Posted March. 16, 2005 22:35,
An old Chinese map has been discovered indicating not only Dokdo but also Daemado (Tsushima Island) was the territory of Joseon.
On March 16, a professor of the Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Kim Moon-gil, revealed the Joseonpaldochongdo on the fourth and fifth pages of the Joseonbu, a personal journal made by an envoy of the Ming Dynasty, Dongwol, in 1488, who surveyed Joseon at the command of the Emperor (Emperor Yeongjong).
The map specifies in detail Tsushima Island, along with Dokdo (Usando at the time) and Ulleungdo, as part of Joseons territory.
The Joseonbu that Professor Kim found in archives of a Japanese University turned out to be a copybook that Japan made by adding Japanese sounds to the Chinese characters in 1717.
Kim stated that he didnt know why Japan claimed ownership of Dokdo even after an ancient document was discovered demonstrating Dokdo and even Tsushima Island were both Korean territory.