professor,
treated and commented this work. Henny Savenije and Jan Boonstra prepared
Frits Vos' work for the internet.
The monument itself
Click into the Hermit Kingdom: (2) Chos˘n
Society Opened to Foreign Exiles Out of Diplomatic Concern
Dutch soldiers became musketeers in Korean royal guard
chapters' of Hamel's stay in Chos˘n
Hamel in German
- The opening
of Korea in 1871 (with eyewitness account)
- The Americans felt that Korea needed a lesson:
- "Corea up to this time was to the civilized world an unknown
land, and inhabited practically by an unknown people. Only Catholic
missionaries and a few fearless travelers had visited it. The outer
world knew nothing of it except some hobgoblin stories of cannibalism
and truthful accounts of wanton murder and pillage. In the latter
part of the 60s several American sailing vessels had been thrown
upon the coast of this peninsula, resulting as a rule in the murder
or captivity of the crews. Protests were of no avail, and finally
in June, 1871, a punitive expedition naval force was sent to beard
these people in their own land."
found on Quelpaert
A Review of the Genus Hepatica by Michael D. Meyers
Andrew Pratt's dissertation
In Search of Clues to the Development of Korean Martial Arts During
the Yi Dynasty
European Adventures and the Opening of Japan
Had Christopher Columbus had his way, he would have been the first
Westerner to set foot in Japan. Cruising the Caribbean, he was sure
that his fleet of the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María
was on the verge of reaching this mysterious destination. Upon sighting
Cuba on October 28,1492, he believed it to be Zipangu, or Japan ...
Peters' homepage about Nicolaes Witsen
NICOLAES WITSENs life (1641-1717) was jostled to and fro between
his numerous official duties and his love of scholarship. He was a
geographer by heart, but had to act as a magistrate. At the age of
21 he became famous for his book about shipbuilding. He was burgomaster
of Amsterdam, board member of the East Indian Company (VOC) and extraordinary
envoy for England.
about the subject Hamel
I recently subscribed to this list for a number of reasons. First
let me introduce myself. I'm a Dutch national who lived in Korea until
a year ago for four years. Before I went there, I've read a lot of
books about Japan, Indonesia and China. The only book I've ever read
about Korea, was a book called Hollanders in Korea (Hollanders in
Korea) by Van Hove. Because of a number of reasons explained in my
website I became interested in this subject again. When I came back
to Holland I decided to translate this book into English and put it
on the web. I became more and more interested in the subject and now
it has become a tantalizing thirst for knowledge about the subject.
In the meantime I gained a copy of the original Journal of Hamel and
a load of additional information. Nevertheless what fails me are the
website of Kangjin
website of Gorinchem (or Gorkum)
(the unofficial website of Gorkum)
website of De Rijp
DE RIJP'S GOLDEN AGE
During the 17th century De Rijp flourished as an important fishing
center. It was the birthplace of Jan Adriaanzoon Leeghwater, who
was responsible for planning many of the land reclamation projects
for which Holland is famous; and it is reputedly the birthplace
of another enterprising Dutchman, Jan Janse Weltevree, who spent
many years at
the court of Korea in the 17th century.
- In juni 2000 hebben de leiders van Noord- en Zuid-Korea voor het
eerst sinds 50 jaar een toenaderings-akkoord gesloten in Pyongyang.
In de zomer van '99 kregen Henk Weltevreden en Guido Spring na jaren
proberen toestemming om Noord-Korea te bezoeken.
- A radio
documentary about Hamel in Dutch only