Sourcebook of Korean Civilization: Volume One: From Early Times to the 16th Centuryby Peter H. Lee (Editor), Han-kyo Kim (Editor), Hugh H. Kang (Editor), Yongho Ch'oe (Editor), Donald Baker (Editor)
This anthology is the most ambitious, comprehensive, and authoritative English-language sourcebook of Korean civilization ever assembled. Encompassing social intellectual, religious, and literary traditions from ancient times through World War II, this collection reveals the grand corpus of thought, beliefs, and customs unique to the Korean people. Volume I features three major periods of Korean history: the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla (57 B.C.--935), Koryo (918--1392), and Early Choson (1392-1600). Each section begins with a broad historical introduction to provide context and perspective, and contains representative writings from the era, with commentary, background, and analysis.
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