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Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age: The Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian

Chong Tojon


Chŏng Tojŏn, one of the most influential thinkers in Korean history, played a leading role in the establishment of the Chosŏn dynasty (1392–1910). Long recognized for his contributions to the development of Neo-Confucianism in Korea, Chŏng was both a prodigious writer and an influential statesman before being murdered in a political coup. Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age charts Chŏng’s rise to prominence amidst the turmoil of the late fourteenth century, when Korea struggled to come to terms with the political, military, and intellectual changes of an emerging new East Asian international ord ... More

Keywords: Chŏng Tojŏn, Neo-Confucianism, Koryŏ dynasty, Chosŏn dynasty, Yuan dynasty, Mongol empire, Ming dynasty, dynastic change, Literary Mirror to Order the World, Rituals of the Zhou

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824859442
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chong Tojon, author