Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 08:37:53 -0600
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From: Christiane Reinhold <email@example.com>
Subject: H-Asia: Q.: history of the Yi dynasty
History of the Yi (Choson) dynasty
A dialog from the H-Asia list, November 1997
From: Lawrence Ober <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Q.: history of the Yi dynasty
A simple query. I am a high school history teacher with a fascination for Asian history.
In order to organize the larger scope that perforce is part of a secondary school curriculum, the medium of genealogy of ruling families has often been helpful in keeping some order. I have collected an extensive genealogical history of the ruling "princes" of India under the British Raj, but would like to extend the survey elsewhere.
Would anyone have any suggestions regarding the history or genealogy of the Yi dynasty of Korea in the l9th and early 20th centuries?
Lawrence M. Ober
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 11:47:36 -0600
A simple geneology of all the kings in Korean history can be found on pages 387-394 of Ki-baik Lee's A New History of Korea from Harvard University press. That book also contains several chapters on the history of Korea in the 19th and 20th centuries. More detailed studies of the final decades of the Yi dynasty would include: