Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea

@inproceedings{Hwang2005BeyondBS,
  title={Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea},
  author={Kyung Hwang},
  year={2005}
}
The social structure of contemporary Korea contains strong echoes of the hierarchical principles and patterns governing stratification in the Choson dynasty (1392-1910): namely, birth and one's position in the bureaucracy. At the beginning of Korea's modern era, the bureaucracy continued to exert great influence, but developments undermined, instead of reinforced, aristocratic dominance. Furthermore, these changes elevated the secondary status groups of the Choson dynasty, those who had… Expand
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