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Sources of Korean Tradition Vol. 1

From Early Times Through the Sixteenth Century

Sources of Korean Tradition( )
Author: Lee, Peter H.
Kang, Hugh H.
Crewe, Jennifer
Editor: Lee, Peter H.
de Bary, Wm. Theodore
Ch'oe, Yôngho
As told to: de Bary, Wm. Theodore
Ch'oe, Yôngho
Contribution by: Shultz, Edward J.
Series title:Introduction to Asian Civilizations Ser.
Publication Date:Nov 1996
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $125.00
Book Description:

Drawn from Peter H. Lee's Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume One, this abridged introductory collection offers students and general readers primary readings in the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of Korean from ancient times through the sixteenth century.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
History / Asia / Korea
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.513 x 9.165 x 1.357 Inches
Book Weight:1.888 Pounds
Author Biography
Lee, Peter H. (Author)
William Theodore de Bary was born in the Bronx, New York on August 9, 1919. He graduated from Columbia College in 1941 and began pursuing Japanese studies at Harvard University. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he was recruited by naval intelligence. He served at Pearl Harbor and later in Tokyo and Washington. After the war, he received a master's degree and a doctorate from Columbia. He taught Asian courses at Columbia and soon became head of Asian studies. From 1971 until 1978, he served as a vice president for academic affairs and provost. After formally retiring in 1989, he continued to teach with emeritus status until May 2017.

He wrote or edited more than 30 books including The Great Civilized Conversation: Education for a World Community and Sources of Chinese Tradition. In 2013, he received the National Humanities Medal. He died on July 14, 2017 at the age of 97.


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