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The Confucian kingship in Korea : Yŏngjo and the politics of sagacity

The Confucian kingship in Korea : Yŏngjo and the politics of sagacity

Author: JaHyun Kim Haboush
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Series: Studies in Asian culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Neo-Confucian kingship was based on the ideal of the sage king, an ordinary human being rendered supreme through his extraordinary virtue. The eighteenth-century Korean ruler Yongjo, one of that country's most illustrious, yet most tragic rulers, is a fascinating example of the Neo-Confucian sage kingship. In this book, JaHyun Kim Haboush provides an introduction to traditional Korean culture through the story  Read more...

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Named Person: Yŏngjo, King of Korea; Yongjo, King of Korea; Yŏngjo, King of Korea; Yŏngjo, Chosŏn koning
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: JaHyun Kim Haboush
ISBN: 0231066570 9780231066570 0231066562 9780231066563
OCLC Number: 47254811
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published as: A heritage of kings. 1988.
"Contains a new preface reflecting new discoveries and updated scholarship"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: xvi, 329 pages : genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Confucian kingship and royal authority in the Yi monarchy --
Yongjo's reign: images of sagehood --
Yongjo's rule: politics of patriarchy --
Yongjo's court: magnificent harmony --
Yongjo's tragedy: the prince of mournful thoughts.
Series Title: Studies in Asian culture.
Other Titles: Heritage of kings
Yŏngjo and the politics of sagacity
Responsibility: JaHyun Kim Haboush.


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