Building on Brill’s extensive experience and traditional strengths in the areas of Asian culture, history and society, the new Korean Studies Library invites submissions of book manuscripts on any time period of Korea, from ancient times to the present day, for consideration in this new series. Social science and humanities publications will be the focus, and the series editors particularly welcome submissions in the areas of premodern history, literature, religion, thought, society and language, and in modern history, literature, religion, political economy and society; the intent is to publish scholarship on Korea that will remain relevant for decades to come.
Brill's Korean Studies Library
Edited by Ross King (University of British Columbia) in cooperation with Boudewijn Walraven (Leiden University), Sun Joo Kim (Harvard University) and Rüdiger Frank (University of Vienna)
Young Kyun Oh, Arizona State University
In Engraving Virtue, Young Kyun Oh investigates the publishing history of the Samgang Haengsil-to (Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations), a moral primer of Chosŏn (1392–1910), and traces the ways in which woodblock printed books contributed to shaping premodern Korea.
The book deals with the influences exerted by Social Darwinism upon Korea’s modern ideologies and discourses in the 1880s-1900s. It argues that Social Darwinism constituted the main keystone for many pivotal discourses in early modern Korea, especially nationalism.
Remco E. Breuker
Recognizing the uniquely codified pluralist orientation of early Koryŏ society (918-1170), this book presents a radical re-evaluation of Koryŏ identities and self-perceptions, which entails far-reaching consequences for the understanding of Koryŏ history and of its place in East Asian history.
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