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Harvard East Asian Monographs 281

Between Dreams and Reality

The Military Examination in Late Chosŏn Korea, 1600-1894

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674025028

Publication Date: 05/31/2007


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 maps, 7 line art, 5 black and white halftones

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

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  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Early Military Examination System
  • 2. The Rise of a Military Aristocracy
  • 3. Local Elites and the Military Examination
  • 4. Yanghan Cohesiveness and the Chosŏn Dynasty
  • 5. Nonelites and the Military Examination
  • Conclusion: The State and the Military Examination System
  • Appendix A. Highest Achievements of Military Examination Passers from Elite Military Lines, 1592–1894
  • Appendix B. New Local Military Competitions from the Reigns of Sukchong through Yongjo, 1674–1776
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Character List
  • Index

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