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Harvard East Asian Monographs 159

Politics and Policy in Traditional Korea

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$17.50 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674687714

Publication Date: 12/01/1991


408 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 map, 13 tables

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Throne: Problems in the Establishment of Monarchic and Dynastic Power
  • 3. Merit and Priviledge in the Recruitment of Men
  • 4. Land Distribution and Taxation
  • 5. The Household Cloth Tax
  • 6. The Abolition of the Private Academies
  • 7. Reform of the Grain Loan System
  • 8. Monetary Policy
  • 9. Consensus Destroyed: The Retirement of the Taewongun
  • 10. The Abolition of Ch’ing Cash
  • 11. Maintaining the Status Quo
  • 12. The Clamor for the Recall of the Taewongun: The Politics of Dissent
  • 13. The Debate over Accommodation with Japan
  • 14. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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