GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESASIAN STUDIES


ASN 591


Methodology of Korean history, communal society of prehistoric times, walled-down states and confederated kingdoms, aristocratic societies under monarchical rule, fashioning of an authoritarian monarchy, age of powerful gentry families, hereditary aristocratic order of Koryo, rule by the military, emergence of the literati, creation of a Yangban society, rise of the Neo-Confucian literati, emergence of landed farmers and wholesale merchants, instability in the Yangban status and the outbreak of popular uprising, growth of the forces of Enlightenment, nationalist stirring and imperialist aggression, development of the nationalist movement, beginnings of democracy.