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Korean 50 – Midterm – Study GuideID QuestionsFlute-Shaped Bronze Sword Horserider Theory – A thesis by Egami that the Japanese state was formed by an invasion and conquest of the indigenous people by north, Asian horseriding people. This theory has been rejected by most Japanese and Korean historians and archaeologists. Egami concludes this from archaeological materials.Parhae Bone Rank System – “…of Silla, provides the clearest example of the actual structure of aristocratic society in the period of the Three Kingdoms. This was a system that conferred or withheld a variety of special privileges, ranging from potlicial preferment to economic advantage, in accordance with the degree of respect due a person’s bone-rank, that is hereditary bloodline. There were two levels of so-called bone-rank itself, ‘hallowed-bone’ and ‘true-bone.’ The hallowed-bone status was held by those in the royal house of Kim who possessed the qualification to become King. Those of true-bone rank also were members of the Kim royal house but originally lacked qualiificaiton for the kingship. The distinction between hallowed-bone and true-bone rank within the same Silla royal house of Kim originally seems to have been made on the basis of maternal lineage, but eventually the two bone-ranks coalesced into a single true-bone rank” (p. 32-33). Head Rank Six Stipend Village (nogŭp) Hojok– Hojok was a powerful family clan in the local area .

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