Joseon Kings’ Personal Belief in Buddhism and its Political Significance

@article{Chul2011JoseonKP,
  title={Joseon Kings’ Personal Belief in Buddhism and its Political Significance},
  author={Pu Nam Chul},
  journal={The Review of Korean Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={35-55}
}
  • Pu Nam Chul
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • The Review of Korean Studies
The official state ideology of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) was Confucianism. But many Joseon kings who held convictions about Confucian values as precepts for state management also held personal Buddhist beliefs. The Joseon kings’ Buddhist beliefs and practices were strongly criticized by the Confucian scholar-officials as undesirable behaviors for leaders of a Confucian state. Despite of these criticisms, the Joseon kings did not give up their Buddhist beliefs. My paper consists of three… Expand
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