HARVARD EAST ASIAN MONOGRAPHS
Cover: Culture and the State in Late Chosŏn Korea, from Harvard University PressCover: Culture and the State in Late Chosŏn Korea in PAPERBACK

Harvard East Asian Monographs 182

Culture and the State in Late Chosŏn Korea

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674007741

Publication Date: 02/01/2002

Short

328 pages

6 x 9 inches

3 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs > Harvard-Hallym Series on Korea

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Investigating the late sixteenth through the nineteenth century, this work looks at the shifting boundaries between the Chosŏn state and the adherents of Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, and popular religions. Seeking to define the meaning and constitutive elements of the hegemonic group and a particular marginalized community in this Confucian state, the contributors argue that the power of each group and the space it occupied were determined by a dynamic interaction of ideology, governmental policies, and the group’s self-perceptions.

Collectively, the volume counters the static view of the Korean Confucian state, elucidates its relationship to the wider Confucian community and religious groups, and suggests new views of the complex way in which each negotiated and adjusted its ideology and practices in response to the state’s activities.

The Harvard-Hallym Series on Korea, published by the Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, is supported by the Korean Institute of Harvard and Hallym University in Korea. The series is committed to the publication of outstanding new scholarly work on Korea, regardless of discipline, in both the humanities and the social sciences.

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.