During the 1860s and 1870s, the Qing Dynasty of China has faced unprecedented ruling crisis resulting from a series of severe challenges such as the Opium Wars and the Taiping Rebellion. Under such circumstances, how did the Joseon Dynasty perceive
2-1 Culture of Recording
One special aspect about the politics and governing of the Joseon Dynasty is that it had a very sophisticated and complex recording system. All the events, works that happened in the country were recorded by specialists, and those records were passed down to the descendents with great care.
Here are some of the detailed explanations:
1) Portrait of Kings
Ⅱ. The Basis of the Joseon Dynasty's 500-year history
1) The systemic basis for the Joseon Dynasty
The basis for Joseon kingship was Confucianism. All other religions were excluded, making Confucianism the foundation for the Joseon system as a whole, and the primary subject of education for king, crown prince, and peasant alike.
The virtues of Confucianism were humanity, righteousn
Thirdly, the special governmental structure or system of Joseon dynasty had contributed to its longevity by diminishing the possibilities of illegality and corruption occurring. ‘Three Offices’ is a good example. Three Offices is a collective name for three offices that functioned as major organ of press and provided checks and balance on the king and the officials. While modeled after Chines
Sugichiin(수기치인): to exert self-dicipline to move and control other people
Beop Seonghyeon(법성현): to emulate people who fulfill human nature
Learning which was actually needed in practical life
Kyungsechiyong(경세치용): learning provides substantive benefits
Leeyonghusaeng(이용후생): improve nation’s life
Silsagusi(실사구시): attitude which sear
3. Genre paintings in Korea
There are various types of Korean genre painting dating back from the pre-history period to the Joseon dynasty.
It can be classified to 3 types depending on characteristic
Genre Painting on Religion
Korean genre painting started from the pre-historic period, appearing in the ancient tomb mural of the Three Kingdoms, ancient tomb mural of Balhae’s period, an