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Sources of Korean Tradition From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

ISBN-10: 0231120311
ISBN-13: 9780231120319
Edition: 1997
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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 Chosn 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.

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.

Preface
Explanatory Note
Contributors
Middle and Late Choson
Introduction
Politics
On Factionalism
Youth, the Censorate, and the Intractability of Factional Disputes
A Reexamination of the Civil Service Examination System
False Forms of Confucian Scholarship
The Roots of Royal Authority
Moral Character and Geography
Eliminating Factionalism
Education
The Neo-Confucian Curriculum
Primer for Youth
Local Education
County Magistrate's Guide for Promoting Education
Women's Education
Instructions for the Inner Quarters
Instructions to My Daughter
Family Instructions
A Letter to My Nephew
Letters to His Sons
A Letter to My Son Hagyon
Etiquette and Household Management
Small Manners for Scholars (Sasojol)
Preface to Encyclopedia of Women's Daily Life
Reform Proposals
Land Reform
A Proposal for Land Reform
On the Equal-Field System
On Land
Currency and a Growing Market Economy
Proposing a Tribute Replacement Surtax
The Advantages of Using Cash
On Getting People to Use Cash
On Currency
Technology
The Benefits of Irrigation
On Revering China
On Agriculture and Sericulture
Memorial of 1786
Tools and Techniques
The Encounter with the West
The Western Calendar
Memorial on Western Calendrical Science
The Western-Style Calendar
On Giulio Aleni's World Geography
Criticism of Catholicism
Matteo Ricci's Catechism
European Values and European Education
A Conversation on Catholicism
The Persecution of Catholicism
How to Combat the Spread of Catholicism
An Appeal for Aid
A Confucian Defense of Catholicism
Sinify the Western Barbarians
Society
Community Compacts
Community Compact for Sowon County
Community Compact for Haeju County
The Revised Lu Family Community Compact
Slavery
Slaves
The Status System
Secondary Sons
Secondary Sons and Public Office
A Petition on Behalf of Secondary Sons
Inheritance Practices
Favoring Sons
Disinheriting Daughters
To a Daughter-in-Law
Government Corruption
Wicked Petty Officials
Popular Unrest
A Buddhist Rebellion
A Buddha Incarnate
Manifesto for the Hong Kyongnae Rebellion
Culture and National Identity
New Perspectives on History
On the Legitimacy of the Three Han
Parhae in Korean History
Literature, Music, and Song
Preface to Ch'onggu yongon
On Music
Neo-Confucian Philosophy
The Horak Controversy
Explanation of the Original Nature and the Physical Nature
Principle, Material Force, and Reality
Exclusive Reference
Mind and Material Force
The Continuing Debate Over Principle and Material Force
What the i/ki Debate Is Really All About
Wang Yang-ming in Korea
The Modern Period
Introduction
Domestic Disquiet and Foreign Threats
Internal Reforms Under the Taewongun
Preface to Proposals for Remedying Samjong
Political Reforms of the Taewongun
Western Incursions
Conflicts with the West
Negative Responses to Western Civilization
The Emergence of the Tonghak Religion
On Spreading Virtue
On Learning Truth
On Practicing Truth at Home
The Defense of Confucian Orthodoxy
Memorial to Express Private Thoughts
Three Memorials
Memorial Against Peace
Memorial Submitted by Ten Thousand Men
Development of Englightenment Thought
Learning from the West
Memorial on Current Tasks (1882)
Levels of Englightenment
Leaders of the 1884 Coup
Kapsin Reform Edict
Memorial
Memorial on Domestic Political Reforms
The Tonghak Uprisings and the Kabo Reforms
The 1894 Uprisings
A Call to Arms Issued at Paeksan
The Tonghak Peasant Army Manifesto at Mujang
Twelve Reforms Proclaimed by the Tonghak Overseer's Office
The Tonghak Proclamation to Soldiers and Civilians
Interrogation of Chon Pongjun, First Session (9 February 1895)
Reforms from Above, 1894-1895
Kabo Reform Edicts
The King's Fourteen-Article Oath
The Independence Club and the People's Assembly
The Independent and the Independence Club
Inaugural Message of The Independent
Essay on the Korean Language
Essay on Working Only for Korea
Essay Against War
Demands for Democratic Reform
Memorial on National Salvation
Six Proposals Submitted by a Joint Assembly of Officials and People
People Are the Masters
Patriotic Movements
The Righteous Army Movement
An Appeal to Arms
Open Letter to Ito Hirobumi
The Patriotic Enlightenment Movement
The Spirit of Independence
Establishing Relations with Foreign Countries
Manifesto of the Korean Association for Self-Strengthening
Manifesto of the New People's Association of Korea
Essay on Education
Essay on Technological Innovation
We Wail Today
Essay on Korean Language and Letters
National Culture During the Colonial Period
The Study of Korean History
What Is History? What Shall We Study in Korean History?
New Challenges for a Nation with Old Culture
The Study of the Korean Language and Hangul
Inaugural Editorial for Hangul
Development of New Literature
"Does Spring Come to Stolen Fields?"
"When That Day Comes"
Developments in Religion
Inaugural Editorial in Biblical Korea
On Revitalizing Korean Buddhism
The Nationalist Movement
The March First Movement
Declaration of Independence
Provisional Constitution of the Korean Government in Exile
Provisional Constitution of the Korean Republic
Strategies for Regaining National Independence
The Korean Congress in the U.S.: An Appeal to America
Grand Strategy for Independence
Declaration of Korean Revolution
Declaration of the Korean Restoration Army
Demand for International Recognition
Provisional Government of the Korean Republic: Declaration of War on Japan (9 December 1941)
The Communist Movement
Radical Political Organizations
Manifesto of the Korean Communist Party in Shanghai
Slogans of the Korean Communist Party
Platform of Action of the Korean Communist Party
Communist Military Organizations
Declaration of the Korean Fatherland Restoration Association in Manchuria
Programs and Platforms of the North China Korean Independence League
Korea Since 1945
Liberation and Division
Korean War
Politics and Economy in South Korea
North Korea
Two Koreas
Foreign Relations
Religions
Education
The Constitution of the Republic of Korea, 1948
President Syngman Rhee's Inaugural Address, 15 August 1948
Kim Ku (1876-1949) and Korean Nationalism
"My Wish"
Declaration of the Seoul National University Students Association, April 1960
Pak Chonghui [Park Chung Hee] and Economic Development in South Korea
To Build a Nation
Kim Chiha and Protest Against Authoritarian Rule
"Five Bandits"
Ham Sokhon and the Suffering of Korea
The Meaning of Suffering
Songch'ol and the Great Debate in Korean Buddhism
Introduction to The Right Way of Son
Kim Ilsong [Kim Il Sung] and Chuch'e (Juch'e) Thought in North Korea
"On Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and Establishing Juch'e [Chuch'e] in Ideological Work"
Dialogues Between North and South Korea
North-South Joint Communique, Issued on 4 July 1972
Agreement on Reconciliation, Nonaggression, and Exchanges and Cooperation Between the North and the South, Signed on 13 December 1991 and to Become Effective as of 19 February 1992
Kim Taejung [Kim Dae Jung] and His Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in South Korea
Prison Writings
"My Country, My Aspiration"
Presidential Inaugural Address, February 1998
Bibliography
Index

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