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Unformatted text preview: Chronology of Korea: • Legendary King Tangun (  ) • Three Kingdoms(2 nd-7 th century A.D) • Unified Silla(668-918) • Koryo(918-1392) • Chosŏn (1392-1910) (  �  or   ) The Chosŏn World (1392-1910) • Confucianism as the ruling ideology • Rule of the yangban elite: Confucian scholar-bureaucrats • Languages in Chosŏn- Classical Chinese: language for the elite- Hangul writing system (developed in the 15 th century) Concubines and their Children • Strict patrilineal ( ) system • Concubines- Lower status in family- Less secure position • Concubines children- Illegitimate birth- Prohibited from the examination and administration The tale of Hong Kiltong ( ) • A vernacular fiction: written in Hangul • Fiction in Korea- Low status- Popular Chinese novels were widely read • Attributed to Ho Kyun (1569-1618)...
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- Spring '10
- Hong Kiltong, Legendary King Tangun, society Hong Kiltong, Illegitimate birth, Popular Chinese novels