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A Korean scholar's rude awakening in Qing China : Pak Chega's discourse on northern learning

Author: Che-ga Pak; Byonghyon Choi; Seung B Kye; Timothy V Atkinson
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2019]
Series: Korean classics library., Historical materials.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two years after Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations was published in 1776, Pak Chega’s (1750–1805) Discourse on Northern Learning appeared on the opposite corner of the globe. Both books presented notions of wealth and the economy for critical review: the former caused a stir across Europe, the latter influenced only a modest group of Chosŏn (1392–1897) Korea scholars and other intellectuals. Nevertheless, the ideas of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Che-ga Pak; Byonghyon Choi; Seung B Kye; Timothy V Atkinson
ISBN: 9780824877934 0824877934
OCLC Number: 1079411732
Language Note: Translated from Korean.
Description: ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Note on the translation. Part 1 Translators' introduction. Part 2 Translation : A discourse on northern learning : Author's preface --
Preface / Pak Chiwŏn --
Preface / Sŏ Myŏngŭng --
Inner chapters --
Outer chapters --
Memorial of 1786. A discourse on norther learning presented to his majesty in response to a royal decree (1798). Appendix: the life of Pak Chega: a chronology --
NOtes --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Korean classics library., Historical materials.
Other Titles: Pukhagŭi.
Responsibility: translated and annotated by Byonghyon Choi, Seung B. Kye, and Timothy V. Atkinson.

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Two years after Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations was published in 1776, Pak Chega's (1750-1805) Discourse on Northern Learning appeared on the opposite corner of the globe. In a series of short essays,  Read more...

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