A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597--1600 PDF ePub eBook

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A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597--1600 free pdf Kang Hang was a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by an invading Japanese army during the Imjin War of 1592--1598. While in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his thoughts on human civilization, war, and the enemy's culture and society, acting in effect as a spy for his king. Arranged and printed in the seventeenth century as Kanyangnok, or Records of a Shepherd, Kang's writings were valuable to his government. Offering new information about a society few Koreans had seen for one hundred and fifty years, these writings provided new information on Japanese politics, culture, and military organization. In this complete, annotated translation of Kanyangnok, readers encounter Kang's rich commentary on human behavior and the nature of loyalty during a time of war. A neo-Confucianist with a deep knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history, Kang drew a distinct line between the Confucian values of his world, which distinguished self, family, king, and country, and a foreign culture that practiced invasion and capture, and, in his view, was largely incapable of civilization. Relating the experiences of a former official playing an exceptional role in wartime, and the rare voice of a Korean speaking plainly and insightfully on war and captivity, this volume enables a deeper appreciation of the phenomenon of war at home and abroad.

About JaHyun Kim Haboush

JaHyun Kim Haboush (1941-2011) was King Sejong Professor of Korean Studies at Columbia University. Her publications included Epistolary Korea: Letters in the Communicative Space of the Chos n, 1392-1910 and The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong. Kenneth R. Robinson is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University, in Tokyo.

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Author : JaHyun Kim Haboush
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 13 August 2013
ISBN : 0231163703
EAN : 9780231163705
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597--1600 free pdfA Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597--1600

    Download Books Free. Kang Hang was a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 by an invading Japanese army during the Imjin War of 1592--1598. While in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his thou