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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, Yongho Ch'oe, Wm. Theodore de de Bary, Hugh H. W. Kang
 

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ISBN-10: 0231105673

ISBN-13: 9780231105675

Pub. Date: 11/14/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

Overview

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.

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:
1,375,407
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefaceExplanatory NoteContributorsPart I. Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla1. Origins of korean culture2. The Rise of the Three Kingdoms3. The Introduction of Buddhism4. Consolidation of the State5. The Rise of Buddhism6. Poetry and Song7. Local Clans and the Rise of the Meditation SchoolPart II. KoryoIntroduction8. Early Koryo Political Structure9. Koryo Society10. Military Rule and Late Koryo Reform11. Buddhism: The Ch'ont'ae and Chogye Schools12. Popular Beliefs and ConfucianistsPart III. Early ChosonIntroduction13. Founding the Choson Dynasty14. Political Thought in Early Choson15. Culture16. Social Life17. Economy18. Thought19. BuddhismNotes Bibliography Index

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