Sources of Korean Tradition

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Edited by Yôngho Ch'oe, Peter H. Lee, and Wm. Theodore de Bary

Columbia University Press

Sources of Korean Tradition

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Pub Date: February 2001

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Sources of Korean Tradition

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Edited by Yôngho Ch'oe, Peter H. Lee, and Wm. Theodore de Bary

Columbia University Press

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.
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. Journal of Asian Studies
A monumental accomplishment. Korean Studies
4. Middle and Late Choson
Introduction
20: Politics
21: Education
Local Education
Women's Education
Family Instructions
Etiquette and Household Management
22: Reform Proposals
Land Reform
Currency and a Growing Market Economy
Technology
23: The Encounter with the West
The Western Calendar
Criticism of Catholicism
The Persecution of Catholicism
24: Society
Community Compacts
Slavery
Secondary Sons
Inheritance Practices
Government Corruption
Popular Unrest
25: Culture and National Identity
New Perspectives on History
Literature, Music, and Song
26: Neo-Confucian Philosophy
The Horak Controversy
The Continuing Debate Over Principle and Material Force
Wang Yang-ming in Korea
5. The Modern Period
Introduction
27: Domestic Disquiet and Foreign Threats
Internal Reforms Under the Taewongun
Western Incursions
28: Negative Responses to Western Civilization
The Emergence of the Tonghak Religion
The Defense of Confucian Orthodoxy
29: Development of Enlightenment Thought
Learning from the West
Leaders of the 1884 Coup
30: The Tonghak Uprisings and the Kabo Reforms
The 1894 Uprisings
Reforms from Above, 1894--1895
31: The Independence Club and the People's Assembly
The Independent and the Independence Club
Demands for Democratic Reform
32: Patriotic Movements
The Righteous Army Movement
The Patriotic Enlightenment Movement
Establishing Relations with Foreign Countries
33: National Culture During the Colonial Period
The Study of Korean History
The Study of the Korean Language and Hangul
Development of New Literature
Developments in Religion
34: The Nationalist Movement
The March First Movement
Strategies for Regaining National Independence
Demand for International Recognition
35: The Communist Movement
Radical Political Organizations
Communist Military Organizations
36: Korea Since 1945
Liberation and Division
Korean War
Politics and Economy in South Korea
North Korea
Two Koreas
Foreign Relations
Religions
Education
Kim Ku and Korean Nationalism
Pak Chonghui and Economic Development in South Korea
Kim Chiha and Protest Against Authoritarian Rule
Ham Sokhon and the Suffering of Korea
Songch'ol and the Great Debate in Korean Buddhism
Kim Ilsong [Kim Il Sung] and Chuch'e (Juch'e) Thought in North Korea
Dialogues Between North and South Korea
Kim Taejung [Kim Daejung] and his Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in South Korea

About 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 (1919–2017) was John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and provost emeritus of Columbia University.