Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer

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In Engraving Virtue, Young Kyun Oh investigates the publishing history of the Samgang Haengsil-to (Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations), a moral primer of Choson (1392-1910), and traces the ways in which woodblock printed books contributed to shaping premodern Korea. Originally conceived by the court as a book with which to instill in its society Confucian ethics encased in the stories of moral heroes and heroines as filial sons, loyal subjects, and devoted wives, the Samgang Haengsil-to embodies various aspects of ...

Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer 2013, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004249882

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