Sources of Korean Tradition: Volume One: From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century

Sources of Korean Tradition: Volume One: From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century

by Peter H. Lee
     
 

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Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times through the sixteenth century. Sources of Korean Tradition is arranged according to the major epochs of

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Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times through the sixteenth century. Sources of Korean Tradition is arranged according to the major epochs of Korean history, including sections on: Korean culture - its origins, writing, education, poetry, song, social life, and rituals; religion - the rise of Buddhism and Confucianism; the economy - the land, agriculture, commerce, and currency; and its changing political structures.

A superb collection by the foremost scholars in the field, Sources of Korean Tradition is supplemented by a bibliography and prefaces by both editors. An impressive storehouse for the grand corpus of thought, beliefs, and customs held by people of Korea for centuries, this volume is a valuable companion for those interested in the history of Korea and East Asian studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Korean Studies

A monumental accomplishment.

Korean Quarterly

Beginning scholars of Asian Studies...will find this a challenging but worthwhile book to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231105675
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/14/1996
Series:
Introduction to Asian Civilizations Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,109,273
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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