Summary: This is the most comprehensive and authoritative English-language anthology of primary source material on Korean civilization ever assembled. Encompassing social, intellectual, religious, and literary traditions, this volume covers the seventeenth century to the modern period. Contemporary histories, social documents, Buddhist scripture, philosophical treatises, and popular literature selected for this book reflect the dynasties and eras that helped fashion the late
Choson (1600-1860) and Modern (1860-1945) periods.
Summary: This is the most comprehensive and authoritative English-language anthology of primary source material on Korean civilization ever assembled. Encompassing social, intellectual, religious, and literary traditions, this volume covers the seventeenth century to the modern period. Contemporary histories, social documents, Buddhist scripture, philosophical treatises, and popular literature selected for this book reflect the dynasties and eras that helped fashion the late Choson (1600-1860) and Modern (1860-1945) periods. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Columbia University Press Year Published: 1996 International: No
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Lee, Peter H. : University of California-Los Angeles
Peter H. Lee is Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Although the vital role of Korea in East Asia has become increasingly recognized in recent years, its history and culture have not drawn the attention they deserve. The Sourcebook of Korean Civilization should go a long way toward remedying the lack of reliable source material translated into English. We are fortunate that Peter Lee and his colleagues have been willing to devote their great scholarly talents to the compiling of such a rich anthology, presenting a wide range of materials on Korean history, society, religion, and thought."
--Wm. Theodore de Bary, Columbia University
"The table of contents is, frankly, awesome. This is incomparably advanced beyond anything available in English. The editors are established authorities in their areas.... This book and the scholarship contained in its various introductions and the selections of texts will exercise a greater influence on the field than any other simply because it is a book that virtually everyone will use and rely on for a ling time to come."
--Michael C. Kalton, University of Washington, Tacoma
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