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Seeking Order in a Tumultuous AgeThe Writings of Chong Tojon, a Korean Neo-Confucian$
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Chong Tojon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824859442

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824859442.001.0001

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A Literary Mirror to Order the World: Part One

A Literary Mirror to Order the World: Part One

(p.95) Chapter Three: A Literary Mirror to Order the World: Part One
Seeking Order in a Tumultuous Age
David M. Robinson
University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter is a translation of the first half of one of Chŏng Tojŏn’s most influential works, A Literary Mirror to Order the World. In this section, Chŏng uses Chinese history and classical works, most especially the Rites of Zhou, to support his vision of proper government, which he offered as a kind of blueprint for the newly founded Chosŏn dynasty.

Keywords:   Rites of Zhou, A Literary Mirror to Order the World, political ideals, Chinese classics, history

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