The Dreams of Two Yi-min (review)

@article{Shultz1990TheDO,
  title={The Dreams of Two Yi-min (review)},
  author={Edward J. Shultz},
  journal={Korean Studies},
  year={1990},
  volume={14},
  pages={203 - 205}
}
action was inhibited to an impressive extent by a wide variety of institutional and ideological constraints. Even if one were to argue that there was a relative increase in royal prerogative toward the end of the Yi dynasty (an argument that I do not make), the reality of the situation was certainly far different from that presented by Sands, and by extension, by Patterson. To regard Kojong as "the law personified" is highly inaccurate. It seems to me that Patterson is confusing classical… Expand