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The Resource The annals of King T'aejo : founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty, translated and annotated by Choi Byonghyon

The annals of King T'aejo : founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty, translated and annotated by Choi Byonghyon

Label
The annals of King T'aejo : founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty
Title
The annals of King T'aejo
Title remainder
founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty
Statement of responsibility
translated and annotated by Choi Byonghyon
Creator
Contributor
Annotator
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Never before translated into English, this official history of the reign of King T'aejo--founder of Korea's long, illustrious Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910 CE)--is a unique resource for reconstructing life in late-fourteenth-century Korea. Its narrative of a ruler's rise to power includes a wealth of detail not just about politics and war but also about religion, astronomy, and the arts. The military general Yi Sŏnggye, posthumously named T'aejo, assumed the throne in 1392. During his seven-year reign, T'aejo instituted reforms and established traditions that would carry down through the centuries. These included service to Korea's overlord, China, and other practices reflecting China's influence over the peninsula: creation of a bureaucracy based on civil service examinations, a shift from Buddhism to Confucianism, and official records of the deeds of kings, which in the Confucian tradition were an important means of educating succeeding generations. A remarkable compilation process for the sillok, or "veritable records," was instituted to ensure the authority of the annals. Historiographers were present for every royal audience and wrote down each word that was uttered. They were strictly forbidden to divulge the contents of their daily drafts, however--even the king himself could not view the records with impunity. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
T'aejo sillok
Dewey number
951.9/02
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Korean
LC call number
DS913.15
LC item number
.T33813 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Choi, Byonghyon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • T'aejo
  • Korea
Label
The annals of King T'aejo : founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty, translated and annotated by Choi Byonghyon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
First year of reign (1392). Book I ; Book II -- Second year of reign (1393). Book III ; Book IV -- Third year of reign (1394). Book V ; Book VI -- Fourth year of reign (1395). Book VII ; Book VIII -- Fifth year of reign (1396). Book IX ; Book X -- Sixth year of reign (1397). Book XI ; Book XII -- Seventh year of reign (1398). Book XIII ; Book XIV ; Book XV
Control code
861478328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 1028 pages
Isbn
9780674281301
Lccn
2013040219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)861478328
Label
The annals of King T'aejo : founder of Korea's Chosŏn dynasty, translated and annotated by Choi Byonghyon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
First year of reign (1392). Book I ; Book II -- Second year of reign (1393). Book III ; Book IV -- Third year of reign (1394). Book V ; Book VI -- Fourth year of reign (1395). Book VII ; Book VIII -- Fifth year of reign (1396). Book IX ; Book X -- Sixth year of reign (1397). Book XI ; Book XII -- Seventh year of reign (1398). Book XIII ; Book XIV ; Book XV
Control code
861478328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 1028 pages
Isbn
9780674281301
Lccn
2013040219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)861478328

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