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Комментарий и публикация источника: Н.В. Кюнер (1877–1955). Корея во второй половине XVIII в.

The scholar works of Nikolai Vasilievich Kyuner (1877-1955), one of the first Russian Koreanists, open the veil over the history and culture of Korea in the late 19th - early 20th centuries. Written on the basis of primary sources and the first publications of foreign missionaries, they represent a valuable source of information about the late Chosǒn, the Korean empire and the Colonial period.

The purpose of our article is to introduce to Russian Koreanology a typescript by N.V. Kyuner's "Korea in the second half of the 18th century”, that was unpublished until the present time. This documents is currently stored in the Archive of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). The date of its creation is not specified, but we date it to the period of 1931-1940. The article presents a brief biography of Nikolai Vasilievich Kyuner, as well as the typescript reprinted by me, with N.V. Kyuner’s biography and brief comments related to the text of the typescript.