HAHOE MASKED DANCE-DRAMA. PHOTO: HWANG HEON-MAN – TAASA Review September 2011
and expressly designed to bring people close to nature and encourage ardent debate or discussion of poetry – was set close to the entrance.
All those seated in the lecture hall or the pavilion could see the facing mountain. Over generations, the academies housed and conserved clan documents, scholarly books and artistic works.
In Yangdong village, Yi Eon-jeok’s Collection of Manuscripts is held in the Oksanseowon Academy, together with the earliest complete set of Korean history books compiled by government...