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Sources of Korean Tradition - (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) Abridged by Peter Lee & Yôngho Ch'oe & Wm Theodore de Bary (Paperback)

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Edition: Abridged

Number of Pages: 512

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Asia

Series Title: Introduction to Asian Civilizations

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Korea

Author: Peter Lee & Yôngho Ch'oe & Wm Theodore de Bary

Language: English

TCIN: 78196845
UPC: 9780231120319
Item Number (DPCI): 247-31-1781


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.

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