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The Resource Epistolary Korea : letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910, edited by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Epistolary Korea : letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910, edited by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Label
Epistolary Korea : letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910
Title
Epistolary Korea
Title remainder
letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910
Statement of responsibility
edited by JaHyun Kim Haboush
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"By expanding the definition of "epistle" to include any writing that addresses the intended receiver directly, JaHyun Kim Haboush introduces readers to the rich epistolary practice of Chosŏn Korea. The Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910) produced an abundance of epistles, writings that mirror the genres of neighboring countries (especially China) while retaining their own specific historical trajectory. Written in both literary Chinese and vernacular Korean, the writings collected here range from royal public edicts to private letters, a fascinating array that blurs the line between classical and everyday language and the divisions between men and women. Haboush's selections also recast the relationship between epistolography and the concept of public and private space. Haboush groups her epistles according to where they were written and read : public letters, letters to colleagues and friends, social letters, and family letters. Then she arranges them according to occasion : letters on leaving home, deathbed letters, letters of fiction, and letters to the dead. She examines the mechanics of epistles, their communicative space, and their cultural and political meaning. With its wholly unique collection of materials, "Epistolary Korea" produces more than a vivid chronicle of pre- and early modern Korean life. It breaks new ground in establishing the terms of a distinct, non-European form of epistolography."-- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.7/2
Index
index present
LC call number
PL984.E8
LC item number
E65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Epistolary Korea : letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910, edited by JaHyun Kim Haboush
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Korean
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 448 p.
Isbn
9780231519595
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008018695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226304820
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506919735
Label
Epistolary Korea : letters in the communicative space of the Chosŏn, 1392-1910, edited by JaHyun Kim Haboush
Publication
Note
Translated from the Korean
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-432) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 448 p.
Isbn
9780231519595
Isbn Type
(electronic)
Lccn
2008018695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226304820
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506919735

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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