RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Filial Piety, Crown Prince, Meritocracy

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Published on 11 Jun 2012
Course
Joseon/Choson Confucianism
Choson Period
1392-1910
During the Ming and Ch'ing in China
Decline of the Goryo
Land disputes with Ming and Mongols
General Yi Seong-gye
King Taejo of Joseon
New capital
Hanyang (now Seoul)
Tributary state of China
Joseon kings, Ming emperors
Acceptance of the political authority of China
Must pay annual tribute, Chinese is the official language, Chinese calendar in use,
etc
King Taejo was refused recognition by Ming
His son was not recognized either
Only in the time of the 3rd king that he was
4th king
Sejong
All of Worthies
Invention of Han'gul
23 character alphabet
Phonographs, not ideographs
The people's language
Self-stricking water-clock
Water flows out of chamber and there's a device that makes it ring every hour
Sun-dial
Copper font movable type printing
Imjin War
1592-1597
Japan invasion
Admiral Yi Sunsin
Turtle ship
Fought the Japanese on the sea, before they landed on Korean lands
Military stratagem
Korean pottery
Potters were kidnapped and taken to Japan
Manchu Invasion
1636
Invasion of Joseon
Choson becomes Manchu tributary state
1662
Invasion of China
External stresses
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