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The 1728 Musin Rebellion: Politics and Plotting in Eighteenth-Century Korea

Andrew David Jackson


The 1728 Musin Rebellion was the largest rebellion in eighteenth-century Choson Korea, and an armed attempt to overthrow King Yongjo’s government. The rebellion proved unsuccessful but during three weeks of fighting the government lost control of large swathes of territory, and the rebels drew significant popular support. The Musin Rebellion had its roots in the factional conflicts surrounding Yongjo’s troubled succession to the throne. The book analyzes an aspect of the conflict neglected by researchers, namely how the rebels managed to create an armed rebellion. The book explores the politic ... More

Keywords: Musin Rebellion, Yongjo, Kyongjong, factionalism, Choson politics, Korean history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824852726
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824852726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew David Jackson, author
University of Copenhagen