Problem Set 1 - KOREAN 50 Korean Civilization(Spring 2007...

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KOREAN 50: Korean Civilization (Spring 2007) Problem Set 1 The following questions will be discussed in your discussion section either April 10 (Tue) or 12 (Thu). Read the assignments below and be well prepared for the discussion. Readings (a) James H. Grayson, “The Myth of Tan’gun: A Dramatic Structural Analysis of a Korean Foundation Myth,” Korea Journal , (Spring 1997), pp. 35-52. (b) Peter H. Lee, et al, ed., Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Vol. I, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993), pp. 4-7, 24-35. Questions Q 1-1 : The author, James Grayson, divides the story of Tan'gun into six scenes based on the dramatic structure and theme and tries to draw plausible historical implications from each scene about the foundation of Old Choson. Do you agree with him? If so, why?

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