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The Resource A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600 : the writings of Kang Hang, edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson

A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600 : the writings of Kang Hang, edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson

Label
A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600 : the writings of Kang Hang
Title
A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600
Title remainder
the writings of Kang Hang
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
Kang Hang was a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by an invading Japanese army during the Imjin War of 1592--1598. While in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his thoughts on human civilization, war, and the enemy's culture and society, acting in effect as a spy for his king. Arranged and printed in the seventeenth century as Kanyangnok, or The Record of a Shepherd, Kang's writings were extremely valuable to his government, offering new perspective on a society few Koreans had encountered in 150 years and new information on Japanese politics, culture, and military organization. In this complete, annotated translation of Kanyangnok, Kang ruminates on human behavior and the nature of loyalty during a time of war. A neo-Confucianist with a deep knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history, Kang drew a distinct line between the Confucian values of his world, which distinguished self, family, king, and country, and a foreign culture that practiced invasion and capture, and, in his view, was largely incapable of civilization. Relating the experiences of a former official who played an exceptional role in wartime and the rare voice of a Korean speaking plainly and insightfully on war and captivity, this volume enables a deeper appreciation of the phenomenon of war at home and abroad
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1567-1618
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kang, Hang
Dewey number
951.9/02
Index
index present
LC call number
DS913.45.K36
LC item number
A313 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
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  • Haboush, JaHyun Kim
  • Robinson, Kenneth R.
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  • Korea
  • Korea
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Japan
Label
A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600 : the writings of Kang Hang, edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
815043441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780231163705
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)815043441
Label
A Korean war captive in Japan, 1597-1600 : the writings of Kang Hang, edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
815043441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780231163705
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)815043441

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