A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597?1600: The Writings of by JaHyun Kim Haboush,Kenneth R. Robinson PDF

By JaHyun Kim Haboush,Kenneth R. Robinson

ISBN-10: 0231163703

ISBN-13: 9780231163705

ISBN-10: 0231163711

ISBN-13: 9780231163712

Kang grasp was once a Korean scholar-official taken prisoner in 1597 through an invading eastern military through the Imjin struggle of 1592–1598. whereas in captivity in Japan, Kang recorded his strategies on human civilization, conflict, and the enemy’s tradition and society, performing in impact as a undercover agent for his king. prepared and published within the 17th century as Kanyangnok, or The checklist of a Shepherd, Kang’s writings have been tremendous important to his executive, supplying new viewpoint on a society few Koreans had encountered in one hundred fifty years and new info on eastern politics, tradition, and armed forces organization.

In this entire, annotated translation of Kanyangnok, Kang ruminates on human habit and the character of loyalty in the course of a time of battle. A neo-Confucianist with a deep wisdom of chinese language philosophy and heritage, Kang drew a unique line among the Confucian values of his international, which exotic self, family members, king, and state, and a overseas tradition that practiced invasion and seize, and, in his view, was once principally incapable of civilization. concerning the reviews of a former professional who performed an outstanding position in wartime and the infrequent voice of a Korean talking evidently and insightfully on struggle and captivity, this quantity allows a deeper appreciation of the phenomenon of battle at domestic and abroad.

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