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Introduction to Korean and East Asian HistorySociety and Economy during the ChosônDynasty and colonial periodProf. Leighanne YuhKorea University
Yuan Dynasty (Mongols)
Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
Koryo ~ 1374
King Kongmin and Sin Ton
Structure of Chosôn SocietyYangbanChungin (중인)Commoners Low People
YangbanBureaucratsScholarsSocial category
Duties & ResponsibilitiesStudySelf-cultivationPublic office
Yangban StatusProtection of statusIntermarriageSumptuary lawsDistinction within the class
Privileges Military service exemptionStipends/prebendsProtection privilege
Life of a Yangban1stBirthdayWedding Ceremony
Life of a YangbanPassing the Civil Service ExamOfficial Appointment
Life of a YangbanSongdo MagistrateMinister of Defense
Life of a YangbanMinister of the LeftWedding Anniversary
The ExaminationsOpen to anyoneConfucian textsYangbanmonopolization
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Salaries and LandRank landRight to collect rentCrop sharingExpansion
Merit LandSupporters of royal householdHeld in perpetuityBased in the capital
DifferentiationVery powerful familiesWealth and political power
Secondary Status GroupsDistinction between primary and secondary wivesDiscrimination, especially against sons of concubines

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