Sin Yuhan

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  • Korean/Japanese: 維翰 (Sin Yu-Han / Shin Yuhan)

Sin Yu-Han was a Korean scholar-official, who served as chesulgwan (製述官, chief composer of documents) on a 1719 Korean embassy to Edo, under Lead Envoy Hong Ch'ijung, Vice Envoy Hwang Sŏn, and Secretary Yi Myŏng'ŏn. The Haeyurok, an account of his travels produced by Sin during that journey, is considered a particularly significant and useful document for historians examining those embassies, and Korean-Japanese relations and attitudes towards one another more broadly during the Edo period.


  • James Lewis, “Beyond Sakoku: The Korean Envoy to Edo and the 1719 Diary of Shin Yu-Han,” Korea Journal 25:11 (1985), 22-41.
  • Constantine Vaporis, Voices of Early Modern Japan, Westview Press (2012), 105.
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