Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institut

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Seventeenth-century Korea was a country in crisissuccessive invasions by Hideyoshi and the Manchus had rocked the Chosn dynasty (1392-1910), which already was weakened by maladministration, internecine bureaucratic factionalism, unfair taxation, con…
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    Seventeenth-century Korea was a country in crisissuccessive invasions by Hideyoshi and the Manchus had rocked the Chosn dynasty (1392-1910), which already was weakened by maladministration, internecine bureaucratic factionalism, unfair taxation, concentration of wealth, military problems, and other ills. Yu Hyngwn (16221673, pen name, Pangye), a recluse scholar, responded to this time of chaos and uncertainty by writing his modestly titled Pangye surok (The Jottings of Pangye), a virtual encyclopedia of Confucian statecraft, designed to support his plan for a revived and reformed Korean system of government.Although Yu was ignored in his own time by all but a few admirers and disciples, his ideas became prominent by the mid-eighteenth century as discussions were underway to solve problems in taxation, military service, and commercial activity. Yu has been viewed by Korean and Japanese scholars as a forerunner of modernization, but in Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions James B. Palais challenges this view, demonstrating that Yu was instead an outstanding example of the premodern tradition.Palais uses Yu Hyngwns mammoth, pivotal text to examine the development and shape of the major institutions of Chosn dynasty Korea. He has included a thorough treatment of the many Chinese classical and historical texts that Yu used as well as the available Korean primary sources and Korean and Japanese secondary scholarship. Palais traces the history of each of Yus subjects from the beginning of the dynasty and pursues developments through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He stresses both the classical and historical roots of Yus reform ideas and analyzes the nature and degree of proto-capitalistic changes, such as the use of metallic currency, the introduction of wage labor into the agrarian economy, the development of unregulated commercial activity, and the appearance of industries with more differentiation of labor.Because it contains much comparative material, Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions will be of interest to scholars of China and Japan, as well as to Korea specialists. It also has much to say to scholars of agrarian society, slavery, landholding systems, bureaucracy, and developing economies.Winner of the John Whitney Hall Book Prize, sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies

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    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2015
    Forlag
    University of Washington Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780295805115
    Sider
    1288

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