* Head Rank Six * Stipend Village (nogŭp) * Hojok* SŏnBuddhism* Protection Appointment System * Clan Seat System* Out(side)-Resident Slaves * Yangban* Samsa(Censorate) * Sŏja(secondary sons)☞Out of these fifteen (15) questions, seven (7) will actually appear on the exam, andyou are to answer four (4) questions of your choice. Even if you answer more than four, the first four will only be read.2II. Essay Question (10 points)You are to answer one essay questionof your choice from four. Read each question carefully and organize your answer (discussion) well. You will get 10.0, 9.5, 9.0, 8.5, 8.0, 7.5, ... , or zero point(s) per question according to the quality of your answer. 1
K-50 Korean Civilization (Spring 2007, UCLA) S. KyeProspective essay questions(1) Discuss the origin of the Korean people, referring to all existing sources andinterpretations. [Tips for a better essay on this question]: You will need to approach this topic☞from various yet comprehensive perspectives, including, among others, linguistic, archeological, mythical, and historical perspectives, with emphasis on the extent to which ancient Korea was linked to Inner Asia and/or China.(2) Discuss the East Asian way of migration of ruling houses, referring to the foundersof Old Choson, Wiman Choson, Koguryo, Paekche, and Yamato. [Tips]: It will be a☞good idea to briefly explain the characteristics of each case first, and then put all the cases together, try to find out their similarities, and interpret them. Referring to a couple of related articles covered in your discussion section will help you provide a better essay. (3) Discuss political participation in traditional Korean society focusing on Silla, Koryo,and Choson societies in connection with the social status system.