Key Concepts 2
Lolang/Nangnang and the issues it raises
The Three Kingdoms/”Unified” Silla
Three kingdoms, “bone-rank,” “Silla Unification,” Kaya/Imna/Mimana, Pak Hyôkkose,
, textbook controversy,
vs. Pure Land Buddhism
royal vs. aristocratic power
, Sôn/Kyo, hereditary status,
relation to “Chinese culture”
The Three Kingdoms include the Korean kingdoms of Koguryo, Paekjae, and Silla; The
name “Three Kingdoms” was used in samguk sagi, annals of 3 kingdoms, and samguk
yusa, a memorabilia of 3 kingdoms. .
Koguryo – Koguryo emerged after the fall of Kochoson near Yalu river. It eventually
became the largest of the three kingdoms under the rule of King Kwanggaeto.
Paekjae was founded by two sons of Koguryo. Paekjae conquered Mahan and
controlled most of western Korean peninsula. Paekjae was most culturally developed of
the three kingdoms and frequently interacted with Japan.
Silla – Allied with China, Silla eventually conquered two other kingdoms, Paekjae and