text files produced from scans by Google of the US edition of this book
are available through the Internet Archive, all more or less corrupted.
I have corrected one such file: You may download the full text of my
corrected version of Korea and her Neighbors in PDF format or in MSWord format (in these page numbering corresponds to that of the printed volume, allowing use
of the Index etc) (See links to scans of the Illustrations below)
Images of the original book, scanned by Google, can be viewed through Internet archive in PDF format.
A short biography of Isabella Bishop
A PDF file (Internet Archive) of Anna M. Stoddart's The Life of Isabella Bird (1906)
|Introductory Chapter 11
I. First Impressions of Korea 23
II. First Impressions of the Capital 35
III. The Kur-dong 49
IV. Seoul, the Korean Mecca 59
V. The Sailing of the Sampan 66
VI. On the River of Golden Sand 71
VII. Views Afloat 82
VIII. Natural Beauty — The Rapids 98
IX. Korean Marriage Customs 114
X. The Korean Pony — Korean Roads and Inns ... 121
XI. Diamond Mountain Monasteries 133
XII. Along the Coast 150
XIII. Impending War — Excitement at Chemulpo .... 177
XIV. Deported to Manchuria 185
XV. A Manchurian Deluge — A Passenger Cart — An Accident 192
XVI. Mukden and its Missions 199
XVII. Chinese Troops on the March 206
XVIII. Nagasaki — Wladivostok 213
XIX. Korean Settlers in Siberia 223
XX. The Trans-Siberian Railroad 239
XXI. The King's Oath — An Audience 245
XXII. A Transition Stage 261
XXIII. The Assassination of the Queen 269
XXIV. Burial Customs 283
XXV. Song-do: A Royal City 292
XXVI, The Phyong-yang Battlefield 301
XXVII. Northward Ho ! 320
|XXVIII. Over the An-kil Yung Pass 330
XXIX. Social Position of Women 338
XXX. Exorcists and Dancing Women 344
XXXI. The Hair-cropping Edict 359
XXXII. The Reorganized Korean Government 371
XXXIII. Education and Foreign Trade 387
XXXIV. Daemonism or Shamanism 399
XXXV. Notes on Daemonism Concluded 409
XXXVI. Seoul in 1897 427
XXXVII. Last Words on Korea 445
Appendix A. — Mission Statistics for Korea 1896.
Appendix B. — Direct Foreign Trade of Korea 1896-95.
Appendix C. — Return of Principal Articles of Export
for the years 1806-95.
Appendix D. — Population of Treaty Ports.
Appendix E. — Treaty between Japan and Russia,
with reply of H. E., the Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs.
(included in the PDF file)
The Music for Arirang 166
List of Illustrations in the 1897 edition.
Harbor of Chemulpo Facing 30
Japanese Military Cemetery, Chemulpo Facing 38
Turtle Stone 48
Gutter Shop, Seoul Facing 60
The Author's Sampan, Han River Facing 66
A Korean Lady 120
The Diamond Mountains Facing 140
Tombstones of Abbots, Yu-Chom Sa Facing 146
Temple of God of Literature, Mukden Facing 200
Gate of Victory, Mukden Facing 208
Chinese Soldiers Facing 210
Wladivostok Facing 214
Russian “Army,” Krasnoye Celo Facing 232
Korean Throne Facing 248
Royal Library, Kyeng-Pok Palace Facing 256
Russian Settler's House, Facing 320
Upper Tai-Dong Facing 324
Russian Officers, Hun-Chun Facing 330
South Gate Facing 412
Seoul and Palace Enclosure Facing 428
The King of Korea Facing 430
A Street in Seoul Facing 436
Korean Policemen, Old and New Facing 444
|Additional pictures taken by Isabella Bird while in Korea
(From a series of photographs housed in the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh)
View of some very poor houses, no locality identified.
A view of Seoul showing the imposing Russian Legation and (in the foreground) the forst building of the British Legation.
A view of the Altars of the Earth and of Grain in Sajik-dong, Seoul.
Two young yangban gentlemen, one holding a Sohak (小學) primer.
Three brothers, presumably, of the yangban class.
Funeral monuments at Yu-Chom-sa, the same as on p146 of her book.
Kwanghwa-mun, the front gate of Kyongbok-gung, Seoul, seen from the south-western side, outside the palace.
金壘關 (Kumnu-gwan) the West Gate of Busan-jin fortress. The gate shown in the picture no longer exists as such, it was entirely rebuilt in the 1970s in another location. The 2 stones to either side are still there, one with 西門鎖鑰 서문쇄약 and one with 南邀咽喉 남요인후 (combined, they say "this is the southern frontier, corresponding to the nation's neck; the west gate is like the nation's lock" and were probably erected after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s)
Perhaps a Ma-pu, to whom she often refers.
Myo-gil-sang, in the Diamond Mountains (p.144-5) with her bag in the foreground.
Two serving women standing on the same floor as the 2 young gentlemen.
(These images were very kindly sent to me by Kwang On Yoo)