A family of no prominence : the descendants of Pak Tŏkhwa and the birth of modern Korea /

Koreans are known for their keen interest in genealogy and inherited ancestral status. Yet today's ordinary Korean would be hard pressed to explain the whereabouts of ancestors before the twentieth century. With A Family of No Prominence, Eugene Y. Park gives us a remarkable account of a noneli...

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Main Author: Park, Eugene Y. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Illustrations; Conventions; Prologue; 1. From the Mists of Time; 2. Living with Status Ambiguity: Guardsmen, Merchants, and Illegitimate Children; 3. As a Middle People: Military Officers, Jurists, and Calligraphers; 4. Long Live the Korean Empire: Hopes, Fulfillment, and Frustrations; 5. Fortunes that Rose and Fell with Imperial Korea: The Tayang U In-Laws; 6. Vignettes: Colonial Subjects of Imperial Japan; Epilogue; Character List; Notes; Works Cited; Index.