Sources of Korean Tradition From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0231105673
ISBN-13: 9780231105675
Edition: 1997 (Abridged)
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Description: Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times  More...

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/21/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 466
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume I, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korea from ancient times through the sixteenth century. Sources of Korean Tradition is arranged according to the major epochs of Korean history, including sections on: Korean culture - its origins, writing, education, poetry, song, social life, and rituals; religion - the rise of Buddhism and Confucianism; the economy - the land, agriculture, commerce, and currency; and its changing political structures. A superb collection by the foremost scholars in the field, Sources of Korean Tradition is supplemented by a bibliography and prefaces by both editors. An impressive storehouse for the grand corpus of thought, beliefs, and customs held by people of Korea for centuries, this volume is a valuable companion for those interested in the history of Korea and East Asian studies.

Y�ngho 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.

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 Traditionand Sources of Japanese Tradition, and editor of The Rise of Neo-Confucianism in Korea, all published by Columbia University Press.

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