HUMA 1420 Lecture 3 - Sept 27.docx - HUMA 1420 Lecture 3 Silla Rise and Fall of the Authoritarian Monarchy Sept 27 Koguryo Paekjae Silla(UPS KPS Tang

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HUMA 1420 Lecture 3 Silla: Rise and Fall of the Authoritarian Monarchy Sept 27 Koguryo, Paekjae, Silla (UPS KPS) Tang china Unified Silla (668 676 Tang) Parhae: Malgal, Khitan, Former Koguryo = Multicultural / Multiethnic Society Nine Regional Military Command (Eckert 43) Protectorate-General (Eckert 43) Bone Rank System The image of Buddha / The image of King The king equals Buddha Hwaom Buddhism (Sect) Pure Land Buddhism – Western Paradise Amida Buddha – futuristic Buddhism Trasmigration Nawmmu-amita’Pul Chan-Son-Zen Silla Rise and Fall of the Authoritarian Monarchy Eckert, ch 4-5 1. Silla and international politics of the Far Eastern regions, such as Koguryo, Paeche, Tang China Korean Peninsula vs Canada South Korea is hundred times smaller than Canada “How was this small country managed to survive with attacks from North South Easy West, surrounded by big powerful countries, yet managed to keep their culture and identity?” Migration Routes into the Korean Peninsula and Japan India-China-Korea-(eventually) Japan Cultural route – also how Buddhism came to Korea The United Silla and Paeche Korean people were faced with their serious question of their own sobrintity and their identity If Silla didn’t fight against Tang China and maintain their identity at this time, probably the whole Korean Peninsula might have become Chinese Silla foreign policy had two ways: defending themselves from Koguryo and Paeche while offending Tang military Silla was able to drive out their Tang allies, took them 8 years = Unified Silla was established Tang recognized Korea and a Korean Peninsula Silla’s unification did not include the entire population of the Korean Peninsula, especially the Northern part of Korea Hwarang (Flower Boys/Elite Youth)
HUMA 1420 Lecture 3 Silla: Rise and Fall of the Authoritarian Monarchy Sept 27 Core of the military organization Modern-day military academy Membership – sons of aristocratic families Engaged in ritual songs, morals, music and visited famous mountains Teaching combined – Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism About 30 Hwarang. Best known is Kim Yu-shin

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