Sources of Korean Tradition: Volume 2: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries / Edition 1

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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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231120319
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/2001
  • Series: Introduction to Asian Civilizations Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 766,409
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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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Table of Contents

4. Middle and Late ChosonIntroduction20: Politics21: EducationLocal EducationWomen's EducationFamily InstructionsEtiquette and Household Management22: Reform ProposalsLand ReformCurrency and a Growing Market EconomyTechnology23: The Encounter with the WestThe Western CalendarCriticism of CatholicismThe Persecution of Catholicism24: SocietyCommunity CompactsSlaverySecondary SonsInheritance PracticesGovernment CorruptionPopular Unrest25: Culture and National IdentityNew Perspectives on HistoryLiterature, Music, and Song26: Neo-Confucian PhilosophyThe Horak ControversyThe Continuing Debate Over Principle and Material ForceWang Yang-ming in Korea5. The Modern PeriodIntroduction27: Domestic Disquiet and Foreign ThreatsInternal Reforms Under the TaewongunWestern Incursions28: Negative Responses to Western CivilizationThe Emergence of the Tonghak ReligionThe Defense of Confucian Orthodoxy29: Development of Enlightenment ThoughtLearning from the WestLeaders of the 1884 Coup30: The Tonghak Uprisings and the Kabo ReformsThe 1894 UprisingsReforms from Above, 1894--189531: The Independence Club and the People's AssemblyThe Independent and the Independence ClubDemands for Democratic Reform32: Patriotic MovementsThe Righteous Army MovementThe Patriotic Enlightenment MovementEstablishing Relations with Foreign Countries33: National Culture During the Colonial PeriodThe Study of Korean HistoryThe Study of the Korean Language and HangulDevelopment of New LiteratureDevelopments in Religion34: The Nationalist MovementThe March First MovementStrategies for Regaining National IndependenceDemand for International Recognition35: The Communist MovementRadical Political OrganizationsCommunist Military Organizations36: Korea Since 1945Liberation and DivisionKorean WarPolitics and Economy in South KoreaNorth KoreaTwo KoreasForeign RelationsReligionsEducationKim Ku and Korean NationalismPak Chonghui and Economic Development in South KoreaKim Chiha and Protest Against Authoritarian RuleHam Sokhon and the Suffering of KoreaSongch'ol and the Great Debate in Korean BuddhismKim Ilsong [Kim Il Sung] and Chuch'e (Juch'e) Thought in North KoreaDialogues Between North and South KoreaKim Taejung [Kim Daejung] and his Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in South Korea

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