Buddhism and Polity in Early Sixth-Century Paekche

  title={Buddhism and Polity in Early Sixth-Century Paekche},
  author={Jonathan W. Best},
  journal={Korean Studies},
  pages={165 - 215}
  • J. Best
  • Published 12 March 2004
  • History
  • Korean Studies
Using written and material evidence to criticize the Samguk sagi's relatively static depiction of Paekche's past, this study examines the importance of Buddhism in the early sixth-century political and cultural transformation of the kingdom, a subject that passes virtually unnoticed in Kim Pusik's early history of Korea. Prior to the end of the fifth century, court life in Paekche was similar in notable respects to that of contemporary Koguryo, which, in turn, was partly influenced by earlier… 
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