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Mr. Palais theorizes in his important book on Korea that the remarkable longevity of the Yi dynasty (1392-1910) was related to the difficulties the country experienced in adapting to the modern world. He suggests that the aristocratic and hierarchical social system, which was the source of stability of the dynasty, was also the cause of its weakness.
The period from 1864 to 1873 was one in which the monarchy attempted to increase and expand central power at the expense of the powerful aristocracy. But the effort failed, and 1874 saw a rebirth of bureaucratic and aristocratic dominance. What this meant when Korea was "opened" two years later to the outside world was that the country was poorly suited to the attainment of modern national objectives--the aggrandizement of state wealth and power--in competition with other nations. Thus any sense of national purpose was subverted, and the leadership could not generate the unified support needed for either modernization or domestic harmory. The consequences for the twentieth-century world have been portenous.
L'autore: James B. Palaisrecieved his doctorate from Harvard. He is Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington.
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Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP63776088
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1975. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10481918
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975. Original Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good +. First Edition. 390 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements. Indexed. Bokk Condition: NEAR FINE. Dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No signs of wear. Red USPS stamp inside front board. Otherwise, fine. Interior: No marks. Clean and tight. Unread condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. Not clipped.Top edge wear. Chip (1/4") at top of spine. One closed tear (1.5") at top back. You may contact me for more pictures. Codice libro della libreria 001628
Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0674687701
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