Jang Young Shil

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Jang Young Shil


  • Title: 장영실 (蔣英實) / Jang Young Shil
  • Also known as: Jang Youngshil: The Greatest Scientist of Joseon
  • Genre: Daeha drama, historical
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: KBS1
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jan-02 to 2016-Mar-26
  • Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:40
  • Original Soundtrack: Jang Young Shil OST


The drama is the first 'historic science' drama that has been produced in Korea. This drama depicts the successful life story of the scientist Jang Youngsil that contributed to the development and accomplishment of Joseon's science during the 15th century.

In particular, the drama emphasizes his accomplishment through showing the restrictions and difficulties he experienced due to his social class as a slave. Moreover, the drama aims to depict Jang Youngsil as the role model of 'Korea's youth of the 21st century' through displaying his scientific accomplishments. --KBS World

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Main Cast
Royal Family
Other Nobles
Seoungwan People
Dongnaehyeon People
Hanyang People
Ming Dynasty People
Cameos and special appearances

Production Credits[edit]


2016 KBS Drama Awards:

Episode Ratings[edit]

See Jang Young Sil/Episode Ratings

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