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The Annals of King T aejo: Founder of Korea s Choson Dynasty (Hardback)

Choi Byonghyon

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ISBN 10: 0674281306 / ISBN 13: 9780674281301
Edité par HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2014
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Never before translated into English, this official history of the reign of King T aejo--founder of Korea s long, illustrious Choson dynasty (1392-1910 CE)--is a unique resource for reconstructing life in late-fourteenth-century Korea. Its narrative of a ruler s rise to power includes a wealth of detail not just about politics and war but also about religion, astronomy, and the arts.The military general Yi Songgye, posthumously named T aejo, assumed the throne in 1392. During his seven-year reign, T aejo instituted reforms and established traditions that would carry down through the centuries. These included service to Korea s overlord, China, and other practices reflecting China s influence over the peninsula: creation of a bureaucracy based on civil service examinations, a shift from Buddhism to Confucianism, and official records of the deeds of kings, which in the Confucian tradition were an important means of educating succeeding generations. A remarkable compilation process for the sillok, or veritable records, was instituted to ensure the authority of the annals. Historiographers were present for every royal audience and wrote down each word that was uttered. They were strictly forbidden to divulge the contents of their daily drafts, however--even the king himself could not view the records with impunity.Choi Byonghyon s translation of the first of Korea s dynastic histories, The Annals of King T aejo, includes an introduction and annotations. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780674281301

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Titre : The Annals of King T aejo: Founder of Korea ...

Éditeur : HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Never before translated into English, this official history of the reign of King T'aejo--founder of Korea's long, illustrious Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910 CE)--is a unique resource for reconstructing life in late-fourteenth-century Korea. Its narrative of a ruler's rise to power includes a wealth of detail not just about politics and war but also about religion, astronomy, and the arts.

The military general Yi Sŏnggye, posthumously named T'aejo, assumed the throne in 1392. During his seven-year reign, T'aejo instituted reforms and established traditions that would carry down through the centuries. These included service to Korea's overlord, China, and other practices reflecting China's influence over the peninsula: creation of a bureaucracy based on civil service examinations, a shift from Buddhism to Confucianism, and official records of the deeds of kings, which in the Confucian tradition were an important means of educating succeeding generations. A remarkable compilation process for the sillok, or "veritable records," was instituted to ensure the authority of the annals. Historiographers were present for every royal audience and wrote down each word that was uttered. They were strictly forbidden to divulge the contents of their daily drafts, however--even the king himself could not view the records with impunity.

Choi Byonghyon's translation of the first of Korea's dynastic histories, The Annals of King T'aejo, includes an introduction and annotations.

About the Author:

Choi Byonghyon is Professor of American Literature at Honam University.

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