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  Reference Encyclopedia - Joseon
Joseon was the last royal and later imperial dynasty of Korean antiquity, and one of the longest lasting royal states in world history (it was the longest ruling Confucian dynasty).
In 1895, The Joseon Dynasty was forced to write a document of independency from the Qing Dynasty after the Japanese victory in the First Sino-Japanese War and its peace treaty, the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
But, during the Joseon Dynasty, Confucianism was adopted as the national philosophy, and, in process of eliminating certain Buddhist beliefs, Goryeo Cheongja porcelains were replaced by white Baekja, which lost favour of the Chinese and the Arabians.
www.referenceencyclopedia.com /?title=Joseon   (6994 words)

  
 Mingeikan Archives - Exhibit of Korean Crafts Used by Women of Joseon Dynasty
The Joseon Dynasty aesthetic was modest and simple, but handsome and natural.
In the 18th-19th centuries, there emerged a small number of women who recognized the importance of the positive discovery of self in talent and education, and departed from traditional Confucius teachings that idealized the perfect woman as a good wife and wise mother.
Although there was a wide gap in taste and quality between items used by the upper class versus the common people, the desire of women to be beautiful and to feel beautiful remained the same.
www.mingeikan.or.jp /english/html/joseon-dynasty.html   (827 words)

  
  Wiman Joseon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although culturally Sinicized, Wiman Joseon was not a colony of China.
Wiman Joseon expanded to control a vast territory and became strong economically by controlling trade between China's Han Dynasty and the outlying regions to the northeast.
Feeling increasingly threatened by the growing Wiman Joseon, and fearing she would ally with the Xiongnu, Emperor Wu of Han China launched an attack on Wiman Joseon in 109 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wiman_Joseon   (173 words)

  
 History of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The eighteenth century Joseon historian was probably the first to advocate the proper study of Balhae as part of Korean history, and it was he who coined the term "North-South Period" to refer to the era when Silla and Balhae existed side by side.
Joseon (as Korea was called during the Joseon Dynasty) dealt with invasions by Japan from 1592 to 1598 (see Seven-Year War).
The Joseon court which ruled Korea, was well aware of the foreign invasions and treaties thereby within Qing China as well as the Opium Wars there, and reasonably followed a cautious policy of slow exchange with the west.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/History_of_Korea   (2887 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Joseon Dynasty was founded in 1392 by Korean general Yi Seonggye (Taejo), who overthrew the former kingdom of Goryeo and established the kingdom of Joseon in a coup d'etat, simultaneously ending the period of Mongol domination that had begun in 1259.
During the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized administrative system was installed and Confucianism adopted.
Joseon Dynasty recorded its history as Annals of Joseon Dynasty.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Joseon_Dynasty   (427 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized administrative system was installed based on Confucian yangban scholars who acted as the counsellors to the king and made up most of the officer class of the imperial army.
During the Joseon period, the metal printing press, invented during the Goryeo dynasty in 1232 AD, supplanted the wood-block printing press in China.
Factional infighting in the Joseon court, the inability to assess Japanese military capability and failed attempts at diplomacy led to poor preparation on the Joseon's part.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joseon_Dynasty   (2278 words)

  
 Annals of Joseon Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Annals of Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조실록, 朝鮮王朝實錄) are the annual records of the Joseon Dynasty, who ruled Korea, and were written from 1413 (Taejong 13) to 1865 (Gojong 2).
Annals of Joseon Dynasty is the most important primary source to study history of Joseon, with very high credibility - even the Kings were forbidden to read the records of his own reign for that purpose.
Joseon established four separate repositories to store copies of the Annals : Chunchugwan (of Seoul), Chungju County, Jeonju County and Seongju County.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Annals_of_Joseon_Dynasty.html   (647 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Joseon Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He is a son of Prince Gang of Korea, a fifth son of Gojong of Korea and currently a professor of history lecturing at Jeonju University in the Republic of Korea.
Gu, Prince of Korea (aka Yi Ku, I Gu, Lee Gu) (born 29 December 1931–16 July 2005) was a claimant to the throne of Korea, contested twenty-ninth head of the Korean Imperial Household, and the grandson of Gojong of the Korean Joseon Dynasty.
The Annals of Joseon Dynasty are the annual records of the Joseon Dynasty, who ruled Korea, and were written from 1413 (year 13 of the reign of Taejong) to 1865 (year 2 of the reign of Gojong).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Joseon-Dynasty   (5123 words)

  
 Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Before the Three Kingdoms Period "Old Joseon" was the first Korean state.) In the 660s, the kingdoms of Baekje and Goguryeo came under the control of Silla, and Korea was called "Silla" (or Unified Silla by modern historians) from then until the 10th century.
The Joseon Dynasty moved the capital to Hanseong (now Seoul) and adopted Confucianism as the state ideology.
During the mid- to late- 19th century, Joseon was reluctant to open it's country to free foreign trades.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/k/ko/korea.html   (1794 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The House of the Junju Yi-Shi, The Royal Family of the Joseon Dynasty, or Ishi Wangjo, was the final ruling Imperial dynasty of Korea, lasting from 1392 until 1910.
During the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized administrative system was installed based on Confucian (Click link for more info and facts about yangban) yangban scholars who acted as the counsellors to the king, and made up most of the officer class of the imperial army.
During the Joseon period, the metal (A machine used for printing) printing press, invented during the Goryeo dynasty, supplanted the wood-block printing press in Japan and China.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/J/Jo/Joseon_Dynasty.htm   (2307 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty
A living descendant of the Joseon Dynasty, the Crown Prince Yi Seok, remains, despite Japan's efforts to end the pure Korean royal dynasty during its occupation of Korea.
During the Joseon period, the metal printing press, invented during the Goryeo dynasty, supplanted the wood-block printing press in Japan and China.
Some relatives of the Joseon Dynasty were encouraged to disperse for the sake of their own preservation, and are now American citizens today, living and working in the United States in the private sectors as ordinary citizens in the Pacific west coast.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Joseon_Dynasty   (2335 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - Galbijim
It was officially founded by Yi Seonggye (later known as Taejo of Joseon), a general who originally distinguished himself by repelling Japanese pirates who were marauding the peninsula for mainland technology.
During the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized administrative system was installed based on Confucian yangban scholars who acted as the counsellors to the king and made up most of the officer class of the imperial army.
Factional infighting in the Joseon court, the inability to assess Japanese military capability and failed attempts at diplomacy led to poor preparation on the Joseon's part.
wiki.galbijim.com /Joseon_Dynasty   (2392 words)

  
 Korean Architecture: Seongyojang Manor, Gangneung
Seongyojang manor is one of the largest estates remaining from the Joseon dynasty.
It was built in stages over many years, with construction continuing even today.
Close-up of the house: Click on an arrow for a specific view.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /gangneung/SEONGYOJANG.htm   (149 words)

  
 Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Joseon era also presided over progress in traditional arts and crafts, such as pottery with white celadon glazes, finer silk and better paper, beautiful fans and clothes, and the completion of the Korean alphabet, hangul.
The Joseon Dynasty moved the capital to Hanseong (now Seoul), built the, and adopted Confucianism as the state ideology.
Prior to the 1870s, Joseon's agreements with China required that trade in ginseng, minerals such as iron and gold, and rice, were regulated as per old trade agreements going back to the Ming dynasty.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Korea   (2886 words)

  
 queen min of joseon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Empress Myeoung-Song of Joseon (1851-1895), more commonly known as Queen Min, was the last empress of Korea.
Empress Myeoung-Song was the wife of Emperor Go-jong, Emperor of the Joseon Dynasty of the Daehan Empire.
They succeeded, and Empress Myeoung-Song's brave attempts to save her country failed, and Joseon was annexed by the Japanese Empire in 1910.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Queen_Min_of_Joseon.html   (239 words)

  
 Definition of Annals of Joseon Dynasty
The Annals of Joseon Dynasty are the most important primary source for studying the history of Joseon, with very high credibility—each King was even forbidden to read the record of his own reign, for the purpose of maintaining its independence.
Joseon established four separate repositories to store copies of the Annals: Chunchugwan (in Seoul), Chungju County, Jeonju County and Seongju County.
Joseon printed five more copies after that war and stored them in Chunchugwan and the mountains Myohang-san, Taebaek-san, Odae-san, and Mari-san.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Annals_of_Joseon_Dynasty   (354 words)

  
 Wiman Joseon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Wiman Joseon (위만조선 ; 衛滿朝鮮) (194 - 108) was the continuation of Go-Joseon, founded by Wiman(Wei Man).
Although Sinicized, Wiman Joseon was not acolony of China.
Feeling increasinglythreatened by the growing Wiman Joseon, and fearing she would ally with the Xiongnu, Emperor Wu of Han China launched an attack on WimanJoseon.
www.therfcc.org /wiman-joseon-40753.html   (156 words)

  
 Countries: Korea
Meanwhile, the northern Soviet-occupied zone became the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" (or Joseon for short in Korean) under the control of Kim Il-sung, who wished to use the name "Joseon" for its ancient and northern connotations.
Joseon In 1392 a Korean general, Yi Seonggye, was sent to China to campaign against the Ming Dynasty, but instead he allied himself with the Chinese, and returned to overthow the Goryeo king and establish a new dynasty.
Throughout most of its rule, the Joseon Dynasty were in a tributary relationship to the Chinese.
www.morelawinfo.com /Countries/Korea.shtml   (1721 words)

  
 Joseon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joseon (also Chosun Hangul: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮, McCune-Reischauer: Chosŏn) is a name for Korea, as used in the following cases:
As part of the name of several ancient kingdoms (including Gojoseon, Gija Joseon, and Wiman Joseon);
During most of the Joseon Dynasty, when the country's full official name was Daejoseonguk (대조선국; 大朝鮮國; "Great Joseon Nation"), a name that is almost never used today;
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joseon   (124 words)

  
 Annals of Joseon Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Annals of Joseon Dynasty (조선왕조실록,朝鮮王朝實錄) are the annual records of the Joseon Dynasty, who ruled Korea, and were written from 1413 (Taejong 13) to 1865 (Gojong 2).These annals comprise 1893 volumes.
Annals of Joseon Dynasty is the most important primary source to study history of Joseon, with very high credibility - even the Kings were forbidden to read the records of his own reign for thatpurpose.
Joseon established four separate repositories to store copies of theAnnals: Chunchugwan (of Seoul), Chungju County, Jeonju County and Seongju County.
www.therfcc.org /annals-of-joseon-dynasty-50759.html   (274 words)

  
 North Korea Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The name Joseon was chosen by the Chinese Emperor Hongwu EmperorHongwu, an act which shows Yi Seong-gye aligned himself with the Ming government.
Joseon could not keep foreign powers at bay forever, however, and soon several powers were competing for influence in Korea.
However, in 1895, Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, was killed by a group of Japanese who are believed to have been under the command of the Japanese ambassador to Korea, Miura Goro.
www.echostatic.com /North_Korea.html   (3753 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Korea thus became virtually overnighta colony though it was designated as a protectorate, and this after forcing Emperor Gojong of Korea to abdicate his throne and assassinating his wife, Queen Min of Joseon, Japan annexed the country entirely as a colony in 1910.
Yongchin's son, Lee Ku, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become an architect, but has since continued to live solely in Japan, and cannot speak Korean, and has only recently sought the ability to visit Korea and to be able to participate in occasional ceremonies of remembrance.
Some relatives of the Joseon Dynasty were encouraged to disperse for their own preservation, and are now American citizens today, living and working in the United States in the private sectors as ordinary citizens in the Pacific west coast.
joseon-dynasty.biography.ms   (3414 words)

  
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Go-Joseon (also called Tan-gun Joseon) which means “land of the morning calm” comes to power in 2333 BC after the nation of Bai-dal dissipates.
Joseon could not keep foreign powers at bay forever, and soon several powers were competing over influence in Korea.
1895, Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, was killed by a group of assassins that are believed to have been under the command of the Japanese minster to Korea, Miura Goro.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Korea   (3070 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Joseon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Joseon or Chosun (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; Revised: Joseon; McCune-Reischauer: Chosŏn; Chinese: Cháoxiǎn; Japanese: Chōsen) is a name for Korea, as used in the following cases:
Gija Joseon (around 300 BC - 194 BC or 1126 BC - 194 BC) was an ancient kingdom that succeeded Go-Joseon.
The Joseon Dynasty (alternatively, Choson or Chosun) was the final ruling dynasty of Korea, lasting from 1392 until 1910.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Joseon   (588 words)

  
 donga.com [english donga]
According to the Asahi Shimbun, the diplomatic document was sent from the Joseon Dynasty in 1624 to celebrate the inauguration of Tokugawa Iemitsu as shogun.
When the Joseon Dynasty, believing that it was the official delegation, sent a return courtesy, the governor of the Tsushima Island made up and sent a false document to the shogunate.
Researchers believe that because the official seal of the Joseon Dynasty on the newly discovered copy is different from the existing documents kept by the shogunate, it is highly likely that governors of the Tsushima Island also counterfeited the seal.
english.donga.com /srv/service.php3?bicode=060000&biid=2005100399348   (388 words)

  
 Welcome To Korea Now !!!-Society & The Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
For their cultural and historical rarity, the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty are highly regarded as an invaluable heritage.
Yet the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty are unrivaled in the length of time covered.
The Annals of Joseon Dynasty are treasured historical, political and diplomatic materials for research on relations with China, Japan, Manchuria and the Ryukyu Islands.
kn.koreaherald.co.kr /SITE/data/html_dir/2002/06/29/200206290026.asp   (693 words)

  
 Names of Korea Information - TextSheet.com
Historically speaking, "Chosŏn" (also romanized as "Joseon") referred to the northern area and "Han" (한; 韓) to the southern region in general.
After Yi Seonggye founded the Joseon Dynasty in 1392, he renamed the country "Joseon," reviving the old name.
When Korea came under Japanese control in 1910, the country reverted to the name Joseon (the official name being the Japanese Chosen (朝鮮)).
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/n/na/names_of_korea.html   (1102 words)

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