History 1601E Lecture Notes - Emperor Wu Of Han, Altaic Languages, Lelang Commandery

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October 26, 2010
Early Korea
Prehistory
Koreans claim to have a 5000 year history
First 2000 years lost in legend
Pottery evidence suggests contact with northern and southern China
Koreans were hunters, fishers, and farmers
Chiefs and female shamans important*
Males dominating political aspect, females dominating spiritual aspect
Language
Korean is a monotone, polysyllabic, highly inflected, and hierarchal language
Agglutinative (words formed by gluing various particles together)
SOV (subject-object-verb)
Closest relation to Altaic languages (Manchu, Mongol, Turkish)
Grammar similar to Japanese
Conjugations based on mood, tone, respect etc
Shamanism
Native religion of Korea
Shows links to north Asia
Heavens and earth infused with spirits and gods
Shamans are intermediaries between spirits and humans
Female shamans (mudang) particularly important
Foundation Myths
Tan’gun, legendary founder of Korean kingdom of Choson
Kija, a Chinese sage said to have founded Choson in 1122 BCE
Silla legend of Pak Hyokkose; born out of an egg
Wiman Choson (194-108 BCE)
First recognisable state in Korea
Ruled by Chinese refugees
Conquered by Han Wudi
One commandery (known as Lelang or Nangnang) based in Pyongyang ruled by China until early
300’s CE
Main bridge between Korean and Chinese culture
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Koreans claim to have a 5000 year history. Pottery evidence suggests contact with northern and southern china. Males dominating political aspect, females dominating spiritual aspect. Korean is a monotone, polysyllabic, highly inflected, and hierarchal language. Agglutinative (words formed by gluing various particles together) Closest relation to altaic languages (manchu, mongol, turkish) Conjugations based on mood, tone, respect etc. Heavens and earth infused with spirits and gods. Shamans are intermediaries between spirits and humans. Tan"gun, legendary founder of korean kingdom of choson. Kija, a chinese sage said to have founded choson in 1122 bce. Silla legend of pak hyokkose; born out of an egg. One commandery (known as lelang or nangnang) based in pyongyang ruled by china until early. Main bridge between korean and chinese culture. Puyo and okch"o confederacies surrounded chinese colonies at lelang/nangnang. Puyo engaged in diplomatic relations with china. Controlled southern manchuria and northern 2/3 of korea. Warlike and often in conflict with neighbours.

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