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Author Breuker, Remco E., 1972-
Title Establishing a pluralist society in medieval Korea, 918-1170 : history, ideology and identity in the Koryŏ dynasty / by Remco E. Breuker.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Author Breuker, Remco E., 1972-
Series Brill's Korean studies library ; v. 1.
Brill's Korean studies library.
Subject National characteristics, Korean.
Korea -- History -- Koryŏ period, 935-1392.
Korea -- Social conditions -- To 1500.
Korea -- Intellectual life -- To 1500.
Korea -- Civilization -- 935-1392.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 484 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-471) and index.
Summary This book offers no less than a radically different view of the Koryŏ state. Until now scholarship failed to recognize the complicated historical descent, byzantine international relations and multiple incommensurable worldviews of the early Korean Koryŏ state (918-1170). Instead, it subjected these to reductionist categories favouring reified particulars over broader views. Asking how Koryŏ meaningfully dealt with its environment, Remco Breuker rejects the reduction of Koryŏ intellectual abundance to analytical categories, and emphasizes the functional importance of Koryŏ's pluralism.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preliminary Material / R. Breuker -- Introduction / R. Breuker -- Chapter One. Collective Names And Designations / R. Breuker -- Chapter Two. A Historic Territory In Koryo / R. Breuker -- Chapter Three. Shared Ideas Of Descent / R. Breuker -- Chapter Four. Tracing Legitimation / R. Breuker -- Chapter Five. The Koryo Ruler, Common Focus Of Obedience And Worship / R. Breuker -- Chapter Six. Koryo Diplomacy / R. Breuker -- Chapter Seven. Pluralist Literati In Koryo / R. Breuker -- Chapter Eight. The Origins Of Koryo Pluralism / R. Breuker -- Chapter Nine. The Oldest Extant History And The Perpetuation Of A Pluralist Past In Shared Memories And Histories / R. Breuker -- Chapter Ten. The Ten Injunctions / R. Breuker -- Chapter Eleven. Myoch'Ong's Challenge: The Bid For The 'Impossible Good' / R. Breuker -- Bibliography / R. Breuker -- Bibliography: Works In Classical Chinese / R. Breuker -- Index / R. Breuker.
ISBN 9789004190122 (electronic bk.)
9004190120 (electronic bk.)
9789004183254 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9004183256 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612786877
OCLC # 668211529
Additional Format Print version: Breuker, Remco E., 1972- Establishing a pluralist society in medieval Korea, 918-1170. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004183254 (DLC) 2010001510 (OCoLC)501404179.


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