Ch'oe Ch'unghŏn: His Rise to Power

  title={Ch'oe Ch'unghŏn: His Rise to Power},
  author={Edward J. Shultz},
  journal={Korean Studies},
  pages={58 - 82}
Koryŏ military officers revolted in 1170. The subsequent twenty-six years were disastrous: the new military leaders, unable to create a stable political environment, resorted to coups and countercoups. Assassination became common. This uncertainty at the top fomented discontent below. Buddhist monks, disaffected civilian officials, peasants, and slaves took up arms. Newly promoted generals tried to take charge, but their efforts consistently were frustrated by widespread corruption and greed.Ch… Expand