Chronicles of the Feudal Joseon Dynasty is a document recording the historical facts of over 500 years of the feudal Joseon dynasty that existed from July 1392 to August 1910. Written in the form of diary, it is the greatest of its kind in the world.
The original texts are of 1 763 books and the number of volumes are nearly 900.
It not only records domestic and foreign policies concerning politics, the economy, culture and military affairs but also comprehends music, dance, fine arts, handicraft, and such natural subjects as astronomy, weather conditions, earthquake and tidal waves.
As it records without missing even a day the detailed events that took place in the country for over 500 years, it constitutes a very precious wealth in studying the astronomical and meteorological data as well as the policies and history of the government.