Sources Of Korean Tradition

Sources Of Korean Tradition

by Yongho Ch'Oe
     
 

Modeled after the classic Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Indian Tradition, this collection of seminal primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from the sixteenth century to the present day lays the groundwork for understanding Korean civilization and demonstrates how

Overview

Modeled after the classic Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Japanese Tradition, and Sources of Indian Tradition, this collection of seminal primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from the sixteenth century to the present day lays the groundwork for understanding Korean civilization and demonstrates how leading intellectuals and public figures in Korea have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they lived in.

The selections range from the mid- and late Chosôn dynasty in the sixteenth century, through the encounter with the West and imperialist Japan in the late ninteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the political and cultural events in South and North Korea since 1945—ending with President Kim Taejung's 1998 inaugural address.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of Asian Studies

An invaluable guide for students of Korea in any discipline as well as for scholars and students of East Asia for many years to come.

Korean Studies

A monumental accomplishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231120302
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Introduction to Asian Civilizations Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Yôngho Ch'oe is professor of history at the University of Hawaii.

Peter H. Lee is professor of Korean and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University.

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