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Book/Printed Material Oryun haengsilto 五倫行實圖 / Title in Chinese reading: Wu lun xing shi tu

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  • Oryun haengsilto

Other Title

  • 五倫行實圖
  • Title in Chinese reading: Wu lun xing shi tu

Translated Title

  • Illustrated Stories Exemplifying the Five Confucian Virtues


  • By order of King Jeongjo, the 21st king of the Joseon Dynasty (reigned 1724--76), Oryun haengsildo (Illustrated stories exemplifying the five Confucian virtues) was made by binding together two books of ethics drawn from the Chinese classics. These were Samgang haengsildo (Illustrated conduct of the three bonds) and Iryun hangsildo (Illustrated stories exemplifying the two Confucian virtues). The book describes the achievements of 150 models extracted from ancient Korean and Chinese literature. Topics covered include relationships between the king and his servants, fathers and sons, husbands and wives, the elders and the young, and finally, friends. The work includes illustrated episodes in Chinese with simple annotations in Korean, added to help the general population, who could not read the Chinese, understand the meaning.


  • Lee, Byeongmo Author

Created / Published

  • Seoul : [Publisher not identified], 1797.


  • -  Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • -  Republic of Korea
  • -  500 to 1499
  • -  Confucianism
  • -  Virtues


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Displayed is volume 1."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 4 volumes: illustrations; 33.5 x 20.6 centimeters; metal movable type.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Korea.
  • -  Content in Korean and Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
  • -  Title revised per Asian Division.--cc28 2023-01-06


  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666317

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Chicago citation style:

Lee, Byeongmo Author. Oryun Haengsilto. [Seoul: Publisher not identified, 1797] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Lee, B. A. (1797) Oryun Haengsilto. [Seoul: Publisher not identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Lee, Byeongmo Author. Oryun Haengsilto. [Seoul: Publisher not identified, 1797] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.