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  Joseon Dynasty Summary
The Joseon Dynasty was the last royal and later imperial dynasty of Korean antiquity, perhaps the longest-lived actively ruling dynasty in East Asia, and one of the longest lasting royal dynasties in world history (it was the longest ruling Confucian dynasty).
The last ruling monarch was Sunjong, the Yungheui Emperor, who was demoted from his status as head of state in 1910, and surviving bloodlines of the Joseon Dynasty today primarily consist of the descendants of King Yeongchin (Crown Prince Euimin) and King Euichin (Prince Euihwa), Sunjong's younger brothers.
King Taejo and his officials especially felt that if the legitimacy of their rule was ever questioned by the remaining members of the Goryeo Dynasty, they might have to suppress a mass rebeliion or even risk the loss of the recently gained throne.
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 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).
Joseon was renamed the "Yi dynasty" by the Japanese to distort the fact that Joseon was a monarch state.
King Taejo and his officials especially felt that if the legitimacy of their rule was ever questioned by the remaining members of the Goryeo Dynasty, they might have to suppress a mass rebellion or even risk the loss of the recently gained throne.
pedia.counsellingresource.com /openpedia/Joseon   (6592 words)

  
  Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Joseon Dynasty (alternatively, Choson or Chosun) was the final ruling dynasty of Korea, lasting from 1392 until 1910.
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.
Technically, 1894 marks the end of the Joseon period, as the official name of the state was changed; however, the Yi Dynasty would still reign, albeit perturbed by Japanese intervention, until the Japanese annexation of the Korean peninsula in 1910.
butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Joseon_Dynasty   (1850 words)

  
 CONK! Encyclopedia: Goryeo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 5th king, Gyeongjong (경종, 景宗) launched land-ownership reformation called Jeonsigwa (전시과田柴科) and the 6th King Seongjong(성종, 成宗) appointed officials to local areas, which were previously succeeded by the lords.
The House Yi of Inju (인주이씨, 仁州李氏) married the kings from Munjong to the 17th king, Injong.
King U put the general Yi Seong-gye (later Taejo) in charge, but he stopped at the border and rebelled.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Goryeo   (809 words)

  
 Rulers of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1392, the kingdom fell to the Joseon Dynasty.
Joseon was the name of Korea during most the Joseon Dynasty, which ruled from the fall of Goryeo in 1392 until the beginning of the Republic of Korea in 1919.
Two kings – and Gwanghaegun – were so disgraced in the eyes of later official historians that they were deprived of their temple names after their reigns ended.
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rulers_of_Korea   (1497 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sunjong of Goryeo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000.
The state of Goryeo ruled Korea from the fall of Silla in 935 until the founding of Joseon in 1392.
Munjong (hangul:문종;, hanja:文宗;) was the 11th king of the Goryeo kingdom that ruled Korea from 918 to 1392.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sunjong-of-Goryeo   (500 words)

  
 joseon dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
The country became a protectorate, and after forcing King Kojong to abdicate his throne and assassinating his wife, Queen MyeongSeongHwangHu, annexed the country as a colony in 1910.
Joseon Dynasty recorded its history as Annals of Joseon Dynasty.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /joseon_dynasty.html   (464 words)

  
 Goryeo - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 5th king, Gyeongjong (경종, 景宗) launched land-ownership reformation called Jeonshigwa (전시과田柴科) and the 6th King Sungjong(성종, 成宗) appointed officials to local areas, which were previously succeeded by the lords.
The House Lee of Inju (인주이씨, 仁州李氏) married the kings from Munjong to the 17th king, Injong.
King U put the general Yi Seonggye (later Taejo) in charge, but he stopped at the border and rebelled.
open-encyclopedia.com /Goryeo   (802 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.
Joseon Dynasty had officially been admitted to enter into the tribute relationship with Ming Dynasty of China in 1401.
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.
wiki.galbijim.com /Joseon_Dynasty   (2392 words)

  
 Korea
Before the Three Kingdoms Period, "Joseon" was the name of various early states in northern Korea, while "Han" was used in the names of several tribal confederacies in the south.
(According to the Dangun myth, "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.
In 1392 a Korean general, Yi Seonggye allied himself with the Chinese, overthrew the Goryeo king and established a new dynasty: the Joseon Dynasty.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/k/ko/korea.html   (1482 words)

  
 Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Walking Tours
King Gojong and his son (Sunjong, the last king of the Joseon era) took refuge in 1896 here after Gojong's queen, Myeongseonghwanghu, was murdered by the Japanese.
Gyeonghuigung Palace is one of 5 Joseon era palaces located in Seoul, and it is said that originally the palace complex covered much ground and was connected to Deoksugung Palace through a raised bridge.
Kings used this place as a refuge during wars or catastrophes, and it is said that originally the palace complex covered much ground and was connected to Deoksugung Palace through a raised bridge.
english.tour2korea.com /03Sightseeing/ThemeTours/walking_deoksugung.asp?kosm=m3_3&konum=3   (551 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
www.iridis.com /Joseon_Dynasty   (3414 words)

  
 Chosen Dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By 1397 AD, the Joseon Dynasty was fully established both internally and externally and was to endure two major Japanese invasions, the fall of the Ming dynasty, the Manchu invasions, and the entire span of the Ch'ing Dynasty (1616-1909 AD).
King Sejong was the wisest and the most humane of the Joseon monarchs.
While King T'aejo was not able to reverse the trend of disinterest in the martial skills, the publication of Muyedobo-tongji led to the subsequent popularizing of the art among the public.
tkdtutor.com /02Taekwondo/TKDHistory/09ChosunDynasty.htm   (3246 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - The Encyclopedia
Eventually, Hanja in the 3rd for 4th century AD is taught to Japan with Korea's grammatical idiosyncracies which later influence the Japanese written language.
The element of surprise and use of European firearms by the Japanese left most of the southern peninsula occupied within months, with both Pyongyang and Seoul captured.
Daewongun (大阮君 대원군), the Prince Regent, the King's father as distant relative of royal family not to be the King, with the style of His Royal Highness
www.the-encyclopedia.com /description/Joseon_Dynasty   (2280 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The country became a protectorate, and after forcing Emperor Gojong of Korea to abdicate his throne and assassinating his wife, Queen Min of Joseon, Japan annexed the country as a colony in 1910.
When King Gojong abdicated the throne, the Japanese moved his son the Crown Prince Sunjong, and the other Crown Prince Yongchin, to Japan, to learn the Japanese aristocratic way of life.
Joseon citizens include the members of the Korean imperial family in Japan, descendants of labourers forced to work in Japan, and those who emigrated to the U.S. and Europe during the Period of Japanese Rule (Korea).
www.free-definition.com /Joseon-Dynasty.html   (685 words)

  
 All words on Joseon Dynasty
During the Joseon Dynasty, a centralized administrative system was installed and Confucianism adopted, with an attending new moral system established in Korea.
The words for "prince", and "king" and "queen" were eliminated from the Korean dictionaries and encylopaedias printed in America or Japan, and the Koreans by the 1960s knew the names of the Beatles and had forgotten the names of their own Joseon dynasty figures, both past and present.
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.allwords.org /jo/joseon-dynasty.html   (3875 words)

  
 Joseon Dynasty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Joseon Dynasty (also known as Chosun or Choson) was the final ruling imperial dynasty of Korea lasting from 1392 until 1910.
A living descendent of the Joseon Dynasty in 2005 is HIH the Crown Prince Yi Seok.
The Joseon Dynasty began with an alliance with China to overthrow the Mongols and their superlative cavalry who had invaded Korea in 1231.
www.info-en.com /index.php/Joseon_Dynasty   (2547 words)

  
 KBS WORLD
King Gojong, the 26the monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, assumed the throne at the age of 12 in 1864.
The king made great efforts to protect the dynasty from outside forces in the turbulent period of the late 19th century.
Nakseonjae was built in 1847 (13th year of King Heonjong’s reign) as a royal concubines’ residence, but later was used as a royal office during the reign of King Gojong and King Sunjong.
rki.kbs.co.kr /english/news/news_zoom_detail.htm?No=839   (722 words)

  
 Definition of Rulers of Korea
Buyeo is believed to have risen from the areas of Joseon in 2nd-3rd century BC.
Baekje was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea in the 1st millennium AD (along with Goguryeo and Silla), and fell to Silla in 660.
The next 23 kings (until Wonjong) are also referred to by their temple names, which had the title jong in them.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Rulers_of_Korea   (1542 words)

  
 Korea - Gurupedia
Joseon Dynasty came to power and the country was renamed "Joseon" (Daejoseonguk in full, or "Great Joseon Nation").
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 Dynasty moved the capital to Hanseong (now Seoul) and adopted Confucianism as the state ideology.
www.gurupedia.com /k/ko/korea.htm   (1245 words)

  
 National Heritage - Seungjeongwon Ilgi
The Seungjeongwon, the Royal Secretariat of the Joseon Dynasty, was responsible for keeping Seungjeongwon Ilgi, the Diaries of the Royal Secretariat, a detailed record of the daily events and official schedules of the court, from the Joseon Dynasty's first king, Taejo, to its 27th and last, Sunjong.
The king's appointments including gyeongyeon, or discussions with scholars on the Confucian and other Chinese classics, meetings with court functionaries, administrative acts, and affairs in the queen's inner palace were listed in the preface to a monthly diary.
The details of the main text are written in the order of the daily tasks of the Seungjeongwon, daily regards to the king and his queen, the king's gyeongyeon, the Seungjeongwon's personnel affairs, reports from different ministries, and the king's commands.
www.ocp.go.kr /english/treasure/men_seung.html   (699 words)

  
 Korea Bike Tour: Seoul
Namsangol Hanok (traditional) Village, consists of the parental houses of Queen Yun, consort to King Sunjong; Shrine house of Haepung Buwongun (title given to a king's father-in-law) Yun; House of Bumadowi (title given to a king's son-in-law) Bak; House of Owijang (Commander of Five Commanders') Kim; and, House of Dopyeonsu (Master Architect) Yi.
It is the place where ceremonies of the state, such as new year's greetings to the king by civil and military officials, were held, and where foreign envoys were received.
King Taejong dug the pond and the pavillion was built in 1412.
www.ibike.org /ibike/korea/east/1-Seoul.htm   (544 words)

  
 China History Forum, online chinese history forum > Korean History in a nutshell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The eighteenth century Joseon historian Yu Deukgong 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.
King Onjo moved the capital from south of the river, to north of the river, and then south again under the pressure of attacks from other Mahan states.
King Gaeru is believed to have moved the capital to the Bukhan Mountain Fortress in 132.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /lofiversion/index.php/t1898.html   (17612 words)

  
 koreatips.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Deoksu-gung Villa was a private residence for Prince Wolsan in the Joseon Dynasty.
King Sunjong moved to Changdeok-gung, and the former King Gojong remained here.
According to Joseon Kingdom records, this ceremony was once executed in three separate parts: the Opening, thee Demonstration and the March.
korea.worldtips.net /english/culture/palaces_deoksu.html   (699 words)

  
 Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, & Mongolia
Kings and Emperors of Annam and Vietnam, 257 BC-1955
Although the kings were not deposed by the Thais, the whole Laotian state came under Thai suzerainty, until passing to French influence.
The last King of the period is supposed to have turned against Buddhism, and the kingdom fragmented after him.
www.friesian.com /perigoku.htm   (7864 words)

  
 Seoul Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Like all Joseon palaces, it has a mountain behind it and a small stream in front - good feng shui.
Seoul's oldest stone bridge (built in 1411) is there along with a throne hall, a blue-tiled royal office, and Naksonjae (originally built by King Honjong for one of his concubines), which was home to descendants of the royal family until 1989.
Cadillac and Daimler cars, used by the last Joseon king, Sunjong, are on display.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/south-korea/seoul?poi=17824   (244 words)

  
 Korean Architecture: Gangneung Hyanggyo, Gangneung
It is uncertain when it was built for the first time, but in general, its present appearance dates back to the 5th year of King Chungseon of the Goryeo Dynasty (1313) when government official Kim Seungin, who had been dispatched here, built it at the foot of Mt. Hwabusan.
It was destroyed by fire in 1411 (the 11th year of King Taejong of Joseon), and was rebuilt two years later at the recommendation of Yi Maengsang, an administrative official of Dohobu (a district ranked between the lower 'Mok' class and the upper 'Gun' class in Joseon period) in the Gangwon-do area.
In 1909, the third year of King Sunjong (1907-10) the Hyanggyo was turned into a school for teaching Western studies and renamed Hwasan School.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /gangneung/GANGNEUNGHYANGGYO.htm   (257 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a southern gate of old castle walls in Jeonju-si and was called Myunggyeonru after recovered upon the rebuilding of castle walls and gate in 1734, 10th year of King Yeongjo, from the destruction due to the Second Japanese Aggression in 1597, 30th year of King Seonjo.
The carved shape of the column-heads and the dragon-carved on the pillars between compartments in the middle of 1st story are the characteristics of the construction in the late Joseon that used lots of decoration and workmanship.
In Joseon period, a Buddhist mortuary tablet was enshrined in here so people could make a bow to the direction of the palace at the first day of a month and the fifteenth day of the lunar month.
php.chol.com /~taei/bbs/zboard.php?id=sightseeing&no=22   (673 words)

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