Joseon Royal Court Culture: Ceremonial and Daily Life
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Joseon Royal Court Culture: Ceremonial and Daily Life

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From Hanbooks: This book is the culmination of exhaustive research on diverse primary sources that provide a rare look at how the Joseon Dynasty kings and queens actually lived. (Joseon Dynasty: 1392-1910) Author Shin Myung-ho explains that Joseon Dynasty monarchs were supposed to follow very strict orthodox neo-Confucian precepts that, for example, the ruler should lead a...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published July 2004 by Dolbegae Publishers
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Hannah
Offers extremely interesting information on Joseon royal court culture. A must read for those interested in ancient Korean history, particularly if you're unable to access sources in Korean.

A pity they didn't go into the rankings of concubines and lower levels of palace ladies, because that was what I was actually after.
C. Adam Volle
Dry, perhaps, but as good a resource on its subject matter as any layman could reasonably desire.
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