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Sources of Korean Tradition


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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

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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.

About the Author

Yongho 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.


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

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