Tartarischen Cham, or Emperor of Sina. (Page 201)
Has now the name Hieuking. The eighth or last one, situated to the Northwest, is known with the name Pingan. Emperor Vuus, who, as first, established the Tribe Cheva, gave as fief this county, around the year, after Christ' birth, eleven hundred and twenty one, to certain Kicius, who existed in kinship to the Emperor from the Tribe Xanga.
Under the government of the Tribe Cina, this Korea bore the name of Leotung. Hiaovus, a shoot of the Tribe Hana, knew to force and bully the King of Korea in such a way, that he forced to receive in fief from him this county, who granted it again with the name of Chaosien. When certain King of the Tribe Cina, at the end of the same, was conquered, he fled to Korea, and obtained, with permission of that Country, to inhabit the fourth County Cwenlo: of which the founder of the Tribe Tanga was that much upset, that he declared war to the King of Korea, Kaolien, by a Herald, and conquered the Capital Pingjang, and defeated the King, whom he however had retain in fiefdom the Realm. But when the Main-shoot of the Tribe Taiminga, especially Hunguvus, who chased away the the Tartars from Sina, sent the King of Korea, who had suffered many accidents from the Tarters, and miserably oppressed, Envoys to this Hunguvus, to prove that he gladdened with him about the gained victory, and submit himself, under his victorious arms. The Emperor, in recognition of this submission, gave him a gold Seal, which, according to an old custom, the Sineesche Emperors honor to their Vassel-Kings.
On this Korea are many and populous Cities situated, though I was actually not able to get the number itself. In making, strength and location, the same don't differ much from from the Sineesche Cities, and fall mostly square of contour.
The country is usually inhabited with a big crowd of people, who have a same form of Government, similar way of clothing, a similar way of Language and way of writing, maintaining the same way of Language and writing, to know, with characters, with the Sineezen, They embrace also a similar Religion, to know, the doctrine, which maintains the removal of the souls from one body to the other, and pray to a similar Idol, called Fe, of whom is spoken before,. The corpses of their death they don't bury then after the time of three years, to be calculated from the first day that they died. They lay the same, according to the way of the Sineezen, in coffins, which are made remarkably decorative, and of which the cracks and tears, are coated with certain gum or glue "Cie", against the emanation of stinking vapors.
They don't keep their wives as as conscientious and carefully at home as the Sineezen, (in which these people mainly differ from them), but let them appear also in the company of the men, therefor they are called [or abused] by the Sineezen as unmannered and immoral people. A very big difference between these people and the Sineezen is to marry off their Sons and Daughters. Each takes a woman according to his wishes, without to request the approval of father or mother, or next of kin, which is maintained completely differently by the Sineezen, like such is long-winded reported on page 49.
Concerning the disposition and nature of the Country, remarkably fertile is the same in producing of all kinds of things which are needed for people's maintenance. The farmlands produce twice a year Wheat and Rice, in abundance.
One makes in this county two sorts of Paper, and precious Pencils of Wolves-hair. which the Sineezen and these people use for writing; though the Sineezen make their Writing-pencils commonly of Hare-hair. In this county recurs also