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Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea$
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Don Baker and Franklin Rausch

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866266

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866266.001.0001

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Korea at the End of the Eighteenth Century

Korea at the End of the Eighteenth Century

(p.3) Chapter 1 Korea at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Don Baker

Franklin Rausch

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter explains the traditional philosophical and religious tradition of Korea in order to elucidate what a radical challenge Christianity posed when it entered Korea at the end of the 18th century. It also discusses the traditional social structure and legal system of Chosŏn Korea as well as the factionalism that was characteristic of its politics.

Keywords:   ritual, ethics, monotheism, moral frailty, Sangje, yangban, factionalism

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