A Shared Cultural Realm: Literary Exchanges between Scholar-Officials and Poet-Monks in the Mid Joseon Period

@article{Kim2015ASC,
  title={A Shared Cultural Realm: Literary Exchanges between Scholar-Officials and Poet-Monks in the Mid Joseon Period},
  author={Sung-Eun Thomas Kim},
  journal={Seoul Journal of Korean Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={59 - 82}
}
  • S. Kim
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Sociology
  • Seoul Journal of Korean Studies
The intent of this paper is to challenge the notion that Buddhism under the oppressive policies of the Joseon state became isolated and limited mostly to popular religious practices. When we shift our focus away from state polemics and elite ideologies, we can perceive Buddhist cultural activities in which monks were active participants in a larger burgeoning literary culture, if not part of the cultural elite of Joseon society. In the literary realm of the scholar-officials, what we notice are… Expand
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