Title : Millennium Series (6th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2074 
KPC#
C-1586 
MICHEL#
2102 
StanGib#
2409 
Scott#
1974d 
Date of Issue
07/01/2000 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
"The Detailed Map of Korea" by Kim Chong-ho 
Designer
Ahn, Jung-un 
Image Area
34.5mm*36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 stamps
in Special Sheet 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Corporation 
Description
Since 1999, the Ministry of Information and Communication has been issuing a millennial series of stamps to pay tribute to the past accomplishments of our ancestors and meaningfully celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. This sixth collection depicts important events and individuals from the late Chosen dynasty.

In the wake of repeated invasions by the Japanese and Manchus, the post-war Chosen period witnessed a surge of new reform efforts by pragmatic scholars to deal with the aftermath of the foreign invasions and the rampant social ills and discrepancies. Known today as "Sirhak", or Practical Learning, the philosophy saw further development under Chong Yak-yong, rightfully the school's greatest name, to produce a fundamental change in late Chosen society. In line with this, Huh Joon developed Chosen's traditional folk remedies into a systematic study of indigenous medicine in his compilation of medical treatises called Tongui Pogam (The Treasured Mirror of Korean Medicine). In the field of cartography, Kim Chong-ho completed his "Detailed Map of Korea" after spending a lifetime on the road crisscrossing the country. The spirit of Sirhak manifested itself in the form of genre painting, with Kim Hong-do its most famed master, as a result of rising awareness of the common people. As a confluence of these various social and cultural movements. Tong-hak, or Eastern Learning became the major driving force behind the Tonghak peasant struggle. the large-scale popular campaign to modernize the country on its own against intensifying foreign aggression and the crumbling feudal system.

The collection of stamps feature: "An anatomical chart of internal organs" in Tongui Pogam and a mortar and pestle used to crush herb medicinal stuff; "Dancer with Musicians", by Kim Hong-do in his "Album of Genre Scenes". "Plum blossoms and the Bird", by Chong Yak-yong and the "Tasan Chodang", where he stayed during his exile at Kangjin. The "Detailed Map of Korea", and a wheel chart used as a directional compass; and the Portrait of Chon Bong-joon, a prominent Tonghak rebel leader, a round robin used among them, and the rock carving and stone monument at the "Tonghak Peasant Uprising Memorial Hall", located at Hwangto-hyun, a Tonghak battleground.