Buddhism during the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392–1910): A Collective Trauma?

  title={Buddhism during the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392–1910): A Collective Trauma?},
  author={Hwansoo Kim},
  journal={Journal of Korean Studies},
  pages={101 - 142}
  • Hwansoo Kim
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Korean Studies
  • Abstract: An increasing number of recent scholars have challenged the narrative of Korean Buddhism as persecuted, isolated, and debased under the Neo-Confucian orthodoxy of the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910). These scholars have revealed the continued support from both the state and Confucian aristocrats afforded to Buddhism; the friendship between yangbans and monastics; and the recognition of monastics’ role in Chosŏn society. While these insights provide a welcome nuance to a consideration of… CONTINUE READING
    2 Citations