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Capturing History through a Person

Sun Joo Kim

in Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter lays out the main themes, methodologies, sources, and aims of the book. Yi Sihang was chosen for this study because he was sensitive to regional issues and his writings are early ... More


Korea at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Don Baker and Franklin Rausch

in Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866266
eISBN:
9780824875633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866266.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains the traditional philosophical and religious tradition of Korea in order to elucidate what a radical challenge Christianity posed when it entered Korea at the end of the 18th ... More


Guests of Lineage Houses: Tourist Commoditization of Confucian Cultural Heritage in Korea

Okpyo Moon

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Old lineage houses are material embodiments of yangban cultural heritage of the Chosŏn period and of the Confucian tradition that yangban culture is believed to have enacted. It is perhaps because so ... More


The Familiar Dead: The Creation of an Intimate Afterlife in Early Chosŏn Korea

Milan Hejtmanek

in Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter addresses the need to appease the dead in a Neo-Confucian context. In the Chosŏn dynasty heightened notions of piety required male members of yangban (upper-status elites) families to ... More


The 38th Parallax: Nakagami in /and Korea

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at Nakagami’s involvement in conferences and journalistic discourses about Korea, him being one of the few Japanese scholars who communicated with Korean intellectuals following ... More


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