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  Taejo of Joseon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1392-1398), born Yi Seonggye, was the founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korean antiquity, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty.
He was posthumously raised to the rank of Emperor in 1899 by Gojong, the Gwangmu Emperor, who had proclaimed the Empire of Korea in 1897.
Taejo's father Yi Ja-chun was a former Mongol official, but his ethnicity was Korean.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yi_Seonggye   (783 words)

 Wikipedia: Seosan
Before ever having tested his hand as a military commander, Seosan was a first-rate Seon (Korean Buddhism) master and the author of a number of important religious texts, the most important of which is probably his "Seon gugam", a guide to Seon practice which is studied by Korean monks even today.
Joseon was unaware of the situation in Japan, however, and was unprepared for the Japanese aggression.
At first, the government armies of Joseon suffered repeated defeats, and the Japanese armies marched north up to Pyongyang and the Hamgyong provinces.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/s/se/seosan.html   (571 words)

 Jeongjong of Joseon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Jeongjong of Joseon (1357-1419) was the second king of Joseon (or Chosun) Dynasty (1399-1400).
He was the second son of the founder and also the first king of the dynasty, King Taejo of Joseon.
In 1398, King Taejo's fifth son, Yi Bangwon, who later would be King Taejong of Joseon, led a coup along with many military officers and killed the queen, her two sons, Prime Minister Jeong, and many of his factions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jeongjong_of_Joseon   (413 words)

The greatest ruler of the Joseon Dynasty was Taejo’s son, Sejong (1418 - 1450 A.D.).
With regard to the martial arts of Korea, it was during the Joseon Dynasty that subakki became an important national sport and attracted attention from both the royal court and the general public.
However, in the later half of the Joseon Dynasty, it’s importance decline due to internal political struggles of the royal court which was constantly disturbed by feudal lords encouraging the development of literature and painting to the expense of the martial arts.
www.sbtkd.com /joseon.html   (630 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Rulers of Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taejo Ko (Chuntong) of JinEmperor Taejo Ko (Chuntong) (698–719)
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.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Rulers_of_Korea   (1712 words)

 Korean Architecture: Donggureung Tombs
One historical highlight is the tomb of the dynastic founder King Taejo (Yi Seonggye).
All of the tombs are constructed in the same general style, with a three-part sequence that includes a ceremonial gate at the front, a T-shaped sacrificial hall at the center, and a large mound in the rear, the top of which is covered with smaller mounds and stonework.
The tomb of King Heonjong, the 24th ruler of the Joseon dynasty, is the sole example of a tomb with three mounds enclosed inside the same wall.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /kyonggi/DONGGUREUNG.htm   (922 words)

 Korean pottery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The transitional wares of white became fields for Joseon Dynasty celebrations of victory in many pieces decorated with Korean calligraphy.
During the Joseon Dynasty, (1392–1910) pottery was considered to represent the highest quality of achievement from imperial, city, and provincial kilns, the last of which were export-driven wares.
Central to Korean success were the chambered climbing kilns that were used throughout the Joseon dynasty and exported abroad, especially to Japan by Korean kiln-makers where they were renamed as noborigama in the Karatsu area from the 17th century on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korean_pottery   (1280 words)

 Dongdaemun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty.
The structure was first built by King Taejo during his fifth year of reign (1396).
It was renovated in 1453, and the current structure is the one rebuilt in 1869.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dongdaemun   (117 words)

After the Joseon Dynasty's rise to power and the formation of Joseon in 1392, the country was redivided into eight new provinces (''Do'') in 1413.
Taejo expanded the country's territory by conquering part of the land formerly belonging to Goguryeo, in the northwest of the Korean peninsula, as far north as the Yalu River.
A wall was constructed from the Yalu River in the northwest to the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in the southeast, on the boundary between Goryeo and the northeastern Jurched territory.
www.abusinessforme.com /Provinces_of_Korea   (1460 words)

 Ministry Of Culture & Tourism
Joseon's fourth king, King Sejong the Great (r.1418-1450), was noted for his mastery of Confucian learning.
None of the Joseon kings had been strong enough to defy the yangban officials by praying in person at the Temple of Heaven, where the Son of Heaven alone was qualified to converse with the Heavenly God.
The ninth King of Joseon Dynasty, Seongjong (r.1469-1494) ascended to the throne as a child and ruled under the regency of the dowager queen and minister-consultants.
www.mct.go.kr:8080 /english/K_about/History07.html   (3772 words)

 Korean History in a nutshell - China History Forum, chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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.
Joseon (as Korea was called during the Joseon Dynasty) dealt with invasions by Japan from 1592 to 1598 (see Seven-Year War).
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.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=1898&st=30&p=4699872   (8199 words)

 Informat.io on Joseon Dynasty
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.
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 Joseon Dynasty would still reign, albeit perturbed by Japanese interventions such as in 1895, when the Japanese murdered Empress Min of Korea.
www.informat.io /?title=joseon-dynasty   (2744 words)

 Cultural Heritage, the source for Koreans' Strength and Dream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The annals of the Joseon Dynasty comprise 1,893 books covering 472 years (1392 -1863) of the history of the Joseon Dynasty, from the reign of King Taejo, the founder, to the end of the reign of King Cheoljong.
First, the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty are the authentic records of one dynasty which cover the longest period of time.
Last, the Annals of Joseon Dynasty are treasured historic, political, and diplomatic material for research on the relations of Japan, Manchuria, China, and the Ryukyus.
www.cha.go.kr /english/world_heritage/Joseonwangjosilok.jsp   (1125 words)

 Korean National Heritage Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It was in 1907 when the last monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, Seonjong ascended the throne that the palace was renamed Deoksu, meaning longevity of former king and Seonjong's father Gojong.
Traditionally placed behind the thrones of Joseon rulers, the Sun, Moon, and Five Peaks screen was the most crucial signifying element of the king as the nexus between the earthly and heavenly realms.
The astronomy chart incised on the stone was made in the fourth year of the reign of King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, it was used to symbolize the royal authority and dignity of the new dynasty.
www.korea-museum.go.kr /eng/mus/nat_10.jsp   (732 words)

 Yangban - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1392, these neo-confucian scholars helped to overthrow the Goryeo Dynasty, some of them attaining prominence as "meritorious subjects" in the ensuing Joseon Dynasty under founder Yi Seonggye and his successors.
The Yangban embraced neo-confucianism, which was based on knowing Li (principle) through Qi (material force) and vice versa.
During the Joseon dynasty, the Yangban were essentially the ruling class and always aimed to maintain a truly confucian state.
www.indopedia.org /Yangban.html   (178 words)

 Japan Forum - View Single Post - Re: POLL - Can South Korea militarily defeat Japan?
Korea had big damages by Hideyoshi's invasion,Japan failed to invade Korean peninsula for 7 years.but Joseon Dynasty fell into the dark age from this time since they had big damages on the most part of cultivatable lands and decreased of the population who can occupied for production activities.
The founder of Joseon Dynasty, King Taejo distinguished himself in his conquest of Japanese marauders.
The Japanese army, armed with matchlock guns with which Joseon soldiers were not familiar, reached Hanyang within a few weeks.
www.jref.com /forum/showpost.php?p=126394&postcount=38   (1174 words)

 A land of diverse culture - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Built originally by King Taejo in 1395, it was the main palace until 1592 when it was burnt down during Japanese invasions.
Built in the middle of a vast lily-pond during the twelfth year of King Taejo’s reign, the pavilion was often used as a banquet hall for high-ranking officials and foreign envoys.
In the Joseon period, Kings Taejo and Taejong supposedly blessed the springs with their presence and bathed here, as well as thousands of others who have since come Yusong.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/sep052004/sh4.asp   (1665 words)

 Taekwondo History
The Historical Record of Joseon (also pronounced as Chosun) mentions these envoys and their frequent visits to bring tribute to the kings of Joseon, and of these envoys as the means of Okinawa's adoption of "Nul", the Korean see-saw game.
Another Joseon dynasty record indicates that in order to pass a certain degree of martial examination, one had to defeat three or more persons by means of subak.
The popularity of Subak waned in the second half of the Joseon dynasty, due to the negligence of the royal court, which was constantly torn by strife between feuding political factions.
dwp.bigplanet.com /terrybrule/tkdhistory   (5126 words)

 Joseon Dynasty - Galbijim
The Joseon Dynasty (also Chosŏn, Hangul: 조선왕조, Hanja: 朝鮮王朝) was the final ruling dynasty of Korea, lasting from 1392 until 1910.
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 period, the metal printing press, invented during the Goryeo dynasty in 1232 AD, supplanted the wood-block printing press in China.
wiki.galbijim.com /Joseon   (2351 words)

 Free information of Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
At this time, General Taejo of Joseon distinguished himself by repelling Japanese pirates, known as Wokou, who raided and stole from Korean and Chinese merchant ships for the advanced technology.
In 1392, Taejo of Joseon established the Joseon Dynasty, moving the capital to Hanseong (now Seoul) and built Destruction of Korean Royal Palace Palace.
During the Joseon Dynasty period, Korean silk was highly regarded by China and Korean pottery made with blue-green celadon.
www.qcat.org /en/Korea   (7408 words)

 1392 Definition / 1392 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
[click for more] founder of the Joseon Dynasty 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 name "Goryeo" is a shortened form of "Goguryeo," the name of a kingdom in northern Korea which was conquered by Silla in 668.
www.elresearch.com /1392   (697 words)

 mefeedia videoblogging directory: the most complete videoblogger directory: videobloggers and counting.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
918-943), it served as the main residence for royalty during the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), up until it was burnt down in 1592 during the Japanese invasions.It lay in ruins for 300 hundred years until it was rebuilt in 1868 by Heungseon Daewongun(1820-1898), the regent and father of King Gojong(r.
Built on a man made lake for festivals and entertaining guests such as foreign dignitaries, the king would also have used it for boating.At the northernmost section of the palace grounds is the Hyangwonjeong pavillion.
With a population of 185,000 it is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and acts as the market centre for agriculture in the surrounding area.During the Joseon Dynasty, the city of Andong became famous for being the centre of confucianism in Korea and was home to many famous confucian scholars such as Toe-gye Yi Hwang (1501-70).
mefeedia.com /feeds/1117   (3413 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thus the names of buildings written on hanging boards reflect the principle of the Confucian¡©oriented Joseon Dynasty.
The Joseon Dynasty in 1860s was on the road of decline and confronted by the twin perils of internal rebellion and foreign invasion.
After the Japanese annexation of Joseon in 1910, Japan demolished Gyeongbokgung Palace and opened to the public as a park to undermine the royal authority.
www.palace.or.kr /library/content_view_1.asp?cat_id=13&content_id=46   (359 words)

 Korean National Heritage Online
The construction of the gate began in the fourth year of King Taejo of Joseon Period (1395) and was completed in his seventh year (1398).
But it is known that the gate was rebuilt in the 29th year of King Sejong (1447).
The well-structured construction is a good model of the early Joseon Period.
www.heritage.go.kr /eng/nat/nat_01.jsp   (247 words)

 What is Goryeo? : Abaara fun facts and uncommon knowledge - Goryeo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
King U put the general Yi Seong-gye (later Taejo) in charge, but he stopped at the border and rebelled.
Goryeo fell to General Yi In He then established the Joseon Dynasty.
Today, Korea and related forms such as Corea and Corée that derive from Goryeo are used as names for the country in most languages around the world.
info.abaara.com /pac/Goryeo   (817 words)

 welcome to Ulsac City Tour
It is said that Yi Jidae of the Joseon Dynasty planted this tree.
In 1394(the third year of King Taejo's reign of Joseon), he was rewarded by the King for capturing the ship of a Japanese pirate, and appointed a high official(Hanseong-panyun).
Because the year of King Danjong's enthronement(1452) was politically chaotic, Yi Jidae resigned office and settled at this village.
www.ulsancitytour.com /lang_E/course/course.html?div=ct5&code=dooseo   (174 words)

 Korean History in a nutshell - China History Forum, chinese history forum
Gojong (1852 - 1919) was the 26th king and 1st emperor of the Korean Joseon Dynasty.
Empress Myeongseong was the wife of Emperor Gojong, Emperor of the Joseon Dynasty of the Daehan Empire.
As the Lord High Admiral of the Korean fleet under the Joseon Dynasty, Yi led the fight against the Japanese during their first invasion of Korea during April 1592 in the Seven-Year War.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=1898&st=30&p=4699872&   (3533 words)

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