Sources of Korean Tradition

Pub Date: November 1996

ISBN: 9780231105675

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: November 1996

ISBN: 9780231105668

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Pub Date: November 1996

ISBN: 9780231515313

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Sources of Korean Tradition

From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Columbia University Press

A monumental accomplishment. Korean Studies
Beginning scholars of Asian Studies...will find this a challenging but worthwhile book to read. Korean Quarterly
Explanatory Note
Part I. Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla
1. Origins of korean culture
2. The Rise of the Three Kingdoms
3. The Introduction of Buddhism
4. Consolidation of the State
5. The Rise of Buddhism
6. Poetry and Song
7. Local Clans and the Rise of the Meditation School
Part II. Koryo
8. Early Koryo Political Structure
9. Koryo Society
10. Military Rule and Late Koryo Reform
11. Buddhism: The Ch'ont'ae and Chogye Schools
12. Popular Beliefs and Confucianists
Part III. Early Choson
13. Founding the Choson Dynasty
14. Political Thought in Early Choson
15. Culture
16. Social Life
17. Economy
18. Thought
19. Buddhism

About the Author

Peter H. Lee is Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Songs of Flying Dragons: A Critical Reading; A Korean Storyteller's Miscellany; and Pine River and Lone Peak.Wm. Theodore de Bary is John Mitchell Mason Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus of Columbia University. He is the compiler of Sources of Chinese Tradition and Sources of Japanese Tradition, and editor of The Rise of Neo-Confucianism in Korea, all published by Columbia University Press.