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

@article{Kim2017BuddhismDT,
  title={Buddhism during the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392–1910): A Collective Trauma?},
  author={Hwansoo Kim},
  journal={Journal of Korean Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  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
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