Historical Documents

Hendrick Hamel, the "Discoverer" or Explorer (the Marco Polo) of Korea. 1653-0730-HxH

Material by Henny Savenije

Extension of American Commerce -- Proposed Mission to Japan and Corea. 1845-0215-USC

United States Congress, February 15, 1845

The Rodger's Battle Flag 1871-0601-RBF

flown during the United States Expedition to Corea, 1871

America and Corea: Admiral Shufeldt's Treaty Criticised -- Corea's Other Treaties. 1882-0712-NYT

Dateline June 23, 1882, Yokohama. Published in the New York Times, July 12, 1882.

The Embassy From Corea: Stopping Here Only To Meet The President And Then Away To Boston. 1883-0918-NYT

New York Times September 18, 1883.

Corean Refugees: Exiles From the Hermit Nation 1885-0619-SFC

Pak Yong Hio, Soh Kwang Pom and Soh Jai Phil escape to the U.S.A. San Francisco Chronicle. June 19, 1885.

The Taft-Katsura Agreed Memorandum 1905-0729-DOC

US gives Japan free rein in Korea and Japan gives US free-rein in the Philippines. July 29, 1905.

The Treaty of Portsmouth 1905 1905-0905-DOC

The Conclusion of the Russo-Japanese War, including the formalization of the Japanese occupation of Korea. September 5, 1905.

Military and Security Measures Between the USA and the ROK 1948-0824-MSM

Interim agreement signed at Seoul August 24, 1948.

Mutual Defense Treaty Between the USA and the ROK. 1953-0205-MDT

February 5, 27, 1953.

The Korean War Armistice Agreement 1953-0727-ArA

Ends the fighting, but not the war. July 27, 1953.

Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance Between the People's Republic of China
and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Signed by Chou En-Lai and Kim Il Sung, July 11, 1961.

Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam,
signed in Paris and entered into force, January 17, 1973

Commonly known as the "Paris Peace Accord"

Agreed Framework between the DPRK and the US 1994-1021-AFW

Talks to negotiate a resolution of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. October 21, 1994.

Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration 1998 1998-1008-JRK
       A New Japan-Republic of Korea Partnership towards the Twenty-first Century

DPRK-U.S.A. Joint Communiqué 2000-1009-JCM
       Issued on the occassion of the visit to the United States by Vice marshal Jo Myong Rok,
first vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, special envoy of Kim Jong Il,
Chairman of the DPRK NDC, from October 9 to 12, 2000.

Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six-Party Talks 2005-0919-PRC
       Talks concerning the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. September 19, 2005.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1695 (2006) 2006-0715-UNS
       Expressing grave concern at the launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). July 15, 2006.

Document of the Fifth Round of Beijing Six-Party Talks on the Initial Step to Implement the Joint Statement 2007-0213-FRB
       Talks concerning the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. February 13, 2007

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