Korean Studies

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Introduction to Buddhist East Asia

Offers a variety of pedagogical and theoretical essays designed to assist professors in introducing undergraduate students to Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan.

New Perspectives in Modern Korean Buddhism

Offers alternative approaches to the study of colonial and postcolonial Korean Buddhism, suggesting new directions for scholarship.

King Chongjo, an Enlightened Despot in Early Modern Korea

The first detailed analysis in English of monarchy and governance in Korea during King Chŏngjo’s reign.

The Catcher in the Loft

A novel of political intrigue and coming of age, centered in a torture operative who is a fugitive and his unsuspecting daughter who must shelter him.

P'ungsu

Edited by Hong-key Yoon
Subjects: Asian Studies

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

Korean Religions in Relation

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

Anarchism in Korea

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea.

Chaekgeori

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.

A Postcolonial Self

A theologically informed look at the postcolonial self that forms as Korean immigrants confront life in the United States.

Request Line at Noon

By Lee Jangwook
Translated by Sun Kim & Tsering Wangmo
Subjects: General Interest

A collection of poems by the South Korean poet Lee Jangwook.

A Warm Family

By Kim Hu-Ran
Translated by Cho Young-Shil
Subjects: General Interest

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

The Dharma Master Chongsan of Won Buddhism

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

Women and Confucianism in Choson Korea

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