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The Resource Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions : Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty, James B. Palais

Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions : Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty, James B. Palais

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Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions : Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty
Title
Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions
Title remainder
Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty
Statement of responsibility
James B. Palais
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Language
eng
Summary
Seventeenth-century Korea was a country in crisis--successive invasions by Hideyoshi and the Manchus had rocked the Chosòn dynasty (1392-1910), which already was weakened by maladministration, internecine bureaucratic factionalism, unfair taxation, concentration of wealth, military problems, and other ills. Yu Hyòngwòn (1622-1673, pen name, Pan'gye), a recluse scholar, responded to this time of chaos and uncertainty by writing his modestly titled Pan'gye surok (The Jottings of Pan'gye), 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 Hyòngwòn's mammoth, pivotal text to examine the development and shape of the major institutions of Chosòn 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 Yu's 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 Yu's 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
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1934-2006
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Palais, James B.
Dewey number
320.9519/09/032
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1842
LC item number
.P33 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Korean studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
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  • Yu, Hyŏng-wŏn
  • Confucianism and state
  • Korea
  • Sirhak school
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Confucianism and state
  • Politics and government
  • Sirhak school
  • Korea
  • HISTORY / Asia / Korea
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Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions : Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty, James B. Palais
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Confucian statecraft in the founding of Chosŏn -- The disintegration of the early Chosŏn system to 1592 -- Post-Imjin developments in military defense and the economy -- Remolding the ruling class through education and schools -- New schools: conservative restraints on radicalism -- Slavery: the slow path to abolition -- Land reform: compromises with the well-field model -- Redistributing wealth through land reform -- Late Chosŏn land reform proposals -- The royal division model: rotating duty soldiers and support taxpayers -- The debate over the military training agency, 1651-82 -- The search for alternative modes of military finance -- Military reorganization, weapons, and walls -- The military service system, 1682-1870 -- The king and his court -- Reforming the central beaurocracy -- Personnel policy -- Provincial and local administration -- The community compact system (Hyangyak) -- Yu Hyŏng-wŏn's community compact regulations -- Tribute and Taedong reform -- The Taedong model for official salaries and expenses -- Copper cash and the monetary system -- Yu Hyŏng-wŏn's analysis of currency -- A cycle of inflation and deflation -- Cash and economic change after 1731
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910935346
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780295805115
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 828470
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(OCoLC)910935346
Label
Confucian statecraft and Korean Institutions : Yu Hyŏngwŏn and the late Chosŏn Dynasty, James B. Palais
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confucian statecraft in the founding of Chosŏn -- The disintegration of the early Chosŏn system to 1592 -- Post-Imjin developments in military defense and the economy -- Remolding the ruling class through education and schools -- New schools: conservative restraints on radicalism -- Slavery: the slow path to abolition -- Land reform: compromises with the well-field model -- Redistributing wealth through land reform -- Late Chosŏn land reform proposals -- The royal division model: rotating duty soldiers and support taxpayers -- The debate over the military training agency, 1651-82 -- The search for alternative modes of military finance -- Military reorganization, weapons, and walls -- The military service system, 1682-1870 -- The king and his court -- Reforming the central beaurocracy -- Personnel policy -- Provincial and local administration -- The community compact system (Hyangyak) -- Yu Hyŏng-wŏn's community compact regulations -- Tribute and Taedong reform -- The Taedong model for official salaries and expenses -- Copper cash and the monetary system -- Yu Hyŏng-wŏn's analysis of currency -- A cycle of inflation and deflation -- Cash and economic change after 1731
Control code
910935346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805115
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 828470
  • 22573/ctvct7bt3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910935346

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