> Korean History in the Eyes of the Dokdo Islands > People in the History of Dokdo

In this section, we will look at the more human side of Dokdo's history. We will learn about fisherman Yongbok An's efforts to guard Dokdo from Japanese fisherman and the Shogunate government in 1693, and Emperor Gojong's recognition of Dokdo in the Korean Imperial Ordinance No. 41 (1900) that designated Dokdo (then known as Seokdo) as an island under the jurisdiction of Ulleungdo (then known as Uldo-gun).

Yongbok An

Gojong’s Recognition of Dokdo and Edict #41

I Sabu

Dokdo found on the Map of Dobyeol

Dokdo found on the Map of Villages

Dokdo found on the Jeongho Kim’s Map