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  Three Kingdoms of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Three Kingdoms of Korea were Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, which dominated the Korean peninsula and parts of Manchuria for much of the 1st millennium CE.
The Three Kingdoms period in Korea is usually considered to run from the 1st century BCE until Silla's triumph over Goguryeo in 668, which marked the beginning of the North and South States period (남북국시대) of Unified Silla in the South and Balhae in the North.
Dongye, Okjeo, and Buyeo, all three conquered by Goguryeo
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 Encyclopedia: Korean names for Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Korean, Korea is referred to as "Chosŏn" (조선; 朝鮮) in the North and "Hanguk" (한국; 韓國) in the South.
Korea (한국) is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the west and Russia to the north.
Korea was divided into two occupation zones effectively starting on September 8, 1945, with the United States administering the southern half of the peninsula and the Soviet Union taking over the area north of the 38th parallel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Korean-names-for-Korea   (1449 words)

 Korea - Simple English Wikipedia
Korea is a country in the eastern part of Asia.
From the year 681 to the year 935 the kingdom of Silla was the only kingdom in Korea.
Korea was a colony of Japan from the year 1910 to the year 1945.
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 Later Three Kingdoms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Later Three Kingdoms of Korea (892 - 936) consisted of Silla, Hubaekje ("Later Baekje"), and Taebong (also known as Hugoguryeo, "Later Goguryeo").
The latter two were viewed as heirs to the earlier Three Kingdoms of Korea, which had been united by Silla.
Wanggeon proclaimed the kingdom of Goryeo in 936, officially putting an end to the Later Three Kingdoms period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Later_Three_Kingdoms_of_Korea   (141 words)

 Three Kingdoms of Korea - Simple English Wikipedia
The Three Kingdoms of Korea were Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla.
These three kingdoms were once in the Korean peninsula and Manchuria.
The time of the three kindoms ended in 668 when Silla conquered the other two.
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 Silla --  Encyclopædia Britannica
one of the three kingdoms of ancient Korea and the one that in 668 unified Korea under the Unified Silla dynasty (q.v.
(668–935), dynasty that unified the three kingdoms of the Korean peninsula—Silla, Paekche, and Koguryo.
The old Silla kingdom had forged an alliance with T'ang China (618–907) and had conquered the kingdom of Paekche to the southeast in 660 and the northern Korean kingdom of Koguryo—largest of the three—in 668.
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 South Korea - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is bordered to the north by North Korea, and Japan lies across the Korea Strait to the southeast.
The border between North and South Korea is considered the most heavily fortified border in the world, and while some crossings have occurred at the truce village of Panmunjeom, one of the cases (a Soviet defector in 1984) was shot at by both sides and, although he survived, you might not be so lucky.
Motels in South Korea are generally very cheap hotels targeted at young couples aiming to spend 'time' together away from their elders, complete with gaudy (occasionally vibrating)plastic beds with strategically placed mirrors on the ceiling, as well as a VCR and a variety of appropriate videos.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Silla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From its founding until its growth into a full-fledged kingdom, Silla was recorded with various Hanja (Chinese characters) phonetically approximating its native Korean name: 旯盧 (사로, saro), 旯羅 (사라, sara), 徐那(伐) (서나(벌), seona(beol)), 徐耶(伐) (서야(벌), seoya(beol)), 徐羅(伐) (서라(벌), seora(beol)), 徐伐 (서벌, seobeol).
In northern Korea, Goguryeo, a kingdom by about 50 CE, destroyed the last Chinese commandery in 313, and had grown into a threatening regional power.
The capital of the Silla kingdom was Gyeongju.
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 Baekje - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Image:Three Kingdoms of Korea Map.png In the 5th century, Baekje retreated under the southward military threat of Goguryeo, and in 475, the capital Hanseong (present day Seoul) was under Goguryeo control.
Baekje was briefly revived in the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea period, as Unified Silla collapsed.
In contemporary South Korea, Baekje relics are often symbolic of the local cultures of the southwest, especially in Chungnam and Jeolla.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Baekje   (1928 words)

 Korea, 1-500 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The large numbers of embassies dispatched by the three Korean kingdoms to China during the latter part of this period indicate the importance peninsula rulers attach to sustaining diplomatic contacts with Chinese governments.
With the exception of Chinese stoneware, the stoneware of the Three Kingdoms period is the earliest known high-fired ware in the world.
The Silla Kingdom, whose geographically isolated position on Korea's southeastern coast slows the penetration of sinitic culture, does not officially sanction the practice of Buddhism until 528 A.D. • 4th–6th century A.D. In each of the three kingdoms, the royal court and aristocracy create a demand for luxury goods, symbols of power and authority.
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 History of Korea, part I
Evidence of inhabitants in Korea from as early as 4000 BC exists in Korea.
All three kingdoms were heavily influenced by China, and Buddhism was introduced to Koguryo in 372.
Like other kingdoms before it, Koryo was also subject to internal strife and external threats, most notably from the Mongols who had taken over China.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Information/history1.cfm   (551 words)

 Three Kingdoms - General Works
The sobriquet "Three Kingdoms Era" of course neglects the confederation of Kaya states in the far south, which were the first victims of Silla’s drive towards peninsula hegemony with their final defeat in the mid-6
Strictly speaking then, "Three Kingdoms Era" can only be applied for the century or so before 668, between the fall of the last Kaya state in 562 and Silla unification.
Barnes, Gina L. "The Archaeology of the Capital Cities of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea." In Grayson, James, Huntley, ed.
www2.hawaii.edu /~dkane/Kingdoms.htm   (856 words)

 Korean History in a nutshell - China History Forum, online chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The origin of Baekje is still controversial, but the kingdoms of Goguryeo and Baekje had similar ethnic and linguistic backgrounds and the kingdom was firmly established in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula with its capital at Seoul by the fourth century.
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.
Silla was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea in the 1st millennium AD, along with Baekje (which it conquered in 660) and Goguryeo (which it defeated in 668).
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 History of KOREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Korea, hanging like an appendix from northern China, cannot avoid being influenced by its powerful neighbour.
During the early centuries of the Christian era there is continual warfare between the three kingdoms, until Silla unites the peninsula by defeating the other two (Paekche in AD 660, Koguryo in 668).
The kingdom of Silla gives Korea (or Choson, 'land of the morning calm', as it is called at this time) a period of stability and prosperity in which the arts flourish in the service of Buddhism.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac15   (453 words)

 AllRefer.com - North Korea - The Period of the Three Kingdoms | North Korean Information Resource
In the first three centuries A.D., a large number of walled-town states in southern Korea grouped into three federations known as Chinhan, Mahan, and Pynhan; during this period, rice agriculture had developed in the rich alluvial valleys and plains to such an extent that reservoirs had been built for irrigation.
Kogury ranged over a wild region of northeastern Korea and eastern Manchuria that was subjected to extremes of temperature and structured by towering mountain ranges, broad plains, and life-giving rivers; the highest peak, known as Paektu-san (White Head Mountain), is on the contemporary Sino-Korean border and has a beautiful, crystal-pure lake at its summit.
The period of the Three Kingdoms thus ended, but not before the kingdoms had come under the long-term sway of Chinese civilization and had been introduced to Chinese statecraft, Buddhist and Confucian philosophy, Confucian practices of educating the young, and the Chinese written language.
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 Korean history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tan'gun Wang'gom, the first great ruler of Korea, established his capital at Asadal (now P'yong'yang) and called his kingdom Choson, a name that means "Land of the Morning Calm." The Tan'gun legend not only reflects Korean ideals, but helped develop the pride of a people with a long history and an ancient culture.
Numerous battles among Korea's Later Three Kingdoms led to the surrender of Silla and the collapse of Later Paekche.
Korea, an agrarian monarchy and former Japanese colony, had become a divided nation; communist in the north and a developing democracy in the south.
www.slu.edu /organizations/ksa/History.htm   (2660 words)

 Korean History: A Bibliography [Three Kingdoms]
"Tang and Korea: Expansion and Withdrawal." In Son of Heaven and Heavenly Qaghan: Sui-Tang China and Its Neighbors.
Gardiner, Kenneth H.J. "The Legends of Koguryo (I): Samguk Sagi: Annals of Koguryo." Korea Journal 22:1 (January 1982): 60-69.
"Korea of Silla and the Birth of the Japanese Empire." In History of the Cultural and Scientific Development of Humanity III.
www.hawaii.edu /korea/bibliography/three_kingdoms.htm   (1364 words)

 South Korea the Three Kingdoms Period
In the central part of Korea, the main mountain range, the T'aebaek Range, runs north to south along the edge of the Sea of Japan, which lies off the east coast of the peninsula.
The tribal states in the southwest were the first to unite, calling their centralized kingdom Paekche.
Despite repeated attacks by Chinese and other opposition forces, by 391 the kingdom's rulers had achieved undisputed control of all of Manchuria east of the Liao River as well as of the northern and central regions of the Korean Peninsula.
www.country-studies.com /south-korea/the-three-kingdoms-period.html   (819 words)

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The delicate styling and fine craftsmanship of celadon pottery well illustrates the refinement of the culture, even from as far back as the Three Kingdoms period.
Korea has also spawned some great inventors; its first printing systems predate Gutenberg's, the famous 'Turtle Ship' was the first ever iron-clad battleship, and the Korean alphabet, devised by a group of scholars in the 15 century, was so effective that it remains largely unchanged today.
After the Korean War, South Korea formed a democratic government and has made remarkable progress in the area of politics, economics, and culture with its tireless post-war reconstruction efforts.
www.pitt.edu /~ethics/Korea/culture.html   (474 words)

 History of Korea: The Three Kingdoms
In the southern part of Korea, tribal leagues of the Three Han gradually developed to the stage of state-building.
Thus, all Three Kingdoms developed highly sophisticated state organizations on the Korean Peninsula, adopting Confucian and Buddhist hierarchical structures with the king at the pinnacle.
The Three Kingdoms were competing with each other in strengthening Buddhist-Confucian state power, in efforts toward serious territorial expansion.
www.koreaaward.com /korea/history_ThreeKingdoms.htm   (996 words)

 KOREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The grotto is admired for its seamless synergy of science, architecture, geometry and philosophy.
Silla was one of three kingdoms in Korea; the other two were Paekche in the southwestern Korea and Koguryo in northern Korea and Manchuria.
Typically, there were three locations for shrine-temples – in mountains, in valleys, or in stone caves or chambers.
www.koreasociety.org /KS_curriculum/HS/2/2-text/2_013.htm   (392 words)

 Three Kingdoms Era   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The northern kingdom of Koguryo (37 BC - 668 AD) emerged from among the indigenous people along the banks of the northern Yalu River.
The three kingdoms rivaled among themselves for power as each grew in national strength, so conflict was inevitable.
Koguryo looked to expand its borders toward the southern kingdoms of Silla and Paekche to gain land that was more fertile and to strengthen its position against the menacing Hsien Pei and other violent, northern nomadic tribes.
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 UWO Karate Club/History of TSD
However, the most credible and traditional view is that the martial arts originated not in any one country, but in almost all parts of the globe, as they were needed by primitive people.
Korea was divided into three kingdoms, the Korguryo, the Paekche and the Silla kingdoms.
The unified Silla Kingdom was overthrown by a warlord, Wang Kun, in 918 and he established a new kingdom, called "Koryo," lasted for 475 years.
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 Korea - Three Kingdoms Period
The Koguryo Kingdom (37B.C.-A.D.668) was the first of the Korean kingdoms to be exposed to Chinese Han culture.
The excavations disclosed that the temples were built in a Koguryo style known as "three Halls-one Pagoda," with each hall in the east, west and north, and an entrance gate in the south.
Each pagoda and hall appear to have been surrounded by covered corridors, giving the appearance of three separate temples of a style called "one Hall-one Pagoda." The pagoda at the center was found to have been made of wood, while the other two were made of stone.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/korea/arc/three_kingdoms_period.htm   (1003 words)

 AllRefer.com - South Korea - The Three Kingdoms Period | South Korean Information Resource
Korea During the Three Kingsons Period, Fifth to Sixth Centuries, A.D. The territory south of the Han River is relatively distant from the Asian continent; hence, the people living there were initially able to develop independently, without much involvement with events on the continent.
Chinhan was situated in the middle part of the peninsula, Mahan in the southwest, and Pyonhan in the southeast.
This process occurred in the mid-third century A.D., after the Chinese army of the Wei Dynasty (A.D. 220-65), which controlled Lolang, threatened the tribes in A.D. The Silla Kingdom evolved in the southeast.
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