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Chaekgeori (May 2017)
The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
Byungmo Chung - Editor
Sunglim Kim - Editor

The first major exhibition in the United States of chaekgeori painting, including on view for the first time many screens from private collections and various Korean institutions.

Chaekgeori explores the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori (loosely translated as “books and things”). Encouraged and popularized by King Jeongjo (1752–1800, r. 1776–1800) as a political tool to prom...(Read More)
Korean Religions in Relation
Korean Religions in Relation (November 2016)
Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity
Anselm K. Min - Editor

Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.

Instead of simply being another survey of the three dominant religions in contemporary Korea—Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity—this unique book studies them in relation to each other in terms of assimilation, accommodation, conflict, and exclusion. The contributors focus on...(Read More)
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism (January 2012)
Analects and Writings
Chongsan - Author
Bongkil Chung - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900–62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.

Won Buddhism emerged in early twentieth-century Korea after a long period of anti-Buddhist repression. It is a syncretic tradition, a form of Buddhism strongly influenced by the Chŏson dynasty’s Neo-Confucian ethical heritage and by Daoism. Seeking to deliver sentient bei...(Read More)
Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism
Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism (January 2010)
Jin Y. Park - Editor

An overview of Korean Buddhism and its major figures in the modern period.

The first book in English devoted exclusively to modern Korean Buddhism, this work provides a comprehensive exploration for scholars, students, and serious readers. Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism focuses on three key areas: Buddhist reform, Zen revival, and the interrelationship of religion, history, and politics. In Korea, the modern...(Read More)
One Korean's Approach to Buddhism
One Korean's Approach to Buddhism (January 2009)
The Mom/Momjit Paradigm
Sung Bae Park - Author

Insights into the experience and philosophy of Buddhism from a Korean perspective.

This book presents the author’s lifelong study and practice of Buddhism from a Korean perspective. With depth, sensitivity, and candor, Sung Bae Park discusses his country’s contribution to Mahayana Buddhism and also shares his personal experience. A monk in the Korean Chogye order during his early twenties, Park is u...(Read More)
Understanding Korean Politics
Understanding Korean Politics (June 2001)
An Introduction
Soong Hoom Kil - Editor
Chung-in Moon - Editor

Presents an indispensable survey of contemporary Korean politics.

Essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Korea and East Asia, this book provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to contemporary Korean politics. It explicates the great changes in South Korea, which has gone from being one of the poorest nations to a proud member of the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation while m...(Read More)
Syncretism (April 2001)
The Religious Context of Christian Beginnings in Korea
David Chung - Author
Kang-nam Oh - Editor

Argues that a syncretic worldview encouraged the remarkable growth of Christianity in Korea.

This book explains the explosive growth of Christianity since its introduction into Korea in the eighteenth century. In no other Asian country has Christianity taken root so strongly.

Author David Chung argues that it was the syncretic tendency of Korean religious culture that provided the context for ...(Read More)
The Korean Language
The Korean Language (January 2001)
Iksop Lee - Author
S. Robert Ramsey - Author

An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.

This book describes the structure and history of the Korean language, ranging from its cultural and sociological setting, writing system, and modern dialects, to how Koreans themselves view their language and its role in society. An accessible, comprehensive source of information ...(Read More)
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment (February 1999)
Korean Buddhism's Guide to Meditation (with Commentary by the Son Monk Kihwa)
A. Charles Muller - Translation and introduction by

A concise guide to the key practice systems of the East Asian Meditational schools Ch'an, Son, and Zen.

The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment, used in monastic education for more than a millennium, is a concise guide to the key paradigms of the practice systems of the East Asian meditational schools (Ch'an, Son, and Zen). Contained in its twelve chapters are definitive explanations of the meaning of innate and actual...(Read More)
Korean-American Relations
Korean-American Relations (December 1998)
Yur-Bok Lee - Editor
Wayne Patterson - Editor

Leading historians and Asian-specialists explore key aspects of United States-Korean relations.

Built upon the highly successful volume One Hundred Years of Korean-American Relations, 1882-1982, this book describes Korea's importance to the United States and the development of the current relationship. The ramifications of this relationship are evident by the facts that South Korea now constitutes America'...(Read More)
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