By Kyung Moon Hwang
A heritage of Korea
by Kyung Moon Hwang
Length: 328 pages
A concise, energetic background of Korea,which explores the richness of Korean civilization from the traditional period via to the jarring transformation that led to targeted trajectories throughout the smooth global. Chapters circulate either chronologically and thematically, protecting topics akin to id, gender and family.
'Hwang increases questions at each flip and demanding situations the reader to have interaction with concerns that lively earlier generations, matters that quandary us at the present time, and matters that impinge on our collective destiny in a global the place Korea and Koreans matter.' - James B. Lewis, Lecturer in Korean background, collage of Oxford
About the Author
KYUNG MOON HWANG is affiliate Professor within the division of background on the collage of Southern California, united states. he's the writer of past delivery: Social prestige within the Emergence of contemporary Korea (Harvard collage Press, 2004).
Review from Amazon
Excellent textbook of Korean background with a unprecedented periodical stability: I used this ebook for my introductory direction on Korean tradition, which coated from the Tan'gun fable via hallyu (the Korean Wave). It did a superb activity as a heritage examining, and my scholars really loved interpreting it, too. The booklet has 3 major strengths. so far as i will inform, it deals a such a lot up-to-date account of significant debates within the box. additionally, reflective of the services of its writer, a Harvard-educated, comprehensive historian of early sleek Korea, the ebook has its chapters lightly divided among premodern and smooth sessions. this can be a infrequent advantage that has been missing in earlier one-volume Korean historical past textbooks. actually, this accomplished assurance was once the most cause I followed it as my textbook within the first position, after having used different significant titles. eventually, I believe my scholars that the writer is a superb storyteller. He manages to supply an in-depth account of every interval via a concise and well-chosen episode. As an teacher, i'm rather pleased that this booklet got here out.
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43 Even in London, however, interrogatories enquiring about worth diminished more quickly than the overall numbers of causes. This decline was a product of the reduced use of interrogatories in general and of the stipulation of other measures of wealth such as rents, and contributions to rates and taxes, as well as the relatively more frequent incidence of enquiries about how witnesses maintained themselves. The ‘worth’ of witnesses, estimated with reference to the net value of their moveable goods, was, therefore, deemed particularly significant to the process of evaluating witness credibility in the church courts from the later sixteenth century.
As Also, All the Names of Men and Women in Latin; with the Day of the Date, the Several Sums of Mondy, and the Additions of the Several Trades or Employments in their Proper Cases, as they Stand in Obligations (1664), 272–5. 46 The compilation of this data set was funded by a research grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (RES-000-23-1111) and completed with the assistance of Dr Judith Spicksley. A version of the data set, entitled ‘The “Worth” of Witnesses in the English Church Courts, 1550– 1728’, and details of the collection policy that determined its fields, are available from the UK Data Archive.
It is clear that labouring for a living carried negative connotations, necessitated by a lack of goods on which to live and entailing dependence on the patronage of others. In response, labouring people asserted creditworthiness on the basis of their industriousness, in terms that anticipated discourses of improvement that subsequently emerged in print during the commonwealth period. Notwithstanding the celebration of industriousness, labouring for a living was easily disputed as a source of self-sufficiency on account of its strong associations with service.
A History of Korea by Kyung Moon Hwang