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P'ungsu
P'ungsu (January 2018)
A Study of Geomancy in Korea
Hong-key Yoon - Editor

The first scholarly book to address Korean geomancy through an interdisciplinary lens.

This book is a milestone in the history of academic research on the development and role of geomancy (fengshui in Chinese and p’ungsu in Korean) in Korean culture and society. As the first interdisciplinary work of its kind, it investigates many topics in geomancy studies that have never been previously explored, and contains contributio...(Read More)
 
 
Chaekgeori
Chaekgeori (May 2017)
The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
Byungmo Chung - Editor
Sunglim Kim - Editor

The first major exhibition in the United States of chaekgeori painting, including on view for the first time many screens from private collections and various Korean institutions.

Chaekgeori explores the genre of Korean still-life painting known as chaekgeori (loosely translated as “books and things”). Encouraged and popularized by King Jeongjo (1752–1800, r. 1776–1800) as a political tool to prom...(Read More)
 
 
Korean Religions in Relation
Korean Religions in Relation (November 2016)
Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity
Anselm K. Min - Editor

Examines Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity in Korea, focusing on their mutual accommodation, exclusion, conflict, and assimilation.

Instead of simply being another survey of the three dominant religions in contemporary Korea—Buddhism, Confucianism, and Christianity—this unique book studies them in relation to each other in terms of assimilation, accommodation, conflict, and exclusion. The cont...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism in Korea
Anarchism in Korea (October 2016)
Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984
Dongyoun Hwang - Author

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea.

This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections w...(Read More)
 
 
Request Line at Noon
Request Line at Noon (February 2016)
Poems
Lee Jangwook - Author
Sun Kim - Translator
Tsering Wangmo - Translator

A collection of poems.

Request Line at Noon is a poetry collection that draws on the author’s observational acuity and brings together reflections on the meaning of everyday life in modern times.

From Request Line at Noon
“We were friendly,
Inconsiderate.
Everyone moved forward to an end.
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A Postcolonial Self
A Postcolonial Self (September 2015)
Korean Immigrant Theology and Church
Hee An Choi - Author

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.
Theologian Choi Hee An explores how Korean immigrants create a new, postcolonial identity in response to life in the United States. A Postcolonial Self begins with a discussion of a Korean ethnic self (“Woori” or “we”) and how it differs from Western norms. Choi then look...(Read More)
 
 
A Warm Family
A Warm Family (December 2014)
Poems
Kim Hu-ran - Author
Cho Young-Shil - Translator

The first collection in English of this renowned Korean poet’s work.

In this collection of poems, Kim Hu-Ran explores the intimate relations between individuals and groups, from lovers and families to the whole of the world, and between man and nature. Sung in a compassionate voice, these poems affirm that Love is the cure and remedy for the deeply fractured modern world. A Warm Family, Kim’s...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.

Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism
The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism (January 2012)
Analects and Writings
Chongsan - Author
Bongkil Chung - Translated with an introduction and notes by

The first English translations of the writings of Chŏngsan (1900–62), who codified the central doctrines of Won Buddhism.

Won Buddhism emerged in early twentieth-century Korea after a long period of anti-Buddhist repression. It is a syncretic tradition, a form of Buddhism strongly influenced by the Chŏson dynasty’s Neo-Confucian ethical heritage and by Daoism. Seeking to deliver sentient bei...(Read More)
 
 
Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea
Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea (November 2011)
New Perspectives
Youngmin Kim - Editor
Michael J. Pettid - Editor

A new, multifaceted look at Korean women during a period of strong Confucian ideology.

This volume offers a fresh, multifaceted exploration of women and Confucianism in mid- to late-Choson Korea (mid-sixteenth to early twentieth century). Using primary sources and perspectives from social history, intellectual history, literature, and political thought, contributors challenge unitary views of Confucianism as a ...(Read More)
 
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