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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 36

The Confucian Transformation of Korea

A Study of Society and Ideology

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$29.95 • £26.95 • €27.95

ISBN 9780674160897

Publication Date: 06/01/1995


456 pages

11 line illustrations, 1 table

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series

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An epoch-making book for Asian studies.American Historical Review

Martina Deuchler’s latest contribution to our gradually growing historical literature on traditional Korea is a richly detailed and cogently argued treatment of the relationship between intellectual and social change from the Koryŏ (936–1392) through the mid-Chosŏn (1392–1910) dynasties. It is a complex and multi-layered study that is amenable to interpretation in a number of ways… [A] magnificent scholarly achievement.—John Duncan, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies

An outstanding contribution to our understanding of Chosŏn society and the power and implications of Confucian ritual. It offers insight into some of the most puzzling and disturbing features of Chosŏn society.London Journal of Asian Studies

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