Unfortunately I really don't know enough (or anything for that matter) to discuss this topic intelligently but am most curious to see where the discussion goes. My knowledge of Korea and Korean history is defined by Park Chan-Wook films, etc. So by popular demand: Annals of the Choson Period.
The Annals of the Choson Dynasty comprise 1,893 books covering 472 years (1392~1863) of the history of the Choson Dynasty, from the reign of King Taejo, the founder, to the end of the reign of King Cheoljong. Thick extensive set of records is considered to deal with the longest period of a single dynasty in the world. For their cultural and historic rarity, the Annals of the Choson Dynasty deserve world cultural preservation as an invaluable documentary heritage.