The kingdom of Silla (traditional dates, 57 BCE–935 CE), centred on present-day Kyŏngju in southeastern Korea, gradually expanded to control most of the Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River. Silla was initially one...
SeoKyung Han (PhD, philosophy, State University of New York at Binghampton) explores the book culture and history of antiquity through premodern East Asia. She focuses on how the Buddhist sutras and the (Neo-)Confucian classics were secularized and popularized across eras and regions and how women engaged in reproducing those authorial texts, not only as narrative object but also as author and/or as audience (reader and listener) of the texts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...WHEN THE EIGTH king, Yejong (r. 1468-1469), of the Chosŏn dynasty of Korea (1392-1910) unexpectedly passed away, Queen Dowager Chŏnghŭ i (1418-1483) was with him in the king’s quarter, or Kangnyŏng chŏn (Hall of Health and Peace). The queen...
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